Other Ways to Give

CNY Arts offers a variety of funding possibilities that can be customized to satisfy individual financial and philanthropic wishes.
The United Way

If you or your employer contributes to the United Way, you can direct your donation to the CNY Arts. It is a great way to support the cultural community without committing to any additional giving. Call us and we’ll help you through this simple process.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer programs that match the charitable contributions of both employees and retirees. Your employer’s human resources department can provide you with the details of your company’s plan. Please check with your company for matching programs and help make your gifts go further.

Honor Gifts and Memorial Tribute

A unique way to make a gift is by giving in honor of someone special. Perhaps to celebrate an achievement, or in memory of a loved one who has passed away. Without reference to the amount of the gift, CNY Arts will send a personal acknowledgment to the individual or to the family being honored informing them of your generous gesture. You will also receive an acknowledgment card for your tax records.

Planned & Legacy Giving

This area describes a few of the available funding possibilities and how they can be used to structure your gift. We will be happy to meet with you, your attorney, your accountant, and/or your professional financial advisor, with no obligation, to explain how these strategies can work for you. Contact our Executive Director at 315-435-2125.

CNY Arts recommends that you consult with your attorney or financial advisors when considering making a major or planned gift:


  • Gifts of Stock: A gift of stock (or other appreciated property) entitles the donor to a tax deduction for the market value of the donated stock. If the stock you wish to donate has been held for more than one year, you can avoid capital gains tax on any appreciation of the stock by donating the stock prior to sale. CNY Arts benefits by selling the stock without paying taxes on the gain, and you benefit from making a contribution that would be larger than what you might have been able to donate in cash.
  • Bequests: Express your personal values beyond your lifetime. Indicate a specific dollar amount or portion of your estate, or name CNY arts as your residual beneficiary. A bequest may reduce the taxable portion of your estate.
If you have any questions, please contact CNY Arts at 315-435-2155 or email at info@cnyarts.org.