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Giving at MoCA Westport

Make a Gift to MoCA Westport’s Annual Fund

Every gift matters. Your donations fuel our mission of Inspiring Intellectual and Creative Curiosity through the Arts. A donation to MoCA’s Annual Fund helps us achieve our artistic and educational goals. As a publicly supported non-profit organization, your support makes all of our big and small efforts possible, and we thank you on behalf of the children, families, educators, curators, musicians, artists and art enthusiasts we serve.
All cash donations to the MoCA Westport Annual Fund are 100% tax-deductible.

Additional ways to support MoCA Westport include:

Gifts of Stocks & Securities

With a donation of individual stock or mutual fund assets, individuals may be able to receive valuable tax benefits as well.

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MoCA Westport welcomes gifts of stock and securities. Instead of a cash donation, support through a gift of appreciated securities allows you to make a tax-deductible gift at full market value, while avoiding the capital gains taxes that might be associated with a sale.

How it Works

Transfer shares of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds you have owned for more than one year to MoCA. Proceeds from the sale of your securities fund our exhibitions, arts and education programs.

Transfer Instructions

MoCA Westport respectfully requests all donors of stock (or their financial advisors) to please contact Cynthia Dempster, at cynthia@mocawestport.org or call 203.222.7070, to advise of any incoming gift of securities. Please provide the name of the stock and ticker symbol, the number of shares being transferred to MoCA Westport, and the purpose for which the stock gift is intended. There are immediate sale instructions for all gifts of securities to MoCA.

For all stock/ securities gifts please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: MoCA Westport
Address: P.O. Box 5161, Westport, CT 06881
Federal Tax ID Number: 06-0890501

Matching Gifts

With a matching gift, you can double your support to MoCA Westport by making your donation go further through matching programs.

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Did you know you can multiply your impact at MoCA Westport? Your employer may support mission-driven organizations such as ours by matching your contribution and making it go further.

How it Works

Please contact your Human Resources department to find out if your company offers a matching gift program. For more information about matching gift donations, please contact Cynthia Dempster at cynthia@mocawestport.org.

Legal Name: MoCA Westport
Address: P.O. Box 5161, Westport, CT 06881
Federal Tax ID Number: 06-0890501

Planned Giving

With many opportunities for planned giving, you can help leave a lasting legacy for future generations with MoCA Westport.

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Organizations endure thanks to the vision and planning of so many. Making a planned gift to MoCA Westport will ensure that your support and commitment lives on for years to come. Not only can this type of gift be economically advantageous for your family, but it also preserves your legacy as a supporter of the arts in Westport. Below are some examples of planned gifts.

Private Foundation or Donor Advised Fund

A donor advised fund, which is like a charitable savings account, gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to MoCA Westport. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

Bequests

Bequests can be made in the form of cash, securities, art, or other property.

Charitable Remainder Unitrust

A charitable remainder unitrust is an irrevocable trust that pays a fixed percentage of the value of its holdings each year to a beneficiary. Assets in such trusts can be distributed to charities named in the trust.

Charitable Lead Unitrust

A charitable lead unitrust is an irrevocable trust in which the assets are transferred to a trust set up to pay a fixed percentage of its assets to the charity named in the trust.

Other Gifts

Gifts of life insurance or other retirement plan assets can also be bequeathed to a charity.

To see if these strategies are beneficial for you please consult with your financial adviser, tax or estate professional. For more information or to discuss making a gift to MoCA Westport, please contact Cynthia Dempster at cynthia@mocawestport.org or (203) 222-7070. 

Giving FAQs

Your support enables us to share our exhibitions and programs with visitors from Westport and beyond, helping the widest possible audience understand and enjoy modern and contemporary art. A member of our Development team would be delighted to speak with you about your interest in giving to MoCA Westport. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can also make a gift online at any time.

How to Donate:

Online

You can make a gift right now to The Annual Fund or to support MoCA Westport’s programming.

If you have any difficulty giving online, we’re here to help! Please call (203) 222-7070 during our office hours and ask to speak with Cynthia Dempster.

By check

Checks can be made payable to “MoCA Westport” and mailed to the attention of:

MoCA Westport
PO Box 5161
Westport, CT 06881

For your reference, MoCA Westport’s Federal Tax ID is:  06-0890501.

By securities, stock or wire transfer

MoCA Westport gladly accepts gifts of stocks, securities and wire transfers. To request instructions for sending your gift of stocks or appreciated securities, please contact Cynthia Dempster at cynthia@mocawestport.org or (203) 222-7070.

Through a Donor Advised Fund

Support MoCA Westport by making a donation through a Donor Advised Fund. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

Visit Your Fund

MoCA Westport is not able to provide tax/financial advice and encourages you to ask your tax advisor how a gift of cash, appreciated stock, or a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA can benefit you. Gifts to a donor-advised fund (DAF) do not qualify for the higher deduction; however, you may still recommend a gift from your DAF to MoCA Westport.

MoCA Westport is a 501(c)3 organization.

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