Ways to Give

Support the Phillips

Double Your Gift

Double or even triple the impact of your donation to The Phillips Collection by participating in your employer's matching gift program.

Many employers will match your charitable contribution to the Phillips with an equal or higher amount if you or your spouse are an employee, retiree, or board member of a company. The Phillips Collection is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, an important qualification for many companies' matching gifts programs.

Check with your company to see if they have a matching gifts program and to request a matching gift form from your employer. Send the completed and signed form with your gift and we will do the rest!

For more information about employer matching gifts, contact:

Development Department
[email protected]
202.387.2151 x250

Gift of Securities

The Phillips Collection is happy to work with you on making gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value. You can claim a charitable deduction for the full market value of the securities on the date the gift is made. Gifts of securities are not subject to the capital gains tax.

For more information about making a gift of securities, and to ensure your account is properly credited, please contact:

Ryan Farewell, Senior Accountant
202.387.2151 x332
[email protected]


Elizabeth Temme, Director of Major Gifts
202.387.2151 x365
[email protected]

The Phillips Collection
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation
Incorporated in 1921 in the District of Columbia
Federal Tax I.D. #53-0204620
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

IRA Roll Over Gift

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015. This act allows IRA owners aged 70 1/2 and older to make tax free distributions of up to $100,000 directly to a qualified charity free of federal income tax.

The IRA rollover gift is a great way for people who qualify to support the causes they care about. IRA rollover gifts can make a significant difference, and The Phillips Collection welcomes such gifts to support our award-winning educational programs and acclaimed exhibitions.

Qualifying transfers must meet the following:

  • Transfers up to $100,000 directly from an IRA. This opportunity applies only to IRAs and not other types of retirement plans.
  • Only traditional, rollover, and Roth IRAs (the latter must have been open for at least five years and meet other conditions) can be the source of such transfers.
  • Funds transfer outright to one or more qualified charities. The legislation does not permit direct transfers to charitable trusts, donor advised funds, charitable gift annuities, or supporting organizations.

For gifts to be counted toward the required minimum distribution (RMD), distributions must be made by December 31 of a given tax year to be included in that tax year.

The Phillips Collection contact information is:

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tax ID number is 53-0204620

If you are considering making an IRA rollover gift and would like more information, please contact:

Development Department
202.387.2151 x250

Please be advised that it is wise to consult with your tax professionals if you are contemplating a charitable gift under the extended law.