MASS MoCA friends may support the museum in a number of ways. The most common form of giving is through outright gifts of cash, check, and securities, but there are other types of assets that may be donated, as well, and planned giving options that have favorable financial and tax benefits. Planned gifts are more important than ever to stabilize and ensure the museum’s continued success. Planned giving refers to major gifts that involve financial or estate planning; these can include bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of life insurance policies, and retirement plan assets.
We would be happy to work with you and your advisors to structure a gift that best fulfills your charitable objectives.
Before making a gift to MASS MoCA, you should consult with your personal financial, tax, and legal advisors. For more information, please contact Stephanie Skaff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.664.4481 x8114.
Give to MASS MoCA
The simplest way to support our programs is to make an outright donation to the museum. Gifts paid with cash, check, credit card, PayPal, or securities are the most popular ways of donating. Gifts are ordinarily tax deductible.
Donation boxes for cash gifts can be found in the vestibules of the museum lobby.
Checks can be mailed to MASS MoCA | 1040 MASS MoCA Way | North Adams, MA 01247
Readily marketable appreciated securities are often donated to MASS MoCA. When you donate appreciated securities, you generally do not incur any capital gains tax. You may also be eligible to receive a federal income-tax charitable deduction (up to 30% of your AGI with a five-year carryover) for the securities’ full fair market value if you have held them for longer than 12 months. If the donated securities were held short-term (12 months or less), your deduction may not exceed your cost basis. Because a gift of appreciated securities generally avoids capital gains taxes, this type of gift may have a lower after-tax cost to you than an equivalent gift of cash.
Programs and Sponsorship
If you have specific interests or favorite programs (such as education, exhibitions, or performing arts), and would like to direct your gifts to particular initiatives, please contact us… we enjoy customizing your support. Learn more about sponsorship here.