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Why Give?

The Hylton Center's success as the "creative commons" of this dynamic region—presenting world-class performances and creating a welcoming environment of learning and sharing artistic experiences—is made possible through the support of donors. Ticket sales cover just a part of the cost of bringing the magic to the Hylton Center, which means we must rely on the generosity of people like you to ensure the Hylton Center is able to Entertain, Educate and Enrich our community for years to come!

How to Give

Let's assume that you're thinking about making a significant gift to the Hylton Performing Arts Center. With so many kinds of gifts, how do you decide which is best?

Whatever your reasons for giving, it clearly makes sense to choose the method that suites your own circumstances: your age, tax bracket and financial situation. At the same time, you want your gift to help us meet your vital needs in the widest possible manner.

We will help you sort out the many options and discover the gift plan that works for you.

Financial Benefits of Giving

Your commitment to our work is your most important reason for a contribution. Once you have made that decision, it is only natural that you should consider the financial benefits of your gift. There are several.

Save income taxes. To encourage private contributions, our government allows you to deduct them on your income tax return, provided you itemize.

Reduce estate and probate costs. Gifts to the Hylton Performing Arts Center, either now or after your lifetime, avoid the federal estate tax without any percentage limitation.

Receive a life income. The federal government allows you to designate your gift now and secure a current income tax deduction while you receive a life income for yourself and even one or more survivors.

Unlock appreciated investments. You may have assets that have grown in value but have a low yield. You can create a gift that provides you with an income for life, and for most gifts you will not incur an income tax on your capital gains.

Increase your yield. If you sell highly appreciated securities, and pay capital gains tax, you will have fewer assets to reinvest to produce income. If you contribute these same assets to a life income plan, the tax savings can increase your effective yield.

Secure professional management. With a life income plan, the trustee you select handles the investment responsibilities associated with the assets you contribute.


Eileen Kennedy, Director of Development

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