HELP MGC PULL THROUGH!
We recognize that many have been hard-hit financially by COVID-19 pandemic, as has MGC. We closed our facilities and ceased outreach programs on March 13 in order to protect our community of printmakers, many of whom are in the high-risk category. We rely on the advice of our government officials and health care experts on when it is safe to reopen. As a result, we have lost much of our regular programming income for the foreseeable future. While this is not an insurmountable loss and we have a contingency plan, we appreciate any additional support.
If you have the means, I ask you to invest in the future of affordable fine art printmaking facilities in Manhattan with a gift to help us through this difficult period. It will go a long way to ensure MGC's future.
The CARES Act that was recently passed into federal law provides additional incentives: all donations under $300 from individuals to qualified nonprofits this year will be an "above-the-line" deduction from your 2020 federal tax bill, meaning it will apply regardless of whether you itemize or not. If you itemize, the normal limits for deductible donations will be waived. Read more here.
Finally, don’t forget about potential matching programs through your employer. We are happy to assist with paperwork: contact us here.
Thank you for supporting printmakers!
Sarah Kirk Hanley