Donate for Impact

When you make a donation to WEDI, you a joining wonderful community of generous and purposeful individuals just like you. Now, more than ever, it is vital for Western New Yorkers to succeed and thrive in a culturally inclusive community

Ways to make impact:

If you’re considering a charitable contribution to WEDI, here are a few ways to maximize your gift:

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Checks

Mail a check to the WEDI at P.O. Box 99, Buffalo, NY 14213. Checks must be postmarked by 12/31/2021 to be counted for this tax year.

Credit Cards

Make a gift online through 12/31/2021 to be counted for this tax year.

Be a Dreammaker

Dreammakers are a club composed of charitable and dynamic recurring donors determined to create a more equitable Western New York.  Become a sustaining donor here.

"WEDI's mission is important to me, and a great way to show that something is important to you is to vote for it with your dollars."

 

"I consider my monthly donation a vote for the WNY that I want to see, one where business owners from all economic backgrounds are able to get the financial and educational resources to make their dreams a reality, one where kids from all walks of life have equal access to quality education and the support that they need to succeed." - Emily Oaks, Board Member and Dreammaker

Extraordinary Giving for Ordinary People

What impact would you like to leave in the world? Naming Westminster Economic Development Initiative as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, IRA, life insurance policy, or bank or brokerage account is a generous way to make a legacy gift and ensure equity for all Western New Yorkers.  If you would like to make a gift of stock or mutual funds please download stock transfer instructions here. Please contact  Finance Coordinator Dan Conneely with questions at 716-393-4088. 

Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor-advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to this nonprofit directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF's sponsoring organization is participating). Contact your financial advisor or our office for more information. Our EIN or federal tax ID number is 20-4230463.

Matching Gifts

If your company makes matching gifts, you can double the impact of your contribution to WEDI.

Shop!

You can support WEDI by shopping at Amazon * or iGive. Login into your account, choose Westminster Economic Development Initiative as your charity choice, and shop away.  You still have the same variety of products and online shopping convenience as any customer, but a portion of your purchase will then be donated to WEDI at no cost to you. 

*To raise money through Amazon, it is recommended you bookmark the Amazon Smile page to your favorites bar desktop computer or mobile web browser.

Organizational Fundraising

We love it when community members fundraise for our cause! Please reach out to Erin Kelly, Director of External Relations, by calling 716-800-2280 or by email so we can support you in your planning. 

Facebook Fundraising

Hosting a Facebook fundraiser is easy and fun to do! Login to your Facebook account and on the left, click fundraisers, and then raise money. Click Nonprofit and scroll down to select or type Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI) in the search bar. On the left-hand side, enter the goal amount of money you want to raise and click create to share on your Facebook page.  You can learn more here.

Questions?

Call our office at 716-393-4088, or email Erin Kelly, Director of External Relations, or Elizabeth Lovria, Development Coordinator.