How to Give

Not only do you have options for how your gift will be used, you also have options on what to give and how to give. There are gifts that cost you nothing now, gifts that pay you income, and gifts that allow you to decide what happens when.

Donating Your Retirement Assets

One of the biggest tax advantages in charitable giving continues to be the double benefit donors get when donating appreciated assets to the Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation instead of cash.

By giving appreciated assets (like stocks held for more than one year), you'll get a charitable tax deduction for the full value of the asset and avoid any capital gains tax that would have applied if you had sold the stock and made your gift in cash.

Please provide the following information in your request when directing your broker to transfer your shares to the Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation:

  • Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation
  • 777 N Tamiami Trail 3rd Floor
  • Sarasota, FL  34236
  • EIN: 59-2807055
  • Sarasota Performing Arts Foundation's DTC Number: 2616
  • the Foundation's Account Name: Sarasota Performing Arts Center Foundation
  • the Foundation's FBO Account Number: 21-50-001-6935671

It is important to notify Department of Leadership Gifts of the specifics of this transaction (stock name, share quantity, gift designation) so we can credit your gift appropriately. Please contact us at 941-271-4178 or