Donate

Your contribution will help us continue our mission to educate the public about the Nikkei experience and to preserve the history and culture of Japanese Americans of the Pacific Northwest. Our donors are vital to our activities, which include providing speakers for classroom presentations on the Japanese American experience during World War II, developing and presenting public exhibits at our museum, and collecting and preserving historical artifacts and photos.

Monthly, quarterly, and annual giving options are available through Click & Pledge. Please consider making your donation ongoing!

Friends of JAMO
Become an annual supporter by joining the Friends of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon.

Checks
Please send check contributions to Japanese American Museum of Oregon, 411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209.

Securities

Over the years many of us have enjoyed significant gains in the stock market. If you own stock, bonds, or mutual funds that have appreciated in value, you have a unique opportunity to realize tax savings not once, but twice, by making an outright gift to the Japanese American Museum of Oregon. How is this possible?

First, you can earn a federal income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities (check with your financial advisor for the most up-to-date information). Second, you can avoid taxes on capital gains that you would have to pay if you sold the securities and donated the proceeds.

Say, for example, you own $20,000 worth of stock that you purchased three years ago for $5,000. You’ve committed yourself to making a sizable gift to Japanese American Museum of Oregon. Your accountant shows you two alternatives for making this gift.

 Give StockSell Stock and Give Cash
Gift Value$20,000$20,000
Ordinary Income Tax Savings
(31% bracket)
$6,200$6,200
Capital Gains Tax
(20% bracket)
$3,000 saved$3,000 paid
Net Tax Savings$9,200$3,200

If you sold the stock and gave the proceeds to Japanese American Museum of Oregon, you would have to pay a capital gains tax on $15,000. By donating the stock directly to Japanese American Museum of Oregon, however, you could completely avoid all capital gains tax and realize a larger net tax savings.

For more information on donating stock to Japanese American Museum of Oregon, contact Aaron Sanstrum at:

Sanstrum Associates, Inc.
320 N Main Ave, Ste 208
Gresham, OR  97030
(503) 241-7430
Fax: (503) 241-2746