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General Support

Your undesignated donation provides much appreciated support for Marion Cultural Alliance day-to-day activities including operations, staff, The Brick City Center for the Arts.

Cultural Endowment

At MCA’s founding with an eye toward a bright future, the board of directors established a Cultural Endowment to insure arts funding in perpetuity.  The fund began with the proceeds from Horse Fever, MCA’s inaugural public art project with an initial goal of $1 million, and plans to grow the fund to $5 million and higher.

 

Your contribution to the Cultural Endowment Fund via a cash donation, gift of appreciated stocks, or legacy gift will build the future of the arts in Ocala and open doors limited only by the imagination of our creative community.

Cultural Grants

Gifts to MCA’s Cultural Grant Fund  helps us continue and grow our support of artists and arts organizations by providing direct support grants. Grants provide opportunities for young students to experience live theatre, for the Symphony provide a showcase for young talent, to harness the choral voices for a holiday performance, and to provide equipment that takes a local production to the next level. These are just a few examples of the impact of MCA’s Cultural Grants. To help us grow our impact, please consider your gift to the permanent endowment,  make a one time or recurring unrestricted gift to the organization.

4 Friends Grant Fund

Once the initial goal of $50,000 is reached, MCA will begin accepting applications from artists for small grants for equipment, workshops, and other art related needs.

Help us reach the goal by making a donation in honor of someone who was always there for you, just like the four friends were there for us and our community.

Learn more by visiting the 4 Friends Grant Fund page here. 

Memorial Donations to MCA

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.Nelson Mandela

We are deeply honored that you choose Marion Cultural Alliance to help pay tribute to your loved one. Memorial gifts are a lasting way to honor the memory of someone very special to you. Tribute gifts offer a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a special occasion, such as a birth of a child, birthday, wedding, graduation, retirement, or to simply say, ‘thank you.’

For memorial gifts, we will send the family a card to let them know you have made a special gift in memory of their loved one. For tribute gifts, a card will be sent to the person you have honored, informing that you have made a recognition gift and the occasion.

Questions. Please contact MCA, 352.369.1500

All gifts are periodically listed on our Donors page.

*RECOGNITION:

Please enter your name(s) as you would like it to appear in our records (e.g., Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, Anonymous, etc.):

Please notify the person(s) listed below that I have made a gift.

Marion Cultural Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation registered with the
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, #13766.
Call toll-free at 1-800-HELPFL (1.800.435.7352) to verify registration and financial information.
Your gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your tax consultant.

There are many ways to make a gift,
which are outlined for you below:

 

CHECKS

Gifts of cash are 100% tax deductible if no benefits with monetary value are given in exchange for the gift. If benefits with monetary value are given, the gift will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Mail your gift to:

Marion Cultural Alliance

P.O. Box 1581

Ocala, Florida 34478

CREDIT CARDS

If you wish to make a secure gift to Marion Cultural Alliance via credit card, you can do so online by visiting our Donation Page.

MCA accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  To make your credit card gift via phone, please contact Ana Dunwoody, Executive Assistant at (352) 369.1500.

SECURITIES

If you would like to make a gift of stock or other securities, please call Jaye Baillie, Executive Director at (352) 369.1500 or contact us by email. 

MATCHING GIFTS

If your employer has a matching gift program, your Human Resources department will be able to assist you with the paperwork.  

Simply fill out your portion of the matching gift form, sign and send to:

Marion Cultural Alliance

P.O. Box 1581

Ocala, Fl 34478

MCA staff will complete the rest of the form and submit it to your employer.  Some companies also allow you to register your gift online through a company intranet or print the form from the company website.  If you would like assistance in determining whether your company will match a gift to the MCA, please call (352) 369.1500 for assistance.

Marion Cultural Alliance’s tax ID #: 311760490

MEMORIAL AND HONORING GIFTS

If you would like to make a gift to Marion Cultural Alliance in memory of or in honor of someone, contact us by phone at (352) 369.1500 and we will be happy to assist you.  If you provide the name and address of a friend or family member who should be notified of your gift, we will send them a letter notifying them of your gift.

IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER

Support the arts through your IRA. The Charitable Rollover provision allows individuals who have reached age  70 1/2 to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income. For more information, contact your financial advisor.

PLANNED GIFTS

To support art in perpetuity, consider setting up a planned gift to Marion Cultural Alliance, or to receive more information about including MCA in your estate plan, please contact Jaye Baillie, Executive Director, (352) 369.1500.

Marion Cultural Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, #13766. Call toll-free at 1-800-HELPFL (1.800.435.7352) to verify registration and financial information. Your gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consult your tax consultant.

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