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Giving Opportunities

The Jamestown Fine Arts Association, Inc. (JFAA, which operated The Arts Center) is a 501(c)3 organization. To the extent provided by law, gifts are tax deductible. Every gift to the Raising the Bar for the Arts Campaign is important and helps us reach our goal. 

There are many ways you can give, including cash, pledges, life insurance, publicly traded securities (stocks), non-publicly traded securities (grain or livestock), real property, or through a required minimum distribution from an IRA.

Gifting appreciated securities, such as stocks or mutual funds directly to JFAA can help you diversify your portfolio and avoid capital gains and net investment income taxes. In addition, if you are over 70.5 years of age, you can gift directly from your IRA to JFAA which allows you to avoid claiming income from the IRA distribution. Qualified charitable distributions are nontaxable up to $100,000.

Talk to your investment or tax advisor about ways gifting to JFAA could be advantageous to your personal financial situation, while also benefiting the community.

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Naming Opportunities

You have an opportunity to support The Arts Center by making a gift and naming a number of spaces within the Arts Center campus.

Naming opportunities present a significant opportunity to enhance and strengthen The Arts Center by providing excellent, state-of-the-art creative environments for our community.

By placing your name, the name of someone special, or the name of your organization on a building, classroom, studio or other space, your gift becomes an enduring symbol of your connection to The Arts Center and its mission.

Possible capital naming opportunities include, but are not limited to, the list below:

Naming OpportunityLevel
Named Building$1,00,000
Area of Classroom 1 & 2$200,000
Gallery Commons$175,000
Classroom 4 (Kitchen)$125,000
The Art Walk - HallwayPLEDGED
Classroom 3$100,000
Classroom 2$75,000
Classroom 1$50,000
Studio #1$50,000
Studio #2$50,000
Named 12" x 24" Floor Tile$20,000
Named 12" x 12" Floor Tile$10,000
Named 6" x 12" Floor Tile$5,000
Named 6" x 6" Floor Tile$2,500
Donor Wall Naming Recognition$1 - $2,499

Download a pledge form here.  If you have any questions about the naming opportunities please contact Mindi Schmitz at 701-251-2496.

UNISON BANK DONATES $125,000 toward “Raising the Bar”

“The JFAA has transformed downtown Jamestown through the addition of The Arts Center, the Hansen Studio and the Hansen Art Park,” said Unison Bank President & CEO, Kelly Rachel. “We are proud to help support an organization that provides services to both students and adults throughout the community and surrounding area.”

Unison Bank has committed $125,000 for the JFAA campaign that will convert the former Wonder Bar into a multi-purpose space for the arts that will center around community.

“Unison Bank has always been a strong supporter of The Arts Center,” shared, The Arts Center Executive Director, Mindi Schmitz. “Their commitment to our mission, especially our children’s programming, is important to our community.

Click below for the full press release:
Unison Bank donates $125,000 to the Arts Center