Thank you for considering Bethel Woods in your philanthropic efforts!
Your donation to Bethel Woods helps us preserve history while simultaneously encouraging civility and kindness within future generations. When you give to Bethel Woods, you open doors for people of all ages to explore new ideas, experience our unique history, and transcend boundaries to unleash creativity that extends beyond our campus.
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Annual Fund Donor Recognition Program giving levels:
Please consider contributing to our Annual Fund today. Call (845) 295-2501 or submit our donation form.
Become a permanent part of Bethel Woods when you purchase an exclusive anniversary paver. Placed in the pathway at the entrance to Bethel Woods, your personalized message is a lasting symbol of your special memories of this place – and your continued support of our mission.
About the Paver Program
You can help Bethel Woods grow and expand its offerings, including the opening up of a newly restored trail system in the Bindy Bazaar Woodland. The paver program also helps support special exhibits, museum programming, and preservation projects.
Legacy giving is at the heart of the non-profit world. It establishes connections, ensures survival, and makes dreams possible – to the organizations, the donors, and those who benefit from such a generous act.
Bethel Woods works with you and your team to arrange bequests, life insurance, gifts of real estate, retirement plan assets, charitable gift annuity, and charitable trusts. Planned giving allows you to protect the inheritance of your loved ones, while making a meaningful gift to an organization you care about. Help us provide educational programming, community outreach, museum programs, and more for all ages.
Contact our Development Office today to begin your Bethel Woods legacy at (845) 295-2501.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Williams of Dover, NJ and Bethel, NY established the Williams Endowed Education Fund at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. The fund provides tuition assistance for children and youth to participate in current and future programming, and transportation assistance for the children and youth of the Hudson Valley Region.
Help the young people of our region discover their own potential and consider making a contribution to The Williams Endowed Education Fund. Complete our secure online donation form, and choose “Endowment,” under 'Area of Interest'.
Gifts of appreciated property (such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds), held for longer than one year, allow you to bypass capital gains tax normally due when you sell the assets. This provides you a charitable income tax deduction that reduces the cost of your gift. Complete our gift of stock form.
Bethel Woods does not hold onto stock donated for speculative purposes. All donated stock is sold immediately upon receipt.
Your tax deduction is determined by taking the average of the high and low price per share of the stock (your broker can provide you with this information) on the day it is transferred out of your account multiplied by the number of shares you donated. Your professional advisor should be able to provide you this information. Bethel Woods will provide a letter noting the number of shares of each stock we received to serve as record for tax purposes of the donation. You should consult your financial advisor advice on your specific situation.
Stock received is sold immediately with an open sell order we have with our brokers. Once sold, a check is issued to the Bethel Woods and then deposited into your account or as payment against a pledge you have made. The entire process can take up to 21 business days.
All stock received into our accounts is sold immediately upon receipt. If stock is transferred at the close of business or after-market trading, it will be sold at the soonest moment thereafter.
You can confirm with your professional advisor that the stock was transferred to Bethel Woods. A letter confirming the receipt of your stock will be sent to you by the Bethel Woods.
Your tax deduction is determined by the day the stock is transferred to Bethel Woodsâ€™ account. If you transfer stock on December 31, but Bethel Woods does not sell it or post it to your account until after January 1, you still receive the tax deduction for the year ending December 31.
Bethel Woods has multiple ways for you to communicate important information about your stock transfer. Bethel Woods needs to know:
You can relay this information via email to email@example.com, or to our stock hotline at 845-295-2403.
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Donating appreciated stock may be more tax advantageous for you as you avoid any capital gains tax you would normally pay upon the sale of a stock. Please consult your professional advisor for information on your specific situation.