Thank you for considering a gift to the GOCAA International Piano Competition. Your contribution directly enables the GOCAA competition to provide unique opportunities for first-class pianists to enrich the community by bringing music to the performance hall and to local schools. Various giving opportunities are available to you: Annual Membership, Membership as a Gift, or a gift In Honor or In Memory of a friend or loved one. Corporations and foundations may visit the Corporate/Foundation Giving page for a list of annual and four-year giving opportunities.
The GOCAA International Piano Competition is a corporation that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations for funding. A wide variety of gift options are available, all of which may have potential tax benefits to the donor, but individuals should seek advice from their personal financial advisors before making a decision.
Friends of the GOCAA
This vital group of Friends consists of those who support the GOCAA International Piano Competition with annual gifts and receive benefits and recognition as listed below. Benefits are effective throughout the GOCAA fiscal year: October-September 30th.
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ANNUAL GIFT BENEFITS
Ivory Club $5—99
Acknowledgement in official GOCAA program
Crescendo Club $100—249
Acknowledgement in official GOCAA program, plus a CD of your choice from the GOCAA
Concerto Club $250—499
The above offer, plus two seats to a GOCAA concert of your choice
Bronze Club $500—999
The above offer, plus two seats at each performance in the 2017 GOCAA concerts
Silver Club $1,000—9,999
The above offer, plus two seats at each performance in the GOCAA Piano Festival, plus an invitation to a private dinner with the GOCAA Concert or Festival Artists
Gold Club $10,000—24,999
The above offer, plus acknowledgement on the GOCAA website, plus a private performance by a GOCAA Artist in your home or business
Platinum Club $25,000+
The above offer, plus acknowledgement from the stage before all performances
TYPES OF GIFTING
Membership as a Gift
By giving the gift of the Friends of the GOCAA membership, you open a world of classical music to family members or friends. To give a Friends of the GOCAA memberships as a gift, please call 01-6505044182
In Honor of / In Memory of
A donation to the 6th GOCAA Youth Pianist Competition is a thoughtful way to honor or remember friends and loved ones. These special gifts are acknowledged in the GOCAA series program books and with a card sent to the designated beneficiary. To make a gift of this kind, please call 01-6505044182
Gifts of Cash
Cash is a great way to contribute and may be 100% deductible. Gifts may be made by cash, check, or credit card, and given as a one-time donation, or pledged in installments over the course of a year.
Gifts of Securities
Stocks, mutual funds, bonds and other securities are welcome and may provide you with a considerable savings in capital-gain taxes.
More than one thousand companies match donations made by their employees to qualified charities. Contact your company’s human resources department or corporate foundation for participation options. Matching gifts allow donors to double and sometimes triple the value of their gift to the GOCAA Foundation.
A gift of tangible property to the GOCAA Foundation may result in a tax deduction for the donor. Gifts-in-kind are items such as works of art, equipment, furniture, antiques, real estate and similar non-monetary contributions.
Deferred Gifts and Bequests
Many individuals discover that they can make a substantial gift through a bequest provision, a life income gift or a trust. Including the GOCAA Foundation in your estate planning is an excellent way to insure that future generations will benefit from your generosity. Individuals should seek advice from their personal financial advisors before making a decision.