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Ways to Help

There are many ways to give to Silvermine with benefits and privileges available to you in thanks for your generosity. These gifts help maintain Silvermine as the preeminent arts center in Fairfield County and provide increased access to its resources.

Arts Center Membership

Silvermine Arts Center has a long and rich history of engaging people and bringing diverse members of our community together to enjoy shared experiences around art. The arts center provides its artist members, faculty, students and visitors with a common location where they can share ideas, work on projects, teach, explore new areas and grow in their creativity and talents. Membership to the arts center enables you to experience all that we have to offer, connecting you to artists and their ideas through cutting-edge exhibitions, programming, and special events.

Annual Gift

The impact of your gift to Silvermine's annual fund helps make possible the arts center's outreach programs to area schools, scholarship funds for the School of Art, and the ever changing exhibits in our galleries. Your 100% tax-deductible gift can be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize someone. Contributions are acknowledged in our annual report.

If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution to the Silvermine Arts Center can be generously increased and will do even more to support our mission.

Specific Program Support and Corporate Sponsorship

Program support and sponsorships are other means in which to support the arts center and your own interests at the same time. Our ever-growing programming and exhibits—including special events, juried exhibits, benefits and lectures, along with outstanding community and education initiatives—provide individuals and corporate sponsors with the opportunity to reach a wide variety of constituencies while aligning themselves with the preeminent arts center in Fairfield County.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a valuable opportunity for individuals to tailor special gifts that can benefit Silvermine, now and in the future. Planned gifts can provide an individual with important reductions in current estate and income taxes, while maintaining or even increasing income from the donated assets involved. By including a gift in your estate plans, you become a perpetual part of Silvermine Arts Center's artistic mission.

Many vehicles exist to structure planned gifts, including bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, life insurance, retirement plans, and charitable gift annuities. Silvermine encourages you to consult with your legal and financial advisors to determine the most advantageous ways for you to give under current applicable tax legislation. For more information on planned giving programs, contact Leslee Asch, Executive Director, at 203-966-9700 ext. 15 or via email.

Stock

Gifts of Appreciated Securities Donations of appreciated stocks and bonds are a favorable way to make charitable gifts. You may receive income tax deductions, avoid capital gains tax, and possibly save on your estate taxes.

If you are considering making a gift of securities to Silvermine contact the Development Office at (203) 966-9700 ext. 15 or via email for information on the proper procedures.

Please contribute to the Silvermine Arts Center

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