Ways to give
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Cash Gifts: Cash contributions to the Fine Arts Center are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be recognized by the University of Massachusetts. Friends gifts of $50 or more ($25 for students or seniors) qualify you for the published benefits of the Fine Arts Center and of the University. Contributions may be made by check (payable to UMass), credit card, or online.
Matching gift: Many companies agree to match or multiply donations made by their employees and, in some cases, by employees' spouses. Obtain a form from your Personnel Office and send it along with your gift. To see if your company is a matching gift company, click here:
In-kind Gifts: In-kind gifts make a significant impact on the Center's operating budget and can sometimes qualify for tax-deductibility. If you have an item you wish to donate, please call the Friends of the Fine Arts Center hotline at 413.545.3617. Please consult with your accountant to determine the extent to which your gift will qualify as a tax deduction.
Stock Gifts: Your gift of long-term appreciated security may provide greater tax advantages than gifts of cash. In addition, you can enjoy immediate income tax benefits and perhaps important estate tax benefits as well. Contact your stock broker for transmittal information.
Planned Gifts: Planned giving options, including bequests, can help minimize your income/estate taxes while supporting the UMass Fine Arts Center. A planned gift, for example, can allow you to receive a lifetime income while at the same time providing the Center with financial support at a future date. There are many ways to tailor a planned gift, and there are specialists at the University who would be pleased to discuss with you and your tax advisor possibilities that meet your philanthropic and financial planning goals.
The Planned Giving section of the University of Massachusetts Annual Giving Web site has additional information on securities, bequests, and planning giving gifts.