Make a 2020 Donation

Opera Edwardsville is grateful to those who wish to support our work through a donation.

Given revisions to our 2020 season, we are hopeful that sponsors might consider donating the value of a sponsorship in order to support OE's continued impact on the community. We are grateful to those sponsors who have already committed the value of their sponsorship as a donation to Opera Edwardsville.

Donations support our ability to host world class talent, produce meaningful cultural programming for this community, and support arts education.

OE is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit arts organizations and donations are 100% deductible.

CARES Act Increases Deductions for Charitable Contributions

As a non-profit, OE relies on the support of music fans and philanthropists – like you – who believe in our mission to empower musicians and inspire audiences. Music has never been more important to us as a source of inspiration and entertainment than in this time of uncertainty. We are deeply appreciative of your commitment to OE during these times and want to share how some of the legislation in the new “CARES” Act may help you deduct your donations to OE.

For those who don’t itemize their taxes…

The bill allows for up to $300 in charitable contributions to be an above-the-line deduction, meaning you don’t have to itemize to claim the deduction. Contributions must be cash donation(s) to qualified charities.

For those who do itemize…

The bill increases the cap on annual giving from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent.

Here is a quick explainer from the New York Times:

As part of the bill, donors can deduct 100 percent of their gift against their 2020 adjusted gross income. If you have $1 million of income, you can give $1 million to a public charity and deduct the full amount in 2020. The new deduction is only for cash gifts that go to a public charity. If you give cash to, say, your private foundation, the old deduction rules apply. And while the organizations that manage donor advised funds are public charities, you do not get the higher deduction for donating cash to your donor advised fund. If your assets are substantial enough that you can give more than your income this year, you won’t lose the deduction for the excess amount. You can use it next year, as has always been the case.