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When you make a donation to Dance for PD, you provide vital support for our annual programs. Your gift will be fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. This method of giving is often chosen by supporters who do not wish to receive the benefits provided with membership and prefer full tax-deductibility of their gift.
Give or Become a Member By MailDownload a donation/membership form and mail a check made out to Discalced, Inc. (with Dance for PD listed in the Memo of the check), to:
Dance for PDMark Morris Dance Group3 Lafayette Ave.Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
DANCE FOR PD® is a program of Discalced, Inc. (dba Mark Morris Dance Group), a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
Planned gifts provide for Dance for PD’s future while creating a lasting and meaningful legacy for you and your loved ones. When you name Discalced Inc. (the Mark Morris Dance Group’s legal 501c3 name) and the Dance for PD program in estate plans through bequests, gift annuities, charitable trusts, and beneficiary designations, you will automatically become a part of our Legacy Society. Your gift may have valuable tax benefits to you.
How does it work?
Planned gifts are determined in the present day and granted at a later date, often providing benefits to the donor such as reduced income and estate taxes. Planned gifts can be made to Discalced, Inc. (our legal nonprofit name) and ear-marked for Dance for PD through IRA Charitable Rollovers, Bequests, Donor-Advised Funds, and Life Insurance and Retirement Plans. All funds will be used for annual programs unless otherwise designated toward a specific use.
Bequests can be made to through a living trust or will. This type of planned gift can be assigned a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your total estate. Discalced, Inc. and Dance for PD can also be designated as a contingent beneficiary should other beneficiaries predecease the donor. Bequests often significantly reduce the sum of your taxable estate.
Life Insurance and Retirement Plans are other vehicles through which donors can support Dance for PD. Life Insurance policies can be donated as tax-deductible gifts, with premiums still being paid on donated policies considered tax-deductible contributions as well. Assets from Retirement Plans such as IRAs, 401Ks, and 403Bs can also be given to Discalced Inc. (ear-marked for Dance for PD) as charitable gifts at significantly reduced taxation rates.
If you have planned for Dance for PD in your will, or would like information on how to do so, please contact Michelle Amador, Director of Development at 718-624-8400, ×208.
From Seoul to Sydney, Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, people with Parkinson’s and their families are experiencing the joys and benefits of dance thanks to Dance for PD®, a program of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Strong global demand has ignited program initiatives that deliver rigorous teacher training in seven languages and on six continents as well as an instructional media and digital streaming portfolio available to anyone with an internet connection or DVD player. Our 10 New York flagship programs embrace residents in all five boroughs and reach an ever-widening demographic that includes people under 60 with early onset Parkinson’s. The program collaborates with an enviable range of such academic, artistic and medical partners as Lincoln Center, Kaiser Permanente, Canada’s National Ballet School and Harvard Medical School. Recommended by medical professionals around the world, Dance for PD® plays a critical role in promoting opportunities for people with Parkinson’s to find empowerment, dignity and community through a creative, artistic and musical approach to living well.
“In the consultation room, I often get on mysoap box and give a little lecture about the importance of physical activity,social interaction, mental stimulation...and Dance for PD gives all three of those.