Discover the Artist Within!
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Morean Arts Center. Gifts from friends, corporations, foundations, and the local, state, and federal government play an essential role in our ability to fulfill our mission to connect people to art through innovative community-orientated art and art education. Whether participating in the Annual Fund, providing funds for scholarships to benefit the talented students who could not otherwise attend the Morean, or supporting the facilities, teaching artists, and programmatic initiatives that are a hallmark of a world-class arts organization—your commitment is essential to our success.Give Now
Other great ways to give
Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT)
You can choose to support the Morean Arts Center through automatic monthly transfers from your checking or savings account. You choose the amount, dates and duration of the deductions!
To get started, click here to download the printable EFT Authorization Form. Complete the form and mail, along with a voided check, to the address provided on the form.
Gifts of Securities
Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that you have owned for more than one year and that have increased in value can be a substantial gift, with a low net cost to you. You receive a charitable deduction for the donation, which is based on the stock’s fair-market value on the date of the gift.
In addition, you avoid the federal Capital Gains Tax that would otherwise be owed on a sale of the asset. If the stock is worth less than you paid for it, it might be advantageous for you to consider selling it and using the cash proceeds to make a charitable gift. The amount of the gift can be a tax deduction, and the loss created by the sale may be used as a deduction from other taxable income.
The simplest way to donate stock to is through your broker. Your broker can transfer your stock to the Morean Arts Center using the following information:
Tax-Free Charitable IRA Gifts: Benefits for You and the Morean Arts Center
A special donation opportunity is available for individuals age 70½ years or older who can make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 per calendar year directly from their IRA to the Morean Arts Center and other qualified public charities.
This giving vehicle is particularly beneficial for donors who may not need their annual required minimum distribution or who want to make a larger tax-free charitable gift from an IRA. By directing your gift directly to the Morean Arts Center, you do not report the IRA distribution as income. This is particularly useful if you do not itemize your deductions. As with other gifts, you can designate the purpose for which the gift is to be used.
To make a tax-free charitable IRA gift:
* You must be 70½ years of age or older when the distribution is made.
* The transfer must go directly from your IRA to the Morean Arts Center
* You may make tax-free transfers from your IRA to a charity or charities totaling up to $100,000 each calendar year. If you are married, your spouse may also be eligible to make such gifts up to $100,000 from his/her IRA.
* A charitable rollover gift from your IRA will count toward your minimum distribution requirement.
Gifts from an IRA may only be used to make an outright gift to a qualified public charity, such as the Morean Arts Center. Tax-free charitable IRA gifts cannot be used to fund a gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, a donor advised fund, or a private foundation.
As a reminder, please consult your tax and legal advisors before making a charitable gift.
By including the Morean in your estate plans, you are ensuring that Morean will be able to continue to build upon the strength of its education programs and the Chihuly Collection and remain the premier arts facility of its kind. So that we can recognize you, please notify us that your will or life income arrangement provides for the Morean Arts Center.
Your gift to the Morean accomplishes more than support of our high-quality class and programming. It helps further our mission to push artists to achieve mastery, to stretch the boundaries of existing art, and to reach new levels of cultural expression. In short, contributions to the arts help ensure the continued vitality of the arts in our communities and in our society as a whole. Without donors like you, we would not be able to provide the exceptional programs that we do today.
How to remember our organization in your estate plan
Please speak to your financial professional or attorney. Three of the most popular forms bequests can take are:
- A fixed amount of money or a designated property: “I give to Arts Center Association dba Morean Arts Center located in St. Petersburg, FL – 59-6163303, $_________ (or describe the real or personal property, including exact location.)
- A percentage of the estate: “I give to Arts Center Association, Inc – dba, Morean Arts Center located in St. Petersburg, FL – 59-6163303 ________% of my estate.”
- A residual bequest: “I give all the residue of my estate, including real and personal property, to Arts Center Association dba Morean Arts Center located in St. Petersburg, FL – 59-6163303.
The Morean welcomes corporate partnerships in the support of its educational mission to offer the highest quality art education and experience to all our students. Corporate contributions can assist in meeting our operating costs, bringing quality exhibitions for student and public enrichment, attracting the best students through scholarship donations, or by supporting one of the Morean’s signature events. Corporate involvement and support of the Morean offers a visible distinction that emphasizes a priority to arts and community enhancement. We encourage your company to play a vital role by partnering with the Morean Arts Center.
Making the most out of your gift to the Morean Arts Center is easy to do by checking with your Human Resources Department to see if your employer offers a Matching Gift. If so, request a matching gift form from them and send it with your check. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!
Mail Your Filled-Out Matching Gift Form and Your Check to:
Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
To learn how you can support the Morean Arts Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 727.822.7872 ext.2120