Donations

 Friends of the Festival Donations

donationsThe Marblehead Festival of Arts is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MFoA operates year-round and relies primarily on your donations with secondary income from fundraising events to finance its operations. Individuals, families and businesses may become Festival Sponsors by making a tax-deductible contribution. Donations may be also made in memory of, or in honor of, someone.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to support the Festival. Contributions can be made online below or mailed to Marblehead Festival of Arts, P. O. Box 331 Marblehead, MA 01945-0331.
Click below for more information and to view the benefit levels for individuals, families and businesses or click on the MFoA Donate directly below.

 

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Individual & Family Contributor Benefits

Benefits Schedule:

Individual and Family Donor Benefits

The MFoA has established the following support levels, each with corresponding benefits for individual and family contributors. These benefits will be awarded for contributions accrued from June 16, 2016 to June 15, 2017 and include:

 Angel — $1,000 +IMG_6290 - CopyRA

Four invitations to the Champagne Reception
Four limited edition commemorative wine glasses
Acknowledged in Donor Section of Festival Program
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Benefactor — $500–$999

Two invitations to the Champagne Reception
Four limited edition commemorative wine glasses
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Patron — $250–$499

Two invitations to the Champagne Reception
Two limited edition commemorative wine glasses
Acknowledged in Donor Section of Festival Program
Festival Logo Window Sticker

Guardian — $100–$249

Two limited edition 2017 commemorative wine glasses
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 Friend — up to $99

Acknowledged in Donor Section of Festival Program
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Business Contributor Benefits

The MFoA has established the following support levels, each with corresponding benefits for business contributors.  These benefits will be awarded for contributions accrued from June 16, 2016 to June 15, 2017 and include:

Principal Sponsor – $1,000+Flash Mob -Stage -Tent harbor

Full-page ad in the Festival Program
Acknowledged in Donor Section of the Festival Program
An engraved Principal Sponsor plaque
Four invitations to the Champagne Reception
Festival Logo Window Sticker

Business Benefactor – $500-$999

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Two invitations to the Champagne Reception
Festival Logo Window Sticker

Business Patron – $250-$499

1/4-Page ad in Festival Program
Acknowledged in Donor Section of the Festival Program
Two invitations to the Champagne Reception
Festival Logo Window Sticker

Business Guardian – $100-$249

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Acknowledged in Donor Section of the Festival Program
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Business Supporter – up to $99

Acknowledged in Donor Section of the Festival Program
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Memorial and Honorary Contributions

Donations may be made in memory of someone, or to honor someone.

For these contributions:

The MFoA will send the donor an acknowledgement.
The MFoA will send a notification to a designated person or family.
The MFoA will acknowledge the donation in the printed Festival Program.
The amount of the donation will not be mentioned.

Mail-In Contributions

Contribution forms can be downloaded, opened in Adobe Reader, printed, completed, and mailed to the Festival:

Memorial Contributions Form (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Friends of the Festival Fund?
The Marblehead Festival of Arts (MFoA) relies on donations to underwrite the Festival. The Friends of the Festival Fund is the MFoA’s annual fund for general operating support, and anyone may contribute. While the MFoA has established various giving levels, gifts of all sizes are welcome!

How are Friends of the Festival Fund gifts used?
The MFoA charges no admission to the Festival, held over the July 4th holiday. All events are free and open to the entire community and our many visitors. Donations to the Friends of the Festival Fund directly support the summer Festival programs, including Art Exhibits, Performing Arts at Crocker Park, and events such as Children’s Festival and Street Festival.

Will I receive any recognition for my contribution?
Yes. Contributors to the Friends of the Festival Fund receive acknowledgement in the printed Festival Schedule Program that serves as a guide to the summer event. Contributors at the Angel and Principal Sponsor levels also receive recognition on the Festival Web site.

Will I receive any benefits in exchange for my gift?
Individual, Family, and Business Contributors to the Friends of the Festival Fund will receive benefits in accordance with the MFoA’s Benefits Schedule.

Is my Friends of the Festival Fund gift tax-deductible?
Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to the Friends of the Festival Fund are tax-deductible within the limits of the law.

Can I designate my Friends of the Festival Fund gift for a particular use?
No. Friends of the Festival Fund contributions provide vital, unrestricted support for the MFoA’s operations. The MFoA will put your gift to work where it is most needed. With your donation, we ask for your suggestions, and what areas of the Festival most interest you. Your feedback will help us plan future Festivals.

Can I make a Friends of the Festival Fund gift in honor or memory of a loved one?
Yes. The MFoA will mail you an acknowledgment of your gift and will notify the person or family honored, but will not mention the amount of your gift.

What other sources of funding does the MFoA receive?”
The Friends of the Festival Fund is the primary source of funding for the MFoA. In addition, the MFoA conducts several fundraising events over the course of the year, including the annual Art Auction in the spring and the Champagne Reception in June. During the summer Festival, the MFoA operates a Logo Store and an Artisans’ Marketplace. In addition, a small portion of the operating budget is covered by entry fees that artists pay to enter their works and by commissions the MFoA earns from the sale of these art works.

What portion of the operating budget is used for staff salaries?
Zero. The MFoA is staffed entirely by volunteers. The officers, Board of Directors, committee chairpersons and hundreds of other volunteers donate their time and talent to produce the Festival for everyone’s benefit.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts has established a new online process for making donations. We hope
most donors will find this an easy, reliable and fast way to show their support,
for what we believe, to be the premier North Shore Fourth of July Festival in celebration of the arts and family fun.
Click on “MFoA Donate Logo” it will take you to a sign in form. Register, if you haven’t, and then choose to make a donation.

 

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