- Planned Giving
- Faberge Eggs
The Center would like to thank all of the individuals who supported the facility by utilizing Pick.Click.Give, a program which allows Alaskans to donate a portion of their permanent fund dividend to eligible charitable organizations throughout the state. Through this program, we received support from 54 donors and received $2,325 as a result of their generosity!
By giving through Pick.Click.Give., you join others to become an important force in bettering our communities and our state. For those of you who already support the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, we appreciate your gifts and hope you will use this option to make an additional donation.
Don't miss out on participating this year! PFD registration begins January 1. When you register for your dividend, select the option 'The Gift of Giving' and find us under the 'Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.' Please share your name with us so we can recognize your gift and keep you updated on our future activities. Click and follow the instructions to make a new donation, or an additional gift.
Planned giving, or estate planning, helps you determine the most appropriate ways to address the needs of your loved ones while reflecting your personal wishes. By making these arrangements now you can benefit those who mean the most to you—including the charitable causes you support.
Many people assume there is no need to consider estate planning because they don't meet a certain level of personal wealth. Your assets include not just money but also:
- equity in a home
- personal and group life insurance
- deferred employee benefits
- the value of a business
Wouldn't you rather determine what happens to your tangible and hard earned possessions rather than leaving it to the government to decide? Whether you'd like to see your estate go to family, a charitable organization, your neighbor or all of the above, estate planning helps you accomplish both financial and charitable goals. It allows supporters of modest means to make a substantial gift while protecting themselves and their families.
Below is a PDF with wording for the various types of bequests that can be made through your will. If you have questions, need advice or require more specific language please contact your financial advisor or review the Bequest Language form.
Please remember the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., in your will or estate plan, and be sure to tell us if you have already. We would be honored to have the opportunity to recognize you now!
Information to consider when making a charitable gift:
- Tax Savings: Federal tax laws make it possible to eliminate taxes on funds given for charitable purposes. Because funds used to make charitable gifts are deducted from your taxable income/assets, you might be able to give more than you thought you could!
- Gifts of Cash: All tax deductible gifts received and processed by December 31, 2011 qualify as a gift in 2011. Through gifts of cash you can eliminate or reduce income tax on up to 50% of your adjusted gross income.
- Other Gifts: Gifts of property such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other appropriate assets that have increased in value since you have owned them can allow you extra tax savings.
- Give from your IRA: Congress has extended tax-free gifts from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) through 2011. The tax legislation permits individuals over age 70-1/2 to arrange direct gifts from their IRAs to qualified charitable organizations, such as the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, up to a maximum amount of $100,000 per year. However, if both you and your spouse have IRAs set up in your respective names, each of you is entitled to a separate $100,000 limitation.
- Leaving a Legacy: There are many ways in which individuals and families can choose to contribute to their favorite not-for-profit group(s). Wills, life insurance policies, retirement accounts, and other planning vehicles provide excellent ways to leave long lasting contributions to ensure your charitable interests live on.
Join others like Patrick Stewart, Tap Dogs, Hal Holbrook, Cloris Leachman and hundreds of arts patrons! When you Take-a-Seat at the Center, your name or the name of your family or friends will be engraved on a brass plaque and permanently affixed on the back of an available seat of your choice in one of our three largest theatres. A unique birthday gift, memorial or romantic gesture! Plus, your tax-deductible will support the operations of the facility and its programs.
Take-A-Seat Prices for the Atwood Concert Hall,
Discovery Theatre and Sydney Laurence Theatre:
Orchestra Level = $250 and Mezzanine/Balcony = $100.
Order Form to submit an order, please complete the order form and fax to us at 263-2927
|To view the Encore Egg (Dorothy's Favorite) and the rest of her eggs, along with a photo of Mrs. Doubleday, click on the icon above.|
In November 2008, long time Center Donor, Dorothy Law Doubleday, gifted the remainder of her collection of Faberge Eggs to the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts' Center Fund – a fund created to further the mission of the Center and benefit activities within the facility. In 2006 and 2007, Dorothy worked closely with the Center to sell 2 eggs, The Kiev Egg and The Gateway to Freedom Egg, from her original collection of 35, in order to seed the new fund.
Sadly, Ms. Doubleday passed away in December 2008. The Center family is honored to have known her and deeply grateful for the incredible gift she left to us. She will be remembered always and forever missed.
Each of these masterpieces by Theo Faberge and Sarah Faberge, direct descendents of Karl Faberge, is signed and numbered and comes with all original paperwork and display cases. You can browse through the Center's collection by clicking here.
If you are interested in a particular piece, there are 33 in the Center's Doubleday Faberge Egg "St. Petersburg Collection" – a number of which are part of closed editions. For more information,please contact Nancy Harbour, President, at 263-2913 or firstname.lastname@example.org.