Donations

We believe art is necessary to live well. We know you do too. Whether it’s attending live entertainment or expressing your creativity, the Lincoln City Cultural Center has something for everyone.

In order to provide a range of incredibly diverse experiences at the LCCC, we depend on donors like you. There are many ways that you can help support our mission and ensure that we can continue to offer hundreds of creative opportunities each year for people of all ages and income levels.

Become a Member

In order to provide a range of incredibly diverse experiences at the LCCC, we depend on donors like you. Becoming a member is the easiest way to help support our mission and ensure that we can continue to offer hundreds of creative opportunities each year for people of all ages and income levels. Members also receive discounts to our events, access to member-only events, and more. Our family of members is building for the future -- while having fun in the present. Join us!

Annual Campaign

You can make an even bigger impact on the lives of your friends, your family and your neighbors in Lincoln City, by supporting the Annual Campaign. The funds raised in the Annual Campaign go toward everyday operating expenses like paper towels, utility bills and routine maintenance -- key support for a public facility that hosts activity nearly every day of the year. Our goal this year is $40,000, and we’re a quarter of the way there. Give by Dec. 31, and make a difference.

Planned Giving

Would you like to leave a legacy of creativity and community? Whether you are interested in a simple gift through your retirement or life insurance plan, a traditional bequest through your will or trust, or perhaps a contribution that pays you back like a charitable gift annuity — there are many ways to make a legacy donation to the Cultural Center. Such giving techniques are called “planned gifts”, because with thoughtful planning, you create win-win solutions for you and the Cultural Center. To learn more, or receive our Planned Giving brochure, click HERE.

Sponsorships

Are you a cheerleader for children’s art? A thespian through and through? Over the moon for opera? You can express your feelings (and help others catch the spirit, too) by sponsoring your favorite thing at the Cultural Center! We are looking for arts-minded individuals and businesses for these upcoming programs and opportunities:

  • “Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories” a musical by TheatreWorks in March 2019
  • Summertime Jazz 2019, featuring five concerts July-September
  • Celtic Concert Series 2019-2020

To learn more, contact Niki Price at 541-994-9994 or lcccdirector@gmail.com.

Alternative Giving Options

eBay Giving Works

Buy from Lincoln City Cultural Center

Go to our non-profit eBay GivingWorks home page Buy and Sell on eBay for Lincoln City Cultural Center where you can see all items offered for sale directly by LCCC or by sellers who have designated part of their final sale price to LCCC.

You can support Lincoln City Cultural Center when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program. Here’s how:alt

Sell

  • You can support Lincoln City Cultural Center when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great.

Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.

Buy: Give At Checkout

You can donate $1 or more (up to $25) to support your favorite nonprofit whenever you complete a purchase on eBay and pay using PayPal.
  • At checkout, we'll invite you to add a donation to your transaction.
  • If you choose to give, we'll automatically deduct your donation from your PayPal account and our partner MissionFish will forward it to Lincoln City Cultural Center.
  • You can preselect Lincoln City Cultural Center to appear on your checkout page, through My eBay.
  • There's no obligation to donate and there's no extra charge for this service.

Making it easier: How to designate Lincoln City Cultural Center as your favorite nonprofit in eBay

With My Favorite Nonprofit, it's easier to support Lincoln City Cultural Center whenever you buy or sell on eBay - because you decide to see us each time when checking out or creating a listing.

Through My eBay:

  1. Go to My eBay. (You might need to sign in or register.)
  2. Under the Account tab find your Donation Account.
  3. In the My Favorite Nonprofit section, use the search tools to search for your favorite nonprofit by name.

Through eBay Giving Works:

That's it! Next time - and every time - you shop or sell on eBay, you can give a little extra to help your favorite organization achieve its important mission. You can choose other nonprofits as well, and you'll see one of them each time.

Donate Now through eBay Giving Works

Even if you're not buying or selling on eBay right now, you can still donate to Lincoln City Cultural Center on eBay through Donate Now. Here's how:
  1. Find Lincoln City Cultural Center in our directory.
  2. View our About My Nonprofit page.
  3. Decide how much you want to give* and whether you want to stay in touch with us.
  4. Complete your donation on PayPal. (Don't have a PayPal account? Open one now.)
A receipt for your tax-deductible donation will be emailed to you.

Note: Donate Now is only for cash donations. To pay for items you purchased on eBay, use eBay Checkout. If you're selling through eBay Giving Works, your committed donation amount will be deducted automatically from your item's final sale price and sent to the nonprofit you designated.

*MissionFish takes a small deduction (3.75%) from your total gift amount to help offset processing fees. To ensure that 100% of your gift reaches the benefiting nonprofit, you can add 3.75% to your donation amount – and this addition is also tax-deductible.

  1. Search for Lincoln City Cultural Center by name in the "Shop By..." section of the eBay Giving Works home page.
  2. In the search results, click the View button in the "About My Nonprofit" column.
  3. On our page, click the Save as Favorite button. (You might be asked to sign in to eBay.)
  4. The Lincoln City Cultural Center will automatically be saved to your favorites.

AmazonSmile

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support LCCC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Lincoln City Cultural Center.

How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges. From time to time, we may offer special, limited time promotions that increase the donation amount on one or more products or services or provide for additional donations to charitable organizations

How do I select LCCC to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Fred Meyer is donating $2.6 million each year - up to $650,000 each quarter - to the local schools, community organizations and nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card to LCCC and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer.

Are you a Fred Meyer Customer?

You are now able to link your Rewards Card to Lincoln City Cultural Center. Enroll as account 91331 or look up Lincoln City Cultural Center. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping us earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.

IRA RMD Contribution

Required Minimum Distribution charitable tax break (QCD) is permanent

If you're required to take a minimum distribution (RMD) from your IRA starting at age 70-1/2, you have the option to make that distribution tax free from Federal or Oregon taxes by directing some of it to the charity of your choice as a Qualified Charitable Distrition (QCD)..

In understanding qualified distributions, it's helpful to recall the basics of required minimum distributions (RMDs): If you're age 70½ or older, you generally must withdraw a minimum amount each year from your traditional IRAs.The money you're required to withdraw gets added to your taxable income. Failure to take your RMD by year-end could result in a stiff IRS penalty—50% of the amount you should have withdrawn.

Under the QCD rule, beginning at age 70½, you can have all or part of your distribution made directly from your IRA to a qualified charity (up to $100,000 per taxpayer, per year). Unlike conventional RMDs, QCDs aren't subject to ordinary federal or state income taxes. You can give your RMD to charity anytime during the year now that the tax break is permanent.

You need to transfer the money directly from the IRA to the charity for it to count as the tax-free transfer. Ask your IRA administrator and the charity about making a direct transfer, or you can have the IRA administrator send a check from your account to the charity. If you have check-writing privileges for your IRA, you can write a check to the charity. Give us a heads-up, so we know the contribution came from you and can send you an acknowledgement.

For example, suppose that in 2015 you're over age 70½ and you'd like to make a contribution to your favorite charitable organization. You may have your RMD made payable directly to the Lincoln City Cultural Center, and then designate it as a qualified charitable distribution on your tax return. You'll have satisfied that amount of your distribution requirement, and you won't have to pay income taxes on that money. Be sure to take those QCDs to your tax preparer to be sure it is recorded properly on your returns so that counts toward meeting your RMD for the year but is not counted as income.

Be aware that you can't also claim the qualified distribution as a charitable tax deduction—the amount is simply excluded from your taxable income.

So which is better: the tax-free transfer or the charitable deduction?

If you make a tax-free transfer from your IRA to charity, you can’t also deduct that money as a charitable contribution. But the tax-free transfer could give you extra benefits. You don’t need to itemize your deductions to get a tax benefit from the gift (and many people who no longer have a mortgage don’t itemize their deductions). Making the tax-free transfer also keeps the money out of your adjusted gross income. That could help you avoid the Medicare high-income surcharge, which boosts your Part B and Part D premiums if your AGI is more than $85,000 if single or $170,000 if married filing jointly. Keeping the money out of your AGI could also make less of your Social Security .benefits taxable

Check with your own tax advisor about the impact on your personal tax situation.

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