your Support can take many forms

Your financial support will help ensure that WEC can provide immigrants with the education and support they need to build a better future for themselves and their families. Your gifts are used to cover general operations, multicultural outreach, community services and health fairs, workforce preparation services, and educational resources such as:

  • Teacher training and materials
  • Student textbooks and/or eBooks

  • Computer lab technology

  • Tuition assistance for those unable to pay

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Cash donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. To make your gift, either mail a check to the address below OR use our secure online donation serviceBut financial support can also take the form of:

Sustaining Donations

Give a gift that keeps on giving:  establish a recurring automatic donation to WEC through our secure online donation service.

Employer Gift Matching

You can often double the value of your gift if your employer matches charitable donations. Speak with your employer's corporate team to obtain donation match guidance.

Support WEC when you shop

Designate WEC as your AmazonSmile charity. Then, a portion of each Amazon purchase will be automatically donated to WEC.

 
Securities Gift Transfers

A gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can offer tax-savings benefits-- i.e. a gift transfer of securities to WEC does not incur the capital gains tax of an asset sale.

Life Insurance Policy Gifts

Insurance policies originally purchased to support minor children who are now grown may have a significant cash value which can make a generous charitable gift.

Retirement Plan distributions

Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA can count toward your required minimum distribution and reduce income taxes.

Join THE WEC Legacy Society

Planned giving is relatively easy to establish, and it can be adjusted should you ever need the assets during your lifetime or if your gift-giving goals change. By establishing WEC as a recipient through a bequest in your estate plan, you become a member of our Legacy Society -- a distinguished community of like-minded philanthropists.​​

Giving Spotlight
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Joan's grandfather was an immigrant whose schooling ended when he arrived in the US and went to work at age 14. Although he achieved success in business, he keenly felt the lack of formal education. He passed on to his heirs an abiding commitment to helping others climb the educational ladder.

First, Joan became a WEC volunteer teacher and donor. Then, she encouraged her family to give, as well. Today, Joan, her two adult children, and her sister all donate to WEC in different ways. Joan and her sister have donated appreciated shares of stock. Joan's son doubles the value of his donation through his company's matching gift program. And her daughter contribute to Giving Tuesday. Joan is also a member of the Legacy Society-- providing for WEC in her will.

RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP

WEC's leadership team works diligently to ensure that financial support is directed toward our mission of providing excellent and affordable English classes and workforce programs to adult immigrants. Your support enables us to recruit and train volunteer teachers, tutors, and coaches to provide high-quality services to our students.

Our success has been noted! WEC has once again been designated a featured nonprofit in the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy. We were first selected for the Catalogue’s roster in the 2005-2006 cycle, and we are proud that WEC continues to meet the Catalogue’s high standards.

To quote Barbara Harman, Founder and President of the Catalogue: “People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that Washington English Center is one of the best community based nonprofits in the region.”


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If you would like to discuss a potential special gift in more detail, please contact our Director of Development, Liz Daley, by emailing ldaley@washingtonenglish.org or by calling 202 387-2222.

Washington English Center is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). WEC's Tax Identification Number is 52-2106206.