Jun 21, 2010

Enterprise Zone Giving At the FAC

General fund contributions to the FAC are now eligible for El Paso County Enterprise Zone tax credits (eligibility of capital campaign contributions remains in effect). Now, if you make either an *unrestricted gift to our annual fund of at least $500, or a capital campaign gift of at least $500, you may receive a 25% Colorado state income tax credit. Gifts of stock are also eligible for a 12.5% tax credit...plus, it just feels good to give.

To make an eligible donation, simply make your check payable to “El Paso County Enterprise Zone” and on the memo line write either “FAC capital campaign” or “FAC general” (whichever is appropriate). Mail your check to the Fine Arts Center, Development Department, 30 W Dale St, Colorado Springs CO 80903. Then, it's our turn. We’ll fill out the necessary forms, submit the paperwork, and ensure that you receive your tax credit certificate from the Enterprise Zone!

Keep in mind that the Enterprise Zone charges the FAC an administration fee of 3.5% on each qualifying contribution. Because of this, please consider increasing your donation slightly to compensate for the fee.

For gifts of stock, or if you have any other questions about the Enterprise Zone incentive program, give the Development Department a call at 719-477-4319.

* Does not apply to Curtain Call, Event tickets, Bemis Scholarship or other donations designated to specific projects or events.