Ways to Support

Your gift will create countless moments of possibility!

For 40 years you have supported us and challenged us to grow. And you have grown with us - our Umbrella community multiplying by the decade.

YOU have enabled us to create countless moments of possibility in which someone can be moved, inspired, or changed in some way by the arts.

In this anniversary season, we need your help more than ever before. Please make a gift today so that we may continue to reach and provide critical arts experiences for our region this year, and for years to come.

Make a secure, online donation.

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Or send your check by mail to The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742

photo credit Gillian Mariner Gordon

Gifts to the Annual Fund support:
  • Robust education programs for youth through senior adults
  • A vibrant environment for the visual arts with more than 50 studio artists in residence, a state-of-the-art ceramics studio, and a gallery that features both established and up-and-coming artists
  • Workshops, events, and resources that magnify the connection of the Arts and the Environment through creativity and learning
  • A fully professional Stage Company producing bold, daring, beloved, and original works in our two performance spaces

Ticket sales and class registrations only pay for a portion of our programs.

Your gift today will have a direct impact and provide access to arts and culture for your community and the greater Metro West region.

Thank you!



More Ways to Give

Donate through a Corporate/Employer Matching Gift Program

Many companies and employers have matching-gift programs, doubling (or in some cases even tripling) donations their employees make to a favorite charity. The Umbrella, a non-profit arts center, is a 501(c)(3) organization and eligible for matching gift contributions. Download Information Sheet for Employer Donor/Volunteer Matching Programs

If you or your employer have any questions, please contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org

 

 

Recommend a grant from your Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. Through a donor-advised fund, you can allocate a charitable gift each year and take an immediate tax deduction. Commonly used donor-advised funds include Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Vanguard Charitable, National Philanthropic Trust, and BNY Mellon, among many others. Recommend a gift to The Umbrella or contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org with any questions.

 

 

Donate a Securities Gift

The Umbrella gratefully welcomes gifts of securities, and provides guidelines and contacts to minimize delays and expenses. Download Information Sheet About Donating Securities. For help, please contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org

 

 

Make a Gift in Honor of Someone Special

The Umbrella will gladly help you target your gift for a specific purpose or as a tribute to a particular person. For help, please contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org

 

 

Support us as a Business Partner

We are pleased to work with several organizations who wish to show their committment to the arts and reach out to The Umbrella Arts community. Contact us for details about opportunities and benefits of support through our Business Partners Program. 

 

 

Consider a Bequest

A bequest can be an easy and satisfying gift to make: It costs nothing now but can have enormous future impact. One of The Umbrella’s largest gifts to date was an unexpected bequest that served as the catalyst for our Building the Arts campaign! We welcome bequests of many types and all sizes. Your gift can take the form of:

  • a specific amount
  • a specific asset, such as property or securities
  • a percentage of your estate

A bequest gift may recognize a loved one or an influential artist, benefit a specific activity or program, or serve as a general and important investment in the future of the arts in our community. To learn more about making a bequest, please contact Katie Cimet at katie@theumbrellaarts.org.

 

 

Support us through Smile.Amazon purchases

By accessing Amazon.com (or select online stores associated with it such as Target, Lands End) via the specific URL Smile.Amazon.com link (or changing your charity to "The Umbrella Community Arts Center" in your existing Smile Amazon account), and asking your friends and relatives to do the same, The Umbrella will receive a percentage of your purchases.

 

 

Purchase Art Supplies That Give Back to The Umbrella

For the many artists in our community who purchase art supplies from Blick, consider bookmarking and shopping through The Umbrella Arts Center's Affiliate Link. For each purchase, Blick will share a small commission to support The Umbrella.

 

Thank you for all you do to support the arts and The Umbrella!

 


OUR DEVELOPMENT TEAM

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Assistant Director of Development: Katie Cimet x201
Major Gifts Officer: Megan Connor x214
Director of Development: Eileen Williston x207