How to Contribute Tax-Deductible Donations*
Mission: The purposes of the Wissahickon Mills Foundation are to preserve & maintain the historic Robeson’s Rolling Mill and broaden the accessibility of paddle sports education to area residents from all walks of life. Here is the link to the full mission: Wissahickon Mills Foundation Mission Statement
Preservation Needs: Please see the link for the Wissahickon Mills Foundation financials as of Sept. 15, 2023, and the overview of the repairs determined to be needed by the recent structural inspection: Wissahickon Mills Foundation Financials and Structural Inspection
History: The history of the Mill can be read here: Robeson Rolling Mill - Philadelphia Canoe Club. See also page 3 for drawings of its oversized waterwheel: 1822 Robeson Mills Waterpower Measurments.pdf).
Online: Please use the online donation form at the bottom and enter a comment to direct your contribution to mill repairs or education. Our tax ID is 88-2996144. The system will send a thank you note and a receipt.
Checks: Checks are appreciated as this eliminates transaction fees; please make them payable to the Wissahickon Mills Foundation. Send to PCC's address, 4900 Ridge, Phila. Pa., 19128-3805, or to the Treasurer: Griffin Affel, 439 Montier Rd., Glenside, Pa., 19038-3325, and he will send a receipt.
Corporate Matching Gifts: As a 501 (c)(3) public charity, the Foundation is eligible for many employers’ matching gift programs. Please give your employer our EIN #88-2996144, ask your employer to certify us as a qualified charity, and call or send us questions or needed forms. * See below.
Stock Transfers/Gifts: For donors with appreciated securities, tax advisors may recommend you consider using securities to make a charitable gift, allowing you a charitable income tax deduction for the stock's full market value and never having to pay capital gains tax on the appreciation.** Please use this link to initiate such a gift: WMF Stock Donation Form
Qualified Charitable Donations (QCD): If you were 70½ before the end of 2019 or 72 after that and have a ‘traditional IRA’ (not a 401k), a QCD distribution can satisfy all or part of the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA, and you receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction. ** Please use this link to initiate such a gift: Retirement Account Donation Authorization letter* Call Griffin Affel at (215) 260-9900 or write at TreasurerWissMills@gmail.com for more information or questions.
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