Stock, Tribute & In-kind Gifts

Stock Gifts

Gifts of stock are an excellent way to maximize the benefit of a contribution to The MacDowell Colony. To the extent provided by law, the donation is fully tax-deductible at the total appreciated value of the stock at the time of the transfer.

If you wish to make a gift of stock, we ask that you or your broker contact The MacDowell Colony’s development office at 212-535-9690 or send us an e-mail.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

With a contribution of $25 or more, you can honor or memorialize a person while assisting The MacDowell Colony in continuing its mission to support artists and their creative work.

In addition, a gift of $25,000 can establish a named Annual Fellowship in memory of or in tribute to an individual, while an Endowed Fellowship gift permanently honors the individual. A number of unique naming opportunities are available upon request.

The Colony will send you an acknowledgment of your gift and will notify, at your request, the individual or family you indicate on the gift or tribute form (both of which are available for download on the left). These gifts are recognized in The MacDowell Colony’s annual report.

Matching Gifts

The MacDowell Colony gladly accepts matching gifts from your company. If your employer has a matching gifts program, your gift to MacDowell could be doubled or tripled. The total of your annual gift and its match will be recognized in establishing your membership level in The MacDowell Circle.

Please include a matching gift form when making your gift by mail. Matching gift forms are generally available through your employer’s human resources department (or you may use the gift and tribute forms provided above).

In-Kind Gifts

The MacDowell Colony welcomes inquiries about gifts of equipment, furnishings, or other useful items. MacDowell must approve gifts of tangible personal property prior to acceptance. For the Colony to provide an acknowledgement for tax purposes, the donor must provide a written valuation for in-kind gifts valued at $250 or more.

The Colony is grateful for contributions from Colony Fellows of their books, recordings, films, slides, and other works of art, which are placed in MacDowell’s collection and made available to artists-in-residence. Through special arrangement with the Peterborough Town Library, second copies of donated books, CDs, and videos are added to the growing collection of Fellows’ work available there.