Ways to Give

DESC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. DESC directs 85 percent of its spending toward health and housing for vulnerable people. Here are some different ways to give to DESC.

Questions? Email gifts@desc.org.

  • Send a check (payable to DESC) to:
    DESC Fund Development
    515 Third Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98104
  • Donate stocks or make an Electronic Funds Transfer. Email Margaret Ann Miille, Major Gifts Officer, to find out how
  • Attend a DESC event
  • See if your workplace has a giving program for matching gifts
  • Ask if your workplace will hold a drive for in-kind goods or sponsor an event
  • Leave a legacy well into the future through a bequest or other planned gift vehicle
  • Make a gift in memory or honor of a loved one by including their name and address with your donation
  • Donate used or new in-kind goods
  • If your employer has a Corporate Social Responsibility department, or you know the company makes community grant awards, please contact Barbara Miller, Foundation and Corporate Gifts Manager

Development Staff

How to contact us

  • Dana Cross, Development Assistant, dcross@desc.org, or at 206-464-1570 x3447
  • Steven Dillon, Volunteer Program Assistant, sdillon@desc.org, or at (206) 723-1883 x7206
  • Megan Mayes, Director of Fund Development, mmayes@desc.org or at (206) 515-1553
  • Margaret Ann Miille, Major Gifts Officer, mmiille@desc.org or at (206) 515-1509
  • Barbara Miller, Foundation and Corporate Gifts Manager, bmiller@desc.org or at (206) 330-9823
  • Nicole Palczewski, Employee Giving Manager, npalczewski@desc.org, (206) 464-1570 x3301
  • Don Rupp, Community Resource and Events Manager, drupp@desc.org, (206) 723-1883 x1071
  • Claire Tuohy-Morgan, Communications Manager, ctuohy-morgan@desc.org, (206) 464-1570 x3446
  • Shannon Wong, Senior Manager of Individual Giving, swong@desc.org, (206) 464-1570 x3448

Tax Information

Find tax forms and other financial information here.

Other ways to support DESC’s mission to end homelessness:

Become A Member of DESC’s Key Club

Key Club members make automatic monthly donations directly from checking accounts or credit cards. If you give more than one gift annually, or if you would like to make a more significant contribution but feel you can’t afford to write a large check, small monthly donations through our Key Club may be just the thing for you.

To learn more and sign up, contact Dana Cross.