Cash Gifts

Cash gifts (or checks) are the most common form of giving.  For information on giving to The Retreat call 631-329-4398 to speak to Kimberly Nichols, Director of Development and Marketing.  Click here to donate now.

If you would like to make a donation by mail, please print this donation form and include it with your check or credit card details.

Monthly Giving/Circle of Hope

Monthly gifts are especially important to The Retreat because it provides us with a steady and predictable source of income at a lower cost than other fundraising methods. To make a recurring gift, visit our Circle of Hope page to make a donation online, or call our offices at 631-329-4398 and we can set it up for you.

Matching Gifts

Many companies and foundations nationwide match employees’ gifts to charitable organizations such as The Retreat. You can multiply the value of your gift.  Please check with your personnel office.

Donor-Advised Funds

You can recommend how much and how often you want to distribute money from your fund. When requesting a grant distribution through your DAF for The Retreat, please use our EIN# 11-2862256.

For a list of popular funds, visit our page with links to client portals.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution of funds from your IRA directly to The Retreat. Because the gift goes directly to a charity without passing through your hands, the dollar amount of the gift may be excluded from your taxable income up to a maximum of $100,000 annually, with some exceptions. Please consult your tax advisor for information regarding your specific exceptions. When requesting a QCD for The Retreat, please use our EIN# 11-2862256 and download the form below.

Download The Retreat’s QCD Form to share with your financial advisor.


Your will is a meaningful way to make a charitable gift to The Retreat.  Through a bequest, you can designate a specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate.  It is a simple process that begins with contacting your attorney.

Memorials and Tributes

Gifts to The Retreat may be designated in-memory-of or in-honor-of a loved one and can reflect the interest of the person being honored.

Life Insurance

By naming The Retreat as an owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy, you can take an immediate tax deduction for any accumulated cash value, and a future deduction for any subsequent premiums.

Gifts of Appreciated Security

Make a gift of appreciated long-term security and receive a tax deduction for the market value at the time of donation. For more information call 631-329-4398.

Item Donations

Contact The Retreat Boutique Thrift Store here if you have clothing and accessories, furniture, or housewares you are interested in donating. They will be able to tell you if we are currently able to accept those items.

For specific legal or tax advice, it is important that you consult your lawyer or tax professional. 

The Retreat, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request from The Retreat at 13 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY 11937, or from the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau at 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10271. Registration does not imply endorsement, recommendation, or promotion by the state. Sponsorships are tax-deductible less the fair market value. Please consult with your tax advisor for details.