Sixth & I’s dynamic programs are supported by gifts from generous individuals and institutions. The most common ways to give are outright donations of cash and securities, but there are planned giving options detailed here that can have favorable tax and financial benefits.
Please note that at this time, Sixth & I is not able to accept gifts of real estate or personal property.
For more information on the different options for supporting Sixth & I, or to notify us of a planned gift that you have already arranged, please contact Helen Li, Interim Director of Development.
One-time or recurring gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to support Sixth & I and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Online: Please visit our secure page where you can donate using your credit card.
By mail: Please make checks payable to Sixth & I Synagogue, Inc. and send to:
Sixth & I Synagogue
Attention: Development Office
600 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
By telephone or wire transfer: Please contact Helen Li.
Please check with your employer to see if a charitable gift matching program is available, which can double or even triple the impact of your gift to Sixth & I.
Donations of Stock, Bonds, & Mutual Funds
Donating shares of publicly traded stock, bonds, or mutual funds is a quick and cost-effective way to make a meaningful gift to Sixth & I. When you transfer ownership of appreciated securities to Sixth & I (rather than selling them and donating the proceeds), you may receive a charitable income tax deduction for their fair market value on the date the gift is made, up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income, and incur no capital gains tax subject to IRS deduction limits.
Please notify Helen Li prior to transferring stock and securities with the number of shares and type of security.
Gifts of securities that are not publicly traded will be accepted only at the discretion of Sixth & I on a case-by-case evaluation of the conditions affecting the eventual sale of the securities. Similarly, if restrictions are placed on the securities by the donor or by the terms of the securities themselves, acceptance of the gift will be subject to prior approval by Sixth & I.
A bequest gift expresses lasting commitment to Sixth & I and can help keep our cultural and spiritual programming vibrant and accessible. A bequest may also help you meet your financial and estate-planning goals because an estate tax charitable deduction is allowed for the entire amount of the bequest.
You may arrange for Sixth & I to receive a specific dollar amount, specified assets, a residuary bequest, or a contingent bequest. You may make a bequest to Sixth & I by adding a codicil to your current will or including the language in a new will. The most useful bequest is one that is unrestricted for the general purposes of Sixth & I, which enables us to use your gift wherever it is most needed. Click here for samples of language you can use when making your bequest.
Retirement Plan Gifts
Naming Sixth & I Synagogue, Inc. as a survivor beneficiary to all or a portion of your tax-deferred retirement plan assets can be a tax-efficient and simple way to include Sixth & I in your estate plan. With careful planning, this allows you to gift more highly taxed assets to charity, leaving other valuable assets for your family and friends. Retirement assets generally considered suitable for charitable gifts include IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and certain pension plans.
Information on this website is intended to provide details on various ways of giving to Sixth & I, including some potential financial benefits. It is not intended to provide specific advice about the legal or tax implications of charitable giving. Before making a gift to Sixth & I, please consult with your legal, accounting, and financial advisors for an analysis of your individual situation to decide which of these ways of giving might work best for you.