Ways to Give

The WhidbeyHealth Foundation offers donors a variety of charitable giving options that benefit both donors and WhidbeyHealth's ability to continue providing quality healthcare services to our Whidbey Island neighbors.

Enhancing Care on Whidbey

When you donate to the WhidbeyHealth Foundation, aside from the modest operating costs of the Foundation, your gift will be used to provide exceptional medical care, upgrade patient care facilities and purchase cutting-edge equipment and technology for WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and clinics.

(At right, the late Joann Peterson talks about the Sue Taves' "Hearts" sculpture she helped to donate in honor of the nurses at WhidbeyHealth Cancer Care.)

Your gift may be unrestricted to be used where most needed, or designated for a specific purpose within the WhidbeyHealth network.

Memorial or honorary gifts are a meaningful way to celebrate or honor a particular individual, as well as to support the mission of WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and its clinics. Naming opportunities, as well as being included on the “Tree of Life” in the medical center lobby, are a great way to honor, celebrate or recognize an individual and their legacy.

To learn more, call Helen Taylor at 360.678.7656
or 360.321.7656, ext. 4020.

Cash: Giving Options

A gift of cash, payable by check or credit card, is the most direct way to give to WhidbeyHealth. These simple transactions may provide tax benefits to the donor, while providing a quick and effective method for the medical center and its clinics to put your money to good use. 

Donate Cash

Unless otherwise noted, general contributions will go to serve the greatest need. If you would like your donation to go to a specific project, program or department; or if you would like your gift to be recognized in honor of, to remember, or to celebrate someone, please call Heather Tenore, Foundation Assistant, at 360-678-7656 ext. 4021. 


  • Securities:

    Potential significant tax benefits may be available to you if you choose to donate appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual fund shares. Your tax accountant can advise you on the most advantageous options of this method. Please contact Helen Taylor, Executive Director of the Foundation, for further information on how to transfer the stocks directly from your account to WhidbeyHealth Foundation. Here is the form for donating stocks and securities.
  • Directed IRA Distribution:

    If you are over age 70½ and required to take annual distributions from your IRA accounts as taxable income, a special provision of the tax code, applicable until year end 2009, unless extended by Congress, permits you to distribute any amount up to $100,000 from your IRA accounts to qualified charities, that you are not required to report as taxable income.
  • Real Estate:

    Gifts of unencumbered real estate held for more than one year entitles a donor to a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the gift.
  • Pledges

    Pledges for a specified amount given over a consecutive number of months or years are accepted for those individuals who want to consider making an ongoing and significant contribution to WhidbeyHealth.
  • Stocks:

    Please use WhidbeyHealth Foundation when transferring stock. This is the legal name of the foundation.
    Here is the form for donating stocks and securities.