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Through the Dr. Jerry V. Ramsey & Elaine Perdue Ramsey Endowment Fund
at The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF)

Donate online at this GTCF Link

What is an Endowment Fund?

An endowment is a permanent fund that provides income each year to support our mission. The Dr. Jerry V. Ramsey & Elaine Perdue Ramsey Endowment Fund at The Greater Tacoma Community Foun-dation (GTCF) is professionally managed to ensure the funds remain strong over time.

Currently, GTCF funds pay out 4.75% of the average fund balance. For example, a $100,000 fund provides about $4,750 in support each year. Why is an Endowment Important? An endowment provides essential stability, grows over time, is a permanent source of funding, and facilitates strategic planning. The endowment fund also presents an excellent option for donors who want to make deferred gifts.

Who Makes Gifts to the Endowment?Anyone can contribute to Tacoma Historical Society’s future with an endowment gift of any size. Endowment fund donors support Tacoma Historical Society in carrying out its mission, now and in the future.

What Form Can
an Endowment Gift Take?

Gifts to endowment take many forms. The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation pro-vides professional gift planning assistance and facilitates gifts of all types, including:
• Cash
• Current gifts of non-cash assets, such as stock and real estate
• Charitable bequests
• Life income gifts
• Gifts of retirement plan assets
• Gifts of life insurance

Are Endowment Funds
Restricted on Purpose?

The Dr. Jerry V. Ramsey & Elaine Perdue Ramsey Endowment Fund at the GTCF provides unrestricted support to advance our mission. It is also
possible to establish separate funds for the support of specific purposes.
Individuals and families create these funds, usually named, to address a need or support a program of special importance to them.

What is A Named Fund?

A named fund is a permanent fund that honors an individual or family and benefits Tacoma Historical Society. Named funds at The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation are created with a gift of at least $10,000. The gift may be current or deferred, as in the case of a bequest. Each year, Tacoma Historical Society receives support in the name of the fund.

Is There a Minimum Size
for Gifts to our Endowment Fund?

The Dr. Jerry V. Ramsey & Elaine Perdue Ramsey Endowment Fund benefits, now and in the future, from endowment gifts of any size.

Giving while living is
knowing where it’s going
~ Percy Ross

What is a Charitable Bequest?

A charitable bequest is a gift made under the terms of a will. Because a bequest is flexible and revocable, it is the most common of type of deferred gift. With a bequest, it is possible to continue your support and commitment to Tacoma Historical Society far into the future.

If your wish to be contacted by a Tacoma Historical society representative about planned giving, download the Inquiry Form here.

Mail the completed form to:

Endowment Fund
Tacoma Historical Society
P.O. Box 1865
Tacoma, WA 98401

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a 501(c)(3) organization

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