January 18th, 2014 (Saturday) 5:00pm
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
265 west 79th Street, NYC 10024
on the corner of Broadway)
U.S. - Philippines Relief Concert
Program will include works by
A. Copland, Tchaikovsky, favorite selections of Maestro Gregory Singer's composition
The Manhattan Symphonie Concert Series has recently been awarded fiscal sponsorship under Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), for the purpose of accepting tax-exempt contributions from other sources. As a result, financial donations to the orchestra are now legally tax deductible and donors will benefit from the tax advantages provided by a non-profit organization. This is a major breakthrough for funding and we are now in a position to secure the kind of support that will allow our multi-cultural projects to move forward dramatically.
So far, the only thing that has held us back is a restricted operating budget. In spite of that, we have accomplished remarkable things that no other orchestra has achieved-and we can now plan for greater achievements together. The orchestra already has several more Carnegie Hall performances as well as our fourth tour of China. All of this requires additional funding. It is thrilling to imagine what could be created with sponsorship. It will allow us to continue our concert series and arrange wider musical tours in the US and other countries, reaching across different cultures and borders to develop connections on every level. There is no limit to achieving those goals!
With warmest regards as always,
Artspire is a program of The New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, established by the New York State Council of the Arts in 1971. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious art organizations in the country whose broad purpose is to work with the arts community throughout the country to develop and facilitate programs in all disciplines.
HOW TO MAKE A FULLY TAX- DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO MANHATTAN SYMPHONIE
To make a contribution online:
2. Under Artist/Project Select "Manhattan Symphonie"
3. Follow instructions on remainder of webpage
By Check - All grants, in-kind donations and other contributions should be made payable to Artspire, a Program of NYFA, with "Manhattan Symphonie" indicated in the memo portion of check, and if $2,500 or over, accompanied by a cover letter specifying the purpose of the grant (see attached).
20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Donations are displayed on the recipients Artspire Artist's Directory page unless the donor indicates the donation is anonymous. Any contributions of cash, securities, or materials made to the Foundation on behalf of Gregory Singer's Manhattan Symphonie Concert Series are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The Foundation is prepared to provide you with financial accounting of the contributed funds.