OTHER Ways to Support Your Singers!
#1. Become an ORS GEM (Give Every Month) Supporter
This level of giving has never been so critical to ORS. By joining a steadfast troupe of ORS GEM Supporters, you are contributing to reliable and consistent revenue every month that would have otherwise been provided by subscription, ticket, and tuition income. Without this important income, we will have to make even harder decisions about our future.
As a thank-you, any supporter who commits to becoming an ORS GEM will receive exclusive benefits that express our gratitude.
#2. THE CARES ACT & CHARITABLE GIVING
The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27. It is designed to help you, businesses and non-profit organizations facing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are a few charitable giving provisions included in the CARES Act that may assist you with your philanthropic goals:
NEW CHARITABLE DEDUCTION FOR NON-ITEMIZERS
– Taxpayers who take the standard deduction may claim a charitable deduction of up to $300 ($600 for married couples) for cash donations made in 2020.
INCREASED DEDUCTION LIMITS
-Cash gifts can be deducted up to 100% of your AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) for the 2020 calendar year when directed to a qualified non-profit organization like the Oregon Repertory Singers.
– The corporate deduction limit has been raised to 25% of taxable income.
RMD (REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTIONS) SUSPENSIONS:
-Regardless of age, the requirements for required minimum distributions (RMD) from retirement accounts are suspended for the 2020 tax year.
-If you would like to make a gift from your IRA – and are 70½ or older – you can still do so tax-free. The annual tax-free contribution limit of $100,000 remains in place.
Additional information about tax relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is on IRS.gov.
Please consult your tax advisor or attorney, as individual state tax laws and future changes in the federal tax law may impact your outcome.
#3. See if Your Employer Will Double Your Donation
Right now, every little bit helps. If you’re able to donate today, find out if your company will match your gift to us. It takes just a few minutes to submit a matching gift request to your employer.
#4. New Digital Content – Enjoy & Share
We are working hard to produce compelling and unique digital content as often as we can. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on all the videos we have planned and can’t wait to share with you! In return, we ask you to share this content on your social media feeds to help us grow our audiences and engage with new people.
#5. Support ORS While You Shop
Instead of logging into Amazon.com, log-in at smile.amazon.com and sync your Amazon account with ANY charity of your choice (we hope you’ll choose ORS). Once you place an order, .5% of your purchases will be donated to your charity. No additional cost to you!
Log-in to your Fred Meyer Rewards account and select Oregon Repertory Singers as your charity of choice. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to ORS. But remember, you have to be logged in via smile.amazon.com.
#6. Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts
NEW! Purchase gift certificates for future ORS concerts or towards youth program tuition. ORDER HERE!
#7. The Oregon Cultural Trust Tax Credit
Donors who contribute to Oregon cultural nonprofits, including ours, are eligible to make a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust and receive a 100% tax credit for their Trust donation (up to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for a couple filing jointly and $2,500 for a Class-C Corporation).
Giving to culture is a win-win proposition. You double the impact of your gift for free, and culture thrives. Lucky Oregonians!
#7. Start a Facebook Fundraiser
Share with your friends and family how important ORS is to you. Your voice can be louder and reach much farther than ours can.