What is your passion?

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ArtCenter Manatee is focused on moving into the future and making rt accessible to all. Opening the door to new audiences, new partnerships and new experiences while we keep the best of what we already have.

In order to improve our long-term health and adapt our programming to meet current and future needs, to upgrade our operations to ensure the flexibility that will allow us to not just fix things but to try new things, and to facilitate expansion, we must invest in our future now. It’s just not enough to pay our bills and set aside a few dollars every year to repair the air conditioners.

A number of years ago a national group put forth the idea of “change capital” for nonprofits. The idea is that in order to move forward, we need to make an investment in ourselves now. Instead of scrambling to raise money to try new things, such as woodworking, stone carving, or glass, or to maintain what we consider essential programming, such as Arts & Healing, we need funding that will not only sustain, but that will propel us.

The Florida Department of Cultural Affairs will tell you that the arts provide an invaluable benefit to both individuals and communities. The arts draw new residents, new businesses, they add vitality to a community. They can cite evidence that for every $1 spent on the arts, $9 to $11 is returned to the economy. What a great investment.

We often hear how nice it would be if we could have__________________. Fill in the blank: more scholarships to KidsArt and Adult classes, new equipment and supplies, WiFi all over, better lighting in the galleries …

What are you deeply passionate about? What do you love? What brings you joy?

We know the answer for us: You.

Will you join us in funding our passion by making a tax-deductible gift to ArtCenter Manatee?

Thank You!

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can make an IRA Charitable Rollover gift to ArtCenter Manatee while obtaining a considerable tax benefit for yourself.

By making a roll-over donation to ArtCenter Manatee, you help to keep the arts alive and vibrant in our community by providing support for our education and exhibition programs.

  • By donating directly to ArtCenter Manatee, your distribution will not be recognized as income and you will not be taxed on the transfer from your IRA to ArtCenter Manatee
  • Your gift will count against your required minimum distribution
  • You can give up to $100,000 per year
  • You can designate your gift to support the programs that mean the most to you
  • Your gift must be directly to ArtCenter Manatee so that it is not recognized as income (can’t be used for a donor advised fund, private foundation or charitable gift annuity)

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  • ArtCenter Manatee is a registered 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state (1-800-HELP-FLA) or from the website: www.freshfromflorida.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. One hundred percent (100%) of each contribution is received by ArtCenter Manatee. #CH15646

Thank you for helping us change lives through art!