Learn more about Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts as we showcase all the kids, programs and the exciting plan we have for the future. Please consider a donation and help us continue our mission to partner with community and families to provide innovative and diverse quality performing arts education.
It’s now easier to make your gifts go farther! Join Northern Starz automatic recurring giving program. It’s simple, safe, and secure, making your giving easier to manage and more efficient for Northern Starz to process.
Option 1: Send an email and receive an enrollment form. Complete the form and return to Northern Starz, 5300 Alpine Drive, Ramsey, MN 55303.
Option 2: Sign up for recurring donations through GiveMN.org.
Does your employer provide matching gifts? We are an eligible 501(c)(3) non-profit! If you need help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Planned Giving: Legacy, Honorary, and Memorial Gifts
Leave a legacy for your community. Include Northern Starz in your estate plan, no matter the size of the gift, contact email@example.com
Gifts of Stock
If you would like to make a stock donation, please call 612.326.6158 and we will provide all necessary information so you can donate to our account.
Note: After you make a stock gift, please let us know and provide the date, type of stock, and number of shares, so we can properly credit you. Our broker does not always have the donor name to go with the donation.
For those 70.5 and up, you may designate WBCA to receive all or part of your IRA’s Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), up to $100,000 annually. This strategy avoids increasing your taxable income (AGI) and may benefit you in other ways. Ask assistance from your financial adviser.
Charitable Giving Tax Strategies
Under new tax legislation, more donors are exploring charitable gift vehicles to defray and avoid large tax bills. You may find it advantageous to “clump” your larger charitable gifts into one itemized tax year, and rotate that with one or more years at the new higher standard minimum deduction ($12,000 or $24,000 for couples).
Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs)
DAFs are the fastest growing charitable giving instrument, increasing in popularity due to their flexibility and tax advantages.
DAFs require no annual minimum payout, unlike a private/family foundation. Setting up a DAF is advantageous in a windfall year, helping you avoid hefty taxes on appreciated gains (stocks, real estate, artwork), and allowing you to carry the charitable deduction of establishing the DAF forward up to five years. Plus, your DAF may continue to grow once established, increasing your total charitable giving capacity.
Whether you’re shopping locally or online, your purchases can help support Northern Starz. Be sure to use Amazon Smile when ordering online.
All donations goes towards keeping our fees down, costumes, sets, upkeep of the building and more. Here are few examples: