Ways to Give

If you have questions about contributing to Poets & Writers, please contact the development office.

Become A Friend

Your tax-deductible contribution of $50 or more makes you a Friend of Poets & Writers! Join today!

One of the benefits you receive when you become a Friend is New Books By Friends. This online listing highlights new books written or edited by donors. All Friends are eligible to list their books on pw.org for free, including publication details and purchase links. 

Learn more about Friend membership benefits at our donation form.

Join the Patrons Circle

With an annual contribution of $1,000 or more, you will receive invitations to intimate author events twice a year. You’ll hear top-notch writers read from their work. You’ll have an opportunity to talk with them about how they work and what motivates them to write. You’ll share food and drink—and great conversation—with others who care about good writing. For more information, please contact the development office or call 212-226-3586 x201.

Double Your Contribution at Work

Many companies will match their employees’ charitable contributions. Please check with your personnel office to see if your company matches gifts.

Establish a Bequest

A bequest can be established simply by including language such as the following in your will: “I give and bequeath [$x (dollar amount) or x% (percentage) of my estate] to Poets & Writers, Inc. located at 90 Broad Street, Suite 2100, New York, New York 10004 for the organization’s general purposes.”

Those who have established bequests and other planned gifts for Poets & Writers become members of the Legacy Circle. These donors are recognized in our annual report and are accorded lifelong benefits.

If you have questions about the Legacy Circle or creating a bequest, please call the development office at 212-226-3586 x201 or contact us at development@pw.org.

Donate Stock

Stock can be given as a contribution, a bequest, or it can be used to create a charitable trust.

By making a gift of publicly traded stock that you have held more than a year and that has grown in value, you can achieve significant tax savings. On the other hand, please give careful consideration to donating stock that has lost value. By doing so, you may forfeit a valuable tax deduction. Consultation with a qualified financial advisor is recommended.

Donate Life Insurance

Substantial charitable gifts can be made through life insurance. You may choose to give a paid-up policy that is no longer needed to provide for your heirs. Such a gift entitles you to a tax deduction, which may be equal to the surrender value of the policy. A new insurance policy bought for the purpose of endowing a legacy for Poets & Writers can also create a substantial gift. It entitles you to tax deductions when the premiums are paid by you.

Create a Charitable Trust

In addition to helping Poets & Writers continue to serve writers in the future, establishing a charitable trust may help to satisfy your financial or estate-planning needs, preserve assets left to heirs, and provide important tax benefits and ongoing income. We urge you to consult with qualified financial and legal advisors to determine how to structure your giving to meet your estate-planning and philanthropic goals.

If you have questions about the Legacy Circle, creating a bequest or trust, other forms of planned giving, or if you are interested in establishing a named fund, we'd be happy to talk with you. Please call the development office at 212-226-3586 x201 or contact us at development@pw.org.

Poets & Writers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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