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Give Now Online
Mail a Check
Matching Gifts
Securities
Planned Giving
Gifts In-Kind
Corporate Support


WAYS TO GIVE

No matter whether you make a gift of cash, stock, or include BEMF in your estate planning, you may always direct your gift to a particular area that interests you, such as a Named Gift Opportunity, the BEMF Education or Recording Funds, or the BEMF Annual Fund. Click on the links below for information on how you can make your gift to BEMF.

Mail a Check

By making your tax-deductible contribution by check, you save BEMF the rising cost of credit card processing fees. Checks payable to Boston Early Music Festival (or “BEMF”) can be mailed to:

Boston Early Music Festival
43 Thorndike Street, Suite 302
Cambridge  MA  02141-1764
Attn: Development Office

If you wish to support a specific initiative, please indicate in writing how you would like your gift to be designated, either on your check’s memo line or in an accompanying letter.

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Matching Gifts

Increase your philanthropic impact with a Matching Gift from your employer

You may be able to double or even triple the size of your gift through your employer’s matching gift program.  Because each employer has different requirements, you will need to contact the Human Resources Office for your company’s specific matching gift form and information. Complete the matching gift form and send it with your gift to:

Boston Early Music Festival
43 Thorndike Street, Suite 302
Cambridge  MA  02141-1764
Attn: Development Office

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Securities

With a gift of appreciated stocks or bonds, you can support Boston Early Music Festival while enjoying significant tax advantages. When you electronically transfer appreciated stocks or bonds directly to BEMF’s account, you realize no gain on the sale, so you avoid capital-gains tax.  Typically, BEMF will sell the gifted security and put your donation to work right away, creating a win-win situation for everyone!

To make a donation of securities, call your broker with instructions to transfer your security to BEMF’s account at Detwiler, Mitchell, Fenton & Graves on a date specified by you.  Your broker will need the following information about BEMF’s account to make the transfer:

Contact person:
Scott Peradotto
Detwiler Fenton & Company
100 High Street 28th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-747-0118
Fax: 617-747-0820

Member FINRA/SIPC

Account Number: FWB-038113

NFS DTC#: 0226

Please also notify Kathleen Fay, Executive Director, at 617-661-1812, or by email at kathy@bemf.org, with the name of the security, number of shares, and the date of the transfer so that we can accurately account for your gift.  We will confirm the transaction with our broker, and then send you an acknowledgment letter for your tax records, documenting the transfer and mean value of the security on the day it is received in our account.  Your broker should send you a confirmation as well, but the letter from BEMF will suffice for tax purposes.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Charities like Boston Early Music Festival are unable to accept stock certificates or bonds directly.  If your securities are in the form of stock certificates or are registered directly (not held in street name), please deliver them to your broker, and then contact us. 

If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please feel free to contact Kathleen Fay at 617-661-1812, or by email at kathy@bemf.org.

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Planned Giving

Boston Early Music Festival offers many Planned Giving options to support BEMF in perpetuity while achieving your own financial goals, which may include life-long income for you and/or family members, significant tax advantages, and the chance for your gift to go further. All Planned Giving arrangements must be executed by a licensed practicing attorney, preferably one with experience in estate planning. For recommendations of experienced estate planning attorneys in your area, or to discuss your Planned Giving arrangements with BEMF, please contact Kathleen Fay, Executive Director, at 617-661-1812, or by email at kathy@bemf.org.

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Gifts in Kind

All non-cash gifts are termed “gifts in-kind.”  The three main categories of gifts-in-kind are:

Your gift may provide you with federal and state income tax benefits:

If you are considering such a gift, please contact Kathleen Fay, Executive Director, at 617-661-1812, or by email at kathy@bemf.org, to discuss how your gift might be of value to BEMF.

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Corporate Support

To make a corporate gift to BEMF, or to enroll in our Community Partnership Program, please contact Kathleen Fay, Executive Director, at 617-661-1812, or by email at kathy@bemf.org.

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