The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook.
Your Individual Partner contribution is 100% tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. View the Foundation's Gift Acceptance Policy.
Ways to Give
Aside from cash donations, there are many ways to contribute to the Songbook Foundation that offer tax advantages and other features to match your financial needs and philanthropic interests.
Give from your donor-advised fund (DAF)
Gifts of stock and appreciated securities
You can use stocks, bonds and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in value. Simply contact your broker with the account numbers below. We’ll take care of the details for you.
Instructions for Transfers of Securities:
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The Center for the Performing Arts
Please note: Stock gifts made to the Great American Songbook Foundation must be processed via the account titled "The Center for the Performing Arts". Despite the account title, your gift will support the Foundation. Contact Jo Garcia with questions or to confirm upon transfer.
Roll over your IRA Distribution
If you are at least 72 years old, you may make a tax-free charitable gift directly from your traditional IRA.* Any IRA gift made will be considered part of your required minimum distribution (RMD). You can effectively reduce your taxable income for the year while making a generous gift to support our work.
Request a match from your employer
Many companies offer programs in which they match their employees’ (and sometimes retired employees’) charitable gifts. Check with your human resources department to find out if your company offers a matching gift and if the Center falls within its guidelines.
Make a planned gift
Writing or updating your will probably didn’t make your list of New Year’s resolutions – but hear us out. By making a planned gift to the Songbook Foundation, you’ll become part of our Legacy Society and help guarantee that the enriching and inspiring work you’re already part of can continue for generations to come.
This material is for information only and is not tax or accounting advice. Please consult your tax advisor.
* or 70½ years old prior to January 1, 2020
and not tax or accounting advice. Please consult your tax advisor.