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An endowment is a charitable donation in the form of real property, assets, or funds, usually given to an institution to support a specific goal. Generally, an endowment is quite large, and an institution often receives multiple endowments which are pooled in a common fund. Typically, the principal of the endowment is invested, and the interest is used to fund projects. Most healthy and long running organizations have and need endowments.
What could your endowment do for the Arts Center and what could it do for you?
If you would like full details of all endowment opportunities, feel free to contact the Executive Director at 541-672-2532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|“I feel good supporting the UVAA because I really get to see the changes and progress that I’m contributing to. The whole place is motivational: it’s a great venue for the outstanding member artists to display their exceptional artwork. That’s the part that everyone sees. But what a lot of people don’t see is the off-site educational opportunities that the UVAA provides for children. That’s another part that people should be aware of, and that I feel is very important to support.” –Arnold Morton|
Join Arnold Morton. Leave a legacy in the growth of arts and arts education in the Umpqua Valley.
Other giving opportunities:
How does a donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust work if you choose to donate through them?
Example: The first $1,000 of your gift (if filing jointly with a spouse or partner) qualifies for the cultural trust tax credit, IF you have also made a $1,000 donation to the Cultural Trust. The rest of the donation to UVAA is tax deductible, per the law, on both state and local taxes. And the $1,000 gift made to the Cultural Trust is also tax deductible on your federal taxes.
To answer the question on how the donation works in another way - up to $1,000 tax CREDIT on Oregon State Taxes, up to $500 if filing as an individual, and only if he also made a $1,000 gift to the Trust.
$1,000 UVAA donation + $1,000 Trust donation = $1,000 tax credit
Simple Giving Opportunities
- Sponsor a gallery reception
- Sponsor art exhibit awards
- Sponsor an annual event
- Sponsor a student
Recognition of Donors
It is only through the generosity of the community and individuals that the Umpqua Valley Arts Center is able to provide the level of programming and services throughout Douglas County that we do. It is through their vision of how the arts benefit us all and their commitment to artistic excellence that enables us to keep our existing programs alive as well as being able to initiate new programs.
We would like to give a warm Thank You to:
Hallie Brown Ford Charitable Trust
In 2006, Hallie E. Ford established a one million dollar endowment to support Arts in Education. This extraordinary gift will provide an annual distribution of approximately $45,000 that will be used to expand arts in education to the children of Douglas County. Mrs. Ford has spent her life dedicated to education, youth and the arts. Her gift is one that will impact the community forever.
Betty Long Unruh Arts Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation Established by Dr. John Unruh in honor of his late wife, Betty, this fund supports a variety of programs offered by the Arts Center. Dr. Unruh has paid tribute to Betty’s love of the arts with a gift that will ensure sustainability of artistic programs for the community.
Dr. John and Betty Long Unruh Student Gallery Endowment
Established by Dr. John Unruh in honor of his late wife, Betty, this $25,000 endowment fund supports the student gallery affording all Douglas County students from middle school to High School the opportunity to exhibit their art pieces year round while providing real life gallery submission skills education.
Grants and Gifts
Oregon Arts Commission
Bank of America
United Commercial Travelers
Patron of the Arts
Julie Richards, MD