Donate to SOPAC
SOPAC relies on the generosity of our supporters to bring world-class entertainment to the SOPAC stage and to provide transformational arts experiences to students, community members, and beyond.
As a nonprofit, 501(c)3 charitable organization with a focus on serving the South Orange-Maplewood (SOMA) community, your donation to SOPAC is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.
Unrestricted donations support SOPAC’s staff, operations and facilities, and all our beloved artistic programs. We encourage you to make an unrestricted donation today!
Establish a Monthly, Quarterly, or Annually Recurring Donation!
You can set up an online recurring donation with the amount and frequency you like. SOPAC has nearly 100 recurring donors and greatly appreciates the increasing number of sustained supporters.
Knowing we have your consistent support through your recurring donation, SOPAC can confidently seize new programing opportunities and respond to unexpected challenges.
For those thinking of establishing a recurring donation to support their SOPAC Membership, the installments are broken down below:
|Membership Level||Monthly Donation
|Quarterly Donation Amount
(every 3 months)
|Friends of SOPAC Entrance
If you have any questions or would like more information about recurring donations, please reach out the SOPAC Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommend a gift to SOPAC through a Donor-Advised Fund
A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to make tax-efficient donations with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. DAFs are managed by a sponsoring organization that administers the fund, such as Schwab Charitable, Fidelity Charitable, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Metrowest NJ, and many others.
Grants recommended to SOPAC through DAFs can be designated in two ways:
- For SOPAC to use wherever the need is greatest
- For SOPAC to use toward a specific program that matches your own interests, such as arts education or gallery exhibitions
SOPAC’s tax ID number is 32-0074004.
The link provided above is for convenience and is not an endorsement of either the linked-to entities or any products/services.
If you have questions or would like more information about Donor-Advised Funds, please reach out to SOPAC’s Development Department at email@example.com.
Double your support by requesting a Donation Match from your employer!
Many Human Resources departments have matching gifts forms available for employees to request a corporate match for charitable donations. It’s an easy way to increase your impact at no cost to you!
To see if your employer has a matching gift program, type its name in below.
We are so appreciative for our donors who submit matching gift requests each year and are proud to highlight those companies who have matched their employees’ generous donations to SOPAC:
Alger Candlelight Giving
Bristol Meyers Squib
Chubb Charitable Foundation
Crum & Forster
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
MEAG New York Corporation
We would love to add your company’s name to our list of matching donors!
If you have questions or would like more information about Matching Gifts, please reach out to the SOPAC Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leave a lasting legacy and include SOPAC in your will!
A gift to SOPAC in your will leaves a lasting legacy, ensuring that the arts continue to enrich lives in our community for years to come.
If you would like to include a gift to SOPAC in your will, simply include the following statement:
“I give to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), a nonprofit corporation currently located at 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079, or it’s successor thereto, ______________* [written amount or percentage of the estate or description of property] for its unrestricted use and purpose.”
If you have questions or would like more information about Planned Giving, please reach out to the SOPAC Development Department at email@example.com.
Gifts of Appreciated Stock
You can donate stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support SOPAC’s mission and our shared vision for the future. When you donate stock or securities, you may be eligible for a double tax benefit:
- You receive an income tax deduction for the full, present, fair market value of the assets, and
- You may reduce or eliminate the capital gains tax exposure on any increase in the value of the stock from the date of purchase.
IRA Charitable Contribution
The IRA charitable contribution allows taxpayers aged 70.5 or older to donate up to $100,000 from their individual retirement accounts (IRA) directly to charitable nonprofits like SOPAC, without it counting towards their adjusted gross income. Married couples can transfer up to $200,000. If you are 73 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.
To assist donors in making a gift from the IRA to support SOPAC, you can download a sample letter for you IRA administrator HERE.
Memorials and Tribute Gifts
Donations can be made to SOPAC in honor of or in memory of a loved one. These tribute gifts are recognized and acknowledged in SOPAC’s program and newsletter. Naming opportunities are also available.
For more information about donating to SOPAC, please contact any member of SOPAC’s Development Department.