THANK YOU for considering a donation to the San Diego Watercolor Society.

A gift from you can help SDWS enrich lives through experiencing watermedia painting.

  • The free SDWS Gallery offers monthly Member Exhibits, Special Exhibits and the Annual International Exhibition, which attracts hundreds of exceptional artists from all over the world.
  • Painting classes are available for elementary school children and adult painters at all skill levels.
  • Each week, community residents and SDWS members experience plein air painting at beautiful sites throughout San Diego County.

Donor Recognition

1. Outstanding Annual Donations will be recognized as follows.

    • Collectors (donations of $1,000 or more)
    • Aficionados (donations of $500 - $999)
    • Patrons (donations of $250 - $499)

View 2023's Outstanding Donors

2. Lifetime Giving: The total of an individual's donations over time will be recognized on the plaque at the SDWS Gallery entrance.

    • Red Diamond Circle, $35,000+
    • Diamond Circle, $15,000 - $34,999
    • Ruby Circle, $5,000 - $14,999
    • Emerald Circle, $1,000 - $4,999
    • Sapphire Circle, $500 - $999
Please choose the way you would like to give.

To specify the name of an award or “Other Fund” selection, please donate below then email to provide the name.

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Or you can mail a check to:

SDWS Development
2825 Dewey Road, Studio 105
San Diego, CA 92106


Donations Are Tax-Deductible

SDWS's status as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization means that your donation can be deducted from your income taxes. (Your tax advisor should be consulted.) SDWS Tax ID Number is 95-3153264

IRA Charitable Rollover

An IRA Rollover is not tax-deductible, but it does not count as income.

At age 70½ people with Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are required to begin taking annual minimum distributions. The law allows owners of IRAs and Roth IRAs to make tax-free gifts directly from an IRA to any qualified charity, such as the San Diego Watercolor Society (Federal Tax ID 95-3153264).  The gift does not need to be claimed as income and would not be taxable, but it would count towards your annual minimum required distribution.  

To make an IRA Charitable Rollover gift to SDWS

  • You must be age 70½ or older.
  • The gift cannot exceed $100,000 each year per taxpayer.
  • Funds must be transferred directly from your IRA or Roth IRA to SDWS (Federal Tax ID 95-3153264).
  • Please note that such a gift does not additionally qualify for a charitable deduction.

Any gift can be specified for either general use or for a specific purpose or program.

Please email questions and/or inquiries to our Development Director.