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Ways To Give To Westchester-Putnam Council


For security purposes, cash gifts should be delivered in person. Checks should be made payable to WPCBSA. Contributions can be mailed directly to the Council Service Center at 41 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532.

Credit Card/Online

Westchester-Putnam Council accepts Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover. Credit card donations can be made online at Link or by calling (914) 773-1135. 


Gifts of securities may provide you with significant tax savings. You may deduct the fair current market value on the date the securities are transferred to the Council.

For transfer via DTC, instruct your broker to do a free delivery to:

Westchester-Putnam Council Account at TD Ameritrade

For credit to Westchester-Putnam Council Account # 493235462


Planned Giving

Beneficiary Designations for IRA's, Insurance Policies and Retirement Plans

Naming Westchester-Putnam Council as a beneficiary of an IRA, insurance policy, or retirement plan may help your heirs to avoid or reduce income or estate-related taxes while the full value of the plan benefits Westchester-Putnam Council. Certain types of life insurance policies may qualify for an income-tax deduction for a portion of the policy's value.

Income-Producing Charitable Gifts

Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts

Income-producing charitable gifts provide income for you or persons you designate. A life income plan may have either one or two individual beneficiaries. The income is paid for the life of each beneficiary or for a set period of years.  Ultimately, the gift assets become available for use by Westchester-Putnam Council for a pre-designated purpose. A life income plan can be a good way to make substantial future gifts to the Council after providing income for yourself, your family, or your designees.

Charitable Trust Advantages

  • Create a life income for yourself and/or someone else age 50 or older.
  • Claim a partial charitable income and an estate tax gift deduction for the value of the remainder interest in the trust.
  • Convert low-yield securities or other property to a form of investment that has a better yield.
  • Receive professional investment management of the assets.
  • Reduce or avoid capital gains taxes for gifts of long-term appreciated property.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate can provide many financial benefits while helping to fulfill your philanthropic goals. You can also donate a percentage interest in a property or deed of a personal residence to Westchester-Putnam Council but retain the right to live in it for your lifetime.


 To learn more about Planned Giving, please contact:

Chris Carollo, Director of Development (914) 449-2611





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