Who gives to Mannes College of Music?
What kinds of gifts can be made to Mannes?
How do donors make their gifts?
Can a donor contribute a piano or other musical instrument, printed music, books, and recordings?
Can donors make matching gifts?
Do some kinds of gifts provide donors with tax-saving advantages?
Can donors receive income from gifts made to Mannes?

Q: Who gives to Mannes College of Music?

Every year, Mannes receives gifts from hundreds of alumni, parents, friends, concertgoers, foundations, and corporations who appreciate the high quality of the education it provides and the importance of its contribution to the national and international community of musicians and music lovers, present and future.

Q: What kinds of gifts can be made to Mannes?

Donors make gifts in many forms. Some donors make unrestricted gifts, which are immensely valuable in supporting Mannes in all its aspects and providing needed flexibility in fulfilling its various and fast-changing needs. Other donors prefer to give with a specific purpose (e.g., in support of scholarships) or to a particular department or program.

Q: How do donors make their gifts?

Gifts can be made in cash or by check or credit card. Many donors find it beneficial to give in the form of securities, or personal or real property, which are often advantageous in tax and financial planning.

 

Q: Can a donor contribute a piano or other musical instrument, printed music, books, and recordings?

Mannes welcomes gifts in the form of personal property. Please tell us about your gift by contacting the Mannes Development Office at 212.580.0210 x4838.

Q: Can donors make matching gifts?

You may be able to double—or even triple—your gift to Mannes through your employer's matching gift program. Information on matching gifts is usually available through your employer's human resources department. Your company's matching gift will be considered as part of your gift in qualifying you for membership in one of Mannes' leadership donor groups.

Q: Do some kinds of gifts provide donors with tax-saving advantages?

Yes. When you contribute appreciated securities that you have owned for more than a year, you will receive a charitable tax deduction for the market value of your stock, and you can avoid paying capital gains tax on the stock's increase in value.

Q: Can donors receive income from gifts made to Mannes?

There are various forms of planned giving that can provide you with an income for life, and in some cases, actually increase your present income. Other planned giving options can help you pass on your wealth to future generations while minimizing transmittal and estate taxes.

 
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