If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased. - Maya Angelou

Your legacy gift to The Sophia Way will have a lasting impact for women to have a place to call home.  Give women experiencing homelessness a better future through your bequests, retirement accounts (IRA, 401K), real estate, life insurance, trusts and stocks.

It is a powerful way to ensure your commitment lives on in a meaningful manner and supports women in our community in the future. Your bequests can also reduce federal estate taxes for heirs.

Deductions are not limited to cash — they can include assets such as real estate, IRAs, and stocks. Other planned gifts, such as charitable remainder trusts, are also granted tax-exempt status.

Questions? Email Sairah Siddique

Planned Giving Made Easier

We’ve partnered with FreeWill to make it simple and easy to support The Sophia Way with your legacy gift. It takes 10 minutes or less to make your plan and your gift!

  • 100% of your gift benefits The Sophia Way—there are no commissions or fees
  • Free tools to help you create your will and plan your gift
  • An online tool makes communicating with your IRA custodian quick and easy


Creating an estate plan is the best way to feel secure about your future and ensure the people and causes you care about are supported for years to come.

If you have already included The Sophia Way in your estate plan, please complete this form so we can update our records, and thank you for joining Sophia’s Legacy Circle!

IRA Giving

If you’re 70.5 or older, you’re eligible to give a tax-free gift from your IRA to support The Sophia Way!

It’s an easy way to reduce your future tax burden and make an immediate impact at our shelters. Use Free Will’s free tool to learn more.

The Sophia Way is a 501(c)(3) organization registered in the State of Washington.
Its tax ID# is 45-4084539. All gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

A Testimonial

Estate Planning 101

Ranjit Varkey & Maya Subramanian

“We were drawn to The Sophia Way because of it provides services and resources to women. Our attachment deepened as we started volunteering, connecting with women, and hearing their stories.

Within our family, we have experience with  homelessness and understand their pain. We have included The Sophia Way as a beneficiary in our will because we believe it is the best way to ensure that our legacy will support the women served by the organization for years to come.”

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Kevin W. Bruning, The Bruning Law Firm, P.C.

Kevin Bruning has been helping individuals & families for more than 30 years, with their Estate Planning needs. He understands that it can be a difficult process and uses his experience to make the planning easy for every one, and in a manner designed to protect the family and their assets.

He presented at The Sophia Way’s Estate Planning 101, held virtually on October 20th.