Ways To Give

At the Saugatuck Center for the Arts we use creativity & art to build community, create connection, and transform lives. Far more than a destination, the SCA catalyzes rich experiences and unexpected engagement, bringing people together around projects and programs, to innovate and collaborate. Tickets and sponsorships cover only 76¢ for every dollar of cost at the SCA. The rest of our expenses are covered by people like you through donations large and small.

Ways to Give

If you have any questions on gifting to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, please contact Amber Krieg, Development Director. If you have already included the SCA in any of your planned gifting, please inform us so we can properly thank you.

Donations can be made as one-time gifts or recurring monthly charges. Every dollar counts from a $5 monthly gift (same cost as a coffee!) to a $5,000 gift.

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By supporting the SCA with a planned estate gift, you become part of our Red Arch Society, a group of generous and committed people who are ensuring that the SCA’s bold vision comes to life for future generations.

Click here to learn more about becoming a part of the Red Arch Society

  • Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. 
  • Benefits of gifts of stocks and bonds: Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of appreciated stock; Receive a charitable income tax deduction; Further our mission today
  • How to make a gift of stocks and bonds: By electronic transfer – Please contact us for delivery instructions on how you can transfer stock or bonds from your brokerage or investment account to the SCA. This will ensure proper receipt of your gift.  
  • The SCA will consider donated appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property contingent on our ability to sell the asset.
  • Benefits of gifts of real estate: Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate; Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift; Leave a lasting legacy to Saugatuck Center for the Arts
  • How to make a gift of real estate: Your real property may be given to the SCA by executing or signing a deed transferring ownership. You may deed part or all of your real property to the SCA. Your gift will generally be based on the property’s fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal. If you have questions about gifts of real estate, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you.  
  • Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to the SCA.
  • Benefits of gifts of retirement assets: Avoid potential estate tax on retirement assets; Your heirs would avoid income tax on any retirement assets funded on a pre-tax basis; Receive potential estate tax savings from an estate tax deduction
  • How to make a gift of retirement assets: To leave your retirement assets to the SCA, you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian. If you designate the Saugatuck Center for the Arts as beneficiary, we will benefit from the full value of your gift because your IRA assets will not be taxed at your death. Your estate will benefit from an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift. If you have questions about gifts of retirement assets, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you.
  • More on gifts of retirement assets: Did you know that 60%-70% of your retirement assets may be taxed if you leave them to your heirs at your death? Another option is to leave your heirs assets that receive a step up in basis, such as real estate and stock, and give the retirement assets to the SCA. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.
  • A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.
  • Benefits of gifts of life insurance: Receive a charitable income tax deduction; If the SCA retains the policy to maturity, you can receive additional tax deductions by making annual gifts so that we can pay the premiums; If the SCA cashes in the policy, you will be able to see firsthand how your gift supports our charitable work; If we retain the policy to maturity, or you name us as a beneficiary, once the policy matures, the proceeds of your policy will be paid to our organization so that we can use the proceeds to further our charitable work
  • How to make a gift of life insurance: To make a gift of life insurance, please contact your life insurance provider, request a beneficiary designation form from the insurer and include the Saugatuck Center for the Arts as the beneficiary of your policy. If you have questions about making a gift of a life insurance policy, please contact us. We would be happy to assist you. 

Ways to Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring one of our events or educational programming? Contact Kristin Armstrong, Executive Director, for more information and to lock in your sponsorship!

Summer Performance Sponsors

Benefits over all concerts January – December, benefits over theater productions June – September, opportunities to welcome the audience from the stage, network at SCA donors at special events, SCA instagram takeover, feature in SCA blog + email, recognition from the stage for your sponsorship, ad in our digital playbill, logo + live link on all performance pages on website, tiered recognition on outdoor show banners, tiered recognition in digital playbill, logo in season mailer, 6 tickets to VIP behind-the-scenes event in the theater, 8 tickets to the director’s circle
Benefits over all concerts January – December, benefits over theater productions June – September, feature in SCA blog + email, recognition from the stage for your sponsorship, ad in our digital playbill, logo + live link on all performance pages on website, tiered recognition on outdoor show banners, tiered recognition in digital playbill, logo in season mailer, 4 tickets to VIP behind-the-scenes event in the theater, 6 tickets to the director’s circle
Benefits over theater productions June – September, logo + live link on all performance pages on website, tiered recognition on outdoor show banners, tiered recognition in digital playbill, logo in season mailer, 4 tickets to VIP behind-the-scenes event in the theater, 6 tickets to the director’s circle
Benefits over theater productions June – September, logo + live link on all performance pages on website, tiered recognition on outdoor show banners, tiered recognition in digital playbill, logo in season mailer, 2 tickets to VIP behind-the-scenes event in the theater, 4 tickets to the director’s circle

Education sponsors

Recognition on programming assets with logo, recognition on stage for sponsorship during education events, logo + live link on web pages, feature in SCA blog + email

Recognition on programming assets with logo, logo + live link on web pages, feature in SCA blog + email

Recognition on programming assets with logo, logo + live link on web pages

Exhibition Sponsors

Logo on print materials like posters, banners (tiered), logo/listing on exhibition signage + gallery guides, logo + live link on web pages, feature in SCA blog + email, recognition for your sponsorship during exhibition events, ad in our digital summer playbill

Logo on print materials like posters, banners (tiered), logo/listing on exhibition signage + gallery guides, logo + live link on web pages, feature in SCA blog + email

Logo on print materials like posters, banners (tiered), logo/listing on exhibition signage + gallery guides, logo + live link on web pages

Event Sponsors

Logo on print materials like posters, banners (tiered), logo/listing on day of event signage, logo + live link on web pages, feature in SCA blog + email, recognition for your sponsorship from stage during event

Logo on print materials like posters, banners (tiered), logo/listing on day of event signage, logo + live link on web pages




Become a Member

Membership Levels

Member-only presales for concerts + theater

Waitlist priority for concerts + theater

No ticket exchange fee

Early registration for free events

Recognition on our lobby monitors

Biannual ‘SCA Update’ email with exclusive information

Members-only gallery stroll once per exhibition with coffee and donuts

Free downloadable education to bring home

Member-only presales for camps + classes

Waitlist priority for camps + classes

Early registration for free events

Quarterly creative calendar mailer

Insider information on family-friendly events at the SCA

Members-only gallery stroll once per exhibition with coffee and donuts

All household and education membership perks

All household and education membership perks

Plus:

Concierge ticketing assistance from the Box Office

Gift up to 4 memberships annually to friends + colleagues

Annual VIP cocktail reception for lifetime members at private residence

Reserved parking one day a year

Volunteer at the SCA

Join the SCA and get your share of JOY and great perks — and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping bring exciting creative experiences to our community. Anyone can volunteer at the SCA! A variety of opportunities are available from ticketing help to building, kids programming to administrative help. There’s always an opportunity to volunteer at the SCA!

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Questions / Comments?

Do you have a question about volunteering or want to connect directly to us about the ways you can be involved? Contact Cora Wright, Volunteer and Hospitality Coordinator.