Ways to Give to our Annual Campaign or Capital Campaign

Make a secure, one-time donation to Charter Oak Cultural Center to support our mission, doing the work of social justice through the arts in the Hartford metropolitan area and beyond.

Please consider supporting us as a monthly sustainer to help us provide wide access to the magic of the arts for all.

Make a gift by credit card or check.

You can pay by credit card or if you would prefer to pay by check, please mail it to:
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

All donations are valued and greatly appreciated!

Make a gift from your donor-advised fund (DAF).

Charter Oak Cultural Center’s Tax ID number is 06-1026597. You will need to initiate this donation from your DAF account. Please email us at lauriel@charteroakcenter.org, so we can track it.

Donate appreciated stock, securities, or life insurance

Making a gift of securities is easy, and has many tax benefits. You will need to initiate this donation and this helpful guide to arranging transfers of stock will tell you how to do it.

Make an IRA gift as early as age 70+

Those aged 73+ must take RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions) from their retirement accounts like IRAs or IRA rollovers. These distributions count as taxable income. But giving directly from your IRA or IRA rollover to a nonprofit does not count as income and reduces your RMD. Even though RMDs don’t start until 73, direct donations from your IRA or IRA rollover are allowed starting at age 70½, regardless of RMDs. This earned income is never taxed when you donate it to Charter Oak. You can give up to $100,000 per year this way. Please consult your tax advisor.

Match with your employee matching gift program

Increase the impact of your gift! Your company may match your donation to our organization. If you or your spouse’s employer offers this benefit, please initiate a match form through your HR department.

If you would like to make a donation to our Capital Campaign, we accept donations by credit card or check. We also accept gifts by donor-advised fund or stock. See above for instructions. Please mark “Capital Campaign” in the designation field when you make your gift. If you are interested in making a multi-year commitment, or would like to learn more about naming opportunities, please reach out to Charter Oak Managing Director Laurie Leader at 860.310.2580 or LaurieL@charteroakcenter.org.

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