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donation frequently asked questions
Why did you change the membership program?During the past several years, the majority of our members have not been taking advantage of the benefits and perks that the membership program offers, instead preferring to purchase memberships as an act of generosity and philanthropy, in order to support the free exhibitions, programs, and education we provide for the community. At the same time, as we have grown, maintaining those unused perks and benefits has become a very challenging administrative task for our small staff. We hope that allowing you to donate directly to our community’s specific needs through one of our five program areas will both streamline our administrative operations and help create a more sustainable financial model for SAM.
I bought a membership before the change, is it still valid?"Your membership is still valid until the expiration date shown on your membership card or in your purchase confirmation email. You can continue to claim any benefits associated with your membership until it expires. You can also choose to convert your membership into a recurring tax-deductible donation under our new program. To request that change, call or email our Elizabeth Goddard at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email email@example.com
Can I still get a discount on art school classes?If you have a valid, un-expired membership, you can continue to receive an Art School tuition discount by calling or emailing our Art School Coordinator, Kathleen Digney, and requesting it. Going forward, Art School tuition discounts will only be offered through our Art School discount card program. Using the card, after you purchase four classes, you can receive a 20% discount on the fifth. For more information on the discount card, contact Kathleen Digney at 864.582.7616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to make a donation. Is it tax-deductible?All donations - of any amount - made to SAM are fully tax-deductible. We are a federally recognized 501(c)-3 nonprofit organization. Our EIN is 23-7041876. After making a donation, you will instantly receive a recognition email that can be filed with your taxes. Additional copies of this letter are available by request. For more information, contact our Executive Director, Elizabeth Goddard by calling 864.582.7616 x 236 or email email@example.com.
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