Ways to Give

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

Making a Difference

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, 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.

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


Memorial or Naming gifts

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.

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Giving monthly can spread your gift out throughout the year and make an even larger impact on local healthcare.

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.

Securities and IRA


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. Click here to download 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 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 & Stocks

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 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.


Please use WhidbeyHealth Foundation when transferring stock. This is the legal name of the foundation. Click here to download the form for donating Stocks and Securities.

To learn more

To learn more, call Helen Taylor at 360.678.7656 or 360.321.7656, ext. 6500.