Ways to give

Ways You Can Support BAM

Cash Donation

Bellevue Arts Museum is devoted to active engagement with art and culture—both through the ever-changing artwork on display in the Museum and through programs that inspire our community. Support BAM’s mission by making a tax-deductible gift today!


By Mail

Bellevue Arts Museum, Attn: Development
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Please make checks payable to Bellevue Arts Museum.


By Email

Please contact Mariely Lemagne , Director of Development, at marielyl@bellevuearts.org.


Employer Matching 

You may be able to increase your impact by having your gift matched by your employer! Check with your Human Resources department for eligibility requirements and learn how to request matching funds for your gift and/or volunteer hours. 


Support While Shopping

Support Bellevue Arts Museum whenever you shop on Amazon by selecting BAM as your Amazon Smile nonprofit of choice. This program allows shoppers to donate a percentage of their purchases to the organizations they most want to support. Learn more »


Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock are a smart and simple way to maximize the effectiveness of your charitable giving. If stocks you've held for more than a year have increased in value, you may want to consider using these assetsrather than cashto fund your giving. By transferring ownership of your long-term stock to Bellevue Arts Museum, you make a gift to support our programs and exhibitions and might be able to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset. 

If you are interested in making a gift of stock, please contact Mariely Lemagne , Director of Development, at marielyl@bellevuearts.org.


Cryptocurrency Donations

Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it from your taxes. This makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations one of the most tax-efficient ways to support your favorite cause. If you want to learn more about how donating crypto can lower your taxes, check out this FAQ page. Talk to a crypto-savvy tax professional or connect with The Giving Block to get connected with one.

Learn more and make a gift on our cryptocurrency donation page »


Donor Advised Fund 

A donor advised fund (or DAF) is a type of charitable investment account that provides an immediate tax benefit to you and allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time. Granting to Bellevue Arts Museum through your DAF is easy. You can recommend a gift to BAM today or on a recurring basis (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually) to help fuel the creative spirit of our community. 

To support BAM through your DAF, please direct your DAF sponsoring organization to make checks payable to Bellevue Arts Museum and mail to: 

Bellevue Arts Museum Attn: Development 
510 Bellevue Way NE 
Bellevue, WA 98004 

Bellevue Arts Museum’s Tax ID is 91-6028261. 

For more information, please contact Mariely Lemagne , Director of Development, at marielyl@bellevuearts.org.


IRA Charitable Rollover 

Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners age 70 1/2 or older may donate all or a portion of their IRAup to $100,000 annuallyand possibly avoid income taxes that would ordinarily incur with normal distribution. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.  

To make an IRA charitable rollover, ask your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer to Bellevue Arts Museum or have the administrator send a check from your account. For more information, please contact Mariely Lemagne , Director of Development, at marielyl@bellevuearts.org.


Planned Giving


A bequest—a gift in your will—allows Bellevue Arts Museum to continue its important role as a vibrant cultural institution into the future. Your planned gift will sustain BAM in offering compelling exhibitions and programs, which engage individuals of all ages in the exploration of art, craft, and design and introduce them to the work of contemporary artists defining the field.

Making a legacy gift can be as easy as listing Bellevue Arts Museum as the beneficiary on a life insurance policy form or adding it in a will or a codicil to an already prepared will or trust.

Bellevue Arts Museum can be designated as a beneficiary by simply adding the information on any of the following assets:

  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) or 403(b) employer retirement plans
  • Individual retirement accounts
  • Commercial annuities
  • Checking and savings accounts
  • Brokerage accounts

Federal ID #: 91-6028261

Including the Museum in your estate plans will allow Bellevue Arts Museum to plan for its future. Thank you in advance for considering a long-term gift to Bellevue Arts Museum as part of your legacy.

For more information, please contact Mariely Lemagne , Director of Development, at marielyl@bellevuearts.org.


Note: The information contained on this page is not intended as a substitute for wise tax counsel. We strongly recommend you consult with a professional tax advisor before making a planned gift.

We recommend that you consult with your attorney or tax advisor for the various tax benefits and restrictions that may apply to your specific situation. We are available to you and your advisors to answer questions or help arrange a planned gift to Bellevue Arts Museum.