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We rely on your support to bring powerful arts programs to 600 people with disabilities across the Berkshires—from Great Barrington to Pittsfield to North Adams. Your gift helps artists with disabilities explore, create, and find community, through dance, acting, painting, juggling, writing, singing, yoga, and drumming. Every gift you make directly benefits CATA artists and CATA’s mission to redefine disability. We can’t CATA without you!

Please contact us if you have any questions about making a donation.

Donate Online

You may make a donation by clicking the button below.

Monthly Giving

You can help to provide CATA with a steady, reliable source of funds. Your pre-authorized gift is automatically debited from your Visa, Mastercard or Discover card on the 1st or 15th of the month. You may discontinue monthly giving at any time by notifying CATA in writing. Annual tax receipts are issued at the beginning of the calendar year for the total donation amount made the preceding year. For more information and to take part in CATA’s monthly giving option, please call Emily Bronson at (413) 528-5485.

Make a Donation of Stock

Stock Donations

A gift of appreciated securities is a generous and tax-effective way to support Community Access to the Arts (CATA).

When you donate appreciated holdings to CATA, you avoid the capital gains tax you would have paid if you sold the asset. If you have owned the securities for longer than twelve months, you also receive an income tax charitable deduction for their full fair-market value. These tax savings—both in income and capital gains taxes—make gifts of securities a popular alternative to cash.

For all U.S. Stocks and Securities:

Before initiating the transfer, or, if you hold the physical paper certificate for the stock, please have your broker contact Katie Clarke, Administrative Director.

E-Mail: Katie@CATAarts.org
Phone: (413) 528-5485 x100
Fax: (413) 528-3286

Mail:

Community Access to the Arts
40 Railroad St. Suite 6
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Attn: Katie Clarke, Administrative Director

To make a gift of stock to Community Access to the Arts please provide these instructions to your broker or bank officer:

To electronically transfer securities to Community Access to the Arts, direct funds to:

Pershing LLC
One Pershing Plaza
Jersey City, New Jersey 07399

ABA number: 021000018
Beneficiary
: Pershing LLC
Account number
: 890-051238-5

Instruct DTCC eligible securities and the Options Clearing Corporation eligible options to clearing broker number 0443.

Further instructions: click here.

Memo: Provide purpose of the gift, the name of securities and the number of shares to be gifted to Community Access to the Arts.

Community Access to the Arts is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, contributions are fully deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Federal ID number is: 043196265

 

Donate by Mail

If you would like to make your donation by mail, please download our donation form and send along with check or credit card information to:

Attn: Katie Clarke
Community Access to the Arts
40 Railroad Street, Suite 6
Great Barrington, MA 01230

IRA Charitable Tax Rollover

In December 2015, President Obama signed a tax bill making permanent the IRA Charitable Rollover, a tax incentive for charitable giving that had previously been subject to annual renewals.

Individuals are required to begin taking distributions from their contributory Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) at age 70.5. These required distributions are called Required Minimum Distributions (RMD). Normally, these distributions are subject to income taxes. The IRA Charitable Rollover provision allows individuals who have reached age 70.5 to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA, without treating the distribution as taxable income. In order to qualify, contributions must go directly to a 501 (c)(3) and be made from contributory IRAs. (ROTH accounts do not qualify.) Donors may receive no goods or services in return for their contributions, and must obtain written documentation of their contribution from each recipient charity. The donor can deduct the full amount of the donation from gross income for tax purposes.

Anyone over 70.5 can withdraw funds from their IRA to give directly to CATA with NO TAX PENALTY, for a gift anywhere between $100 and $100,000. For individuals who must take forced withdrawals, this makes philanthropy a smart option in your overall financial plan.

More information provided by the IRS may be found here.

Wire Transfer

CATA welcomes donations via wire transfer. Instruct your brokerage or bank office to arrange for the transfer of funds electronically to the Community Access to the Arts account at Lee Bank.

Please call CATA at 413-528-5485 for wire transfer details.

    • ABA Routing Number: 211870870
    • Name and Address of Bank: Lee Bank, 75 Main St., Lee, MA 01238
    • Lee Bank Checking Account Name: Community Access to the Arts

Additional Information: Please provide the name of the Donor and any desired purpose for your gift

To ensure proper crediting of your donation, please email or mail a copy of the instructions you send to your broker or bank officer, along with any special instructions regarding the purpose of the gift, to Katie@CATAarts.org.

Or mail to:
Attn: Katie Clarke
Community Access to the Arts
40 Railroad St. Suite 6
Great Barrington, MA 01230

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