Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center Corporation (“Columbia Springs”), a not for profit corporation, organized under the laws of the State of Washington, United States of America, encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to or for the benefit of Columbia Springs for purposes that will help Columbia Springs to further and fulfill its mission for now and the future. As of 2001, the US Internal Revenue Service has determined Columbia Springs is exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501 (c) (3). Columbia Springs EIN is 91-2127405.
Purpose of Policies and Guidelines
The Board of Directors of Columbia Springs and its staff solicit current and deferred gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to secure the future growth and mission of Columbia Springs. We appreciate donors’ consideration of any gift to Columbia Springs. In all matters involving current and prospective donors, the interest of the donor is important to Columbia Springs.
These policies and guidelines govern the acceptance of gifts by Columbia Springs and provide guidance to prospective donors and their advisors when making gifts to Columbia Springs. The provisions of these policies apply to all gifts to Columbia Springs for any of its programs. Gifts will be accepted at the only at the discretion of the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Director of Columbia Springs. Gifts can be rejected for any reason.
Columbia Springs shall accept only such gifts as are legal and consistent with organizational policy. While Columbia Springs does not provide tax advice, every effort will be made to assist donors in complying with the intents and purposes of the Internal Revenue Service in allowing charitable tax benefits. Donors are encouraged to consult with the financial, tax, and legal professional before making a gift to Columbia Springs. Columbia Springs continuously encourages donors to consult with their families and professional advisors prior to making gifts to our mission and future. Donors are reminded to keep current and future needs into account when making gifts.
Key principles include safeguarding the confidentiality of the donor relationship, providing full disclosure to the donor, and ensuring that gifts are recorded, allocated and used according to the donor intent and designation, continuous donor communication and acknowledgement.