How to help
Like most nonprofits, the Washington State Jewish Historical Society relies on community support to sustain its programs, exhibits, activities, publications, outreach and operations. The Historical Society needs and welcomes contributions and grants from individuals, families, foundations, and corporations.
- We have the State’s only Jewish Archives.
- Our programs are unique, effective, in demand and growing.
- We all make history every day which is to be celebrated.
- We leverage every donated dollar with hours of volunteer time.
- We work very hard to keep administrative costs low.
You can generously support keeping the stories of our past a part of our future.
You Can Help in many ways…
The General Operating Fund is the lifeblood of the Historical Society; it supports all activities and directly affects the way Washington State's Jewish history is shared with our community. The Historical Society is here to tell all of our stories—and you can help us keep our history alive with a general donation.
Please make your gift online today. Your support will make it possible for us to continue to conserve artifacts and documents, offer unique educational programming, and continue our long tradition of excellence.
Tributes celebrate a significant life-cycle event and you can make a gift in memory of, in honor of, or a speedy recovery to a loved one. The Historical Society will gratefully acknowledge your donation by sending an elegant card to the recipient you designate informing them of your generosity.
Volunteer in any capacity and we will be appreciative. There are so many ways to get involved. Please see our committee list. We also welcome interns, students, young professionals and others with any skills to offer. Email or call 206-774-2277and we will find the right fit for you. Volunteering is fun and builds skills and offers a chance to both serve the community and catch up on your own history with others.
Archives and Artifacts are our pride and joy. We invite you to consider making a contribution to help bring Jewish history to life today and for generations to come.
Membership is special and we welcome you into our Historical Society family. Join now and enjoy the privileges of Membership at the various levels.
Planned Giving is easy and through a planned or estate gift to the WSJHS you can provide crucial funds and secure the future of our organization and its programs, while receiving a tax deduction and lifetime income that will benefit you and your loved ones. Contact Executive Director at 206-774-2277.
Matching Gifts are a great way to double your contribution benefit to the Historical Society.
Museum Fund Donations fund are to realize the future vision of establishing a Heritage Cultural Center in Washington State. You may make donations in the name of your loved ones to honor them and for future generations to cherish.
Meta Buttnick Fund Donations maintain and improve the archives which includes, but is not limited to photographs, documents, oral history, and transcription.
Corporate Giving Become a Corporate Partner and join other exceptional companies who share our mission of preservation and passion for history.
Contributions can be sent to:
The Washington State Jewish Historical Society
2031 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Donors who wish to sponsor a particular project, event, or activity or to create a WSJHS endowment are invited to contact:
Lisa Kranseler, Executive Director