Support & Give

MCA Donors are Champions of the Arts

Ocala is fortunate to have a vibrant and growing venue for the arts and culture. MCA supports artists and art organizations in Ocala/Marion County through grants and donations from our community. Your generosity makes a difference to our community.

 

  • Supporting the arts makes our community more desirable to live and work every day of the year.
  • Arts and Culture provide inspiration and joy to residents, beautify public space and strengthen the social fabric of our community.
  • Nonprofits are also businesses that employ people locally, purchase goods and services from other businesses locally. Who benefits from the arts? Not only those who appreciate beauty and cultural events, but event-related businesses and merchants.

 

“The success of my family’s business depends on finding and cultivating a creative and innovative workforce. I have witnessed firsthand the power of the arts in building these business skills. When we participate personally in the arts, we strengthen our ‘creativity muscles,’ which makes us not just a better ceramicist or chorus member, but a more creative worker—better able to identify challenges and innovative business solutions.” — Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman, Forbes, Inc.

 

Your generosity can be expressed by making a gift in a variety of ways. Below are examples of how you can give to support this vital work. Thank you!

 

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 Cherie McTiernan, 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

23 SW Broadway, Ocala, FL 34471

 

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.

Mid-Flight – Drake Arnold