Your Support is Critical NOW More Than Ever.
Pittsburgh Glass Center is a non-profit school, gallery and studio. Although we normally fund approximately 50% of our operations through earned revenue, due to cancellations and closures caused by the COVID-19 health crisis, we are not able to earn any revenue at this time. That means donations from people like you are imperative so that when we are able to re-open again we can continue serving the community through exhibitions, classes and workshops, and state-of-the-art studios and equipment.
Here are a few of the reasons people support us:
- Free Every Day—We open our doors to the community for free seven days a week to experience contemporary glass art.
- Uniqueness—PGC is the only public access organization dedicated to glass art in the region.
- Fun & Memorable—PGC strives to offer a one-of-a-kind memorable experience for everyone who walks in our doors.
- Excellent & Accessible Instruction—PGC provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities try glass making and has a talented group of skilled instructors who make the process enjoyable and fun.
COVID-19 AND CARES ACT UPDATE
On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") was signed into law. In addition to facilitating direct financial relief to affected nonprofit organizations, the CARES Act also creates charitable giving incentives for donors to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations like Pittsburgh Glass Center.
If you are someone who does not itemize on your taxes:
You can include $300 in charitable contributions to as an above-the-line deduction for your 2020 taxes, which means you don't have to itemize other items to claim this deduction (Section 2204 of the CARES Act).
If you are someone who does itemize on your taxes:
The cap for giving has been increased from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100% for your 2020 taxes (Section 2205 of the CARES Act). By making a donation to Pittsburgh Glass Center, you can get more impact on your taxes from donations this year.
This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor. References to tax rates include federal taxes only and are subject to change. Learn more about the CARES Act and how this can impact your charitable giving by speaking to your tax professional or read more here.
other ways to give
Please send your check made payable to Pittsburgh Glass Center to:
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Attn: Development Director
5472 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Did you know? Many employers match employee gifts! Check with your workplace to see if they have a Matching Gift Program, and you could double your donation to Pittsburgh Glass Center. If you have any questions about donating, please contact Rachel Niederberger.
The Charitable IRA Rollover gift is a great option for making annual gifts to your favorite charities. If you are 70 ½ or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 in gifts each year to qualified non-profits like Pittsburgh Glass Center. Generally, when you take a distribution from your IRA, it is treated as taxable income. Under this provision, you can reduce your taxable income, even if you don’t itemize deductions, by directing the distribution directly to the charity. It’s a simple process that your IRA administrator can facilitate. For more information, contact Rachel Niederberger.
This information is not intended as legal or tax advice. Pittsburgh Glass Center strongly advises that you consult your professional advisor(s).
Donate to Pittsburgh Glass Center with every Amazon purchase through AmazonSmile! Select PGC as your charity of choice when you shop at smile.amazon.com for the same prices and Amazon will donate 0.5% to PGC.
GIFTS OF STOCK, SECURITIES, AND APPRECIABLE ASSETS
Your broker can assist you in making a stock gift via direct transfer. Please contact Rachel Niederberger for PGC's broker and account information.