More Ways to Give at Lincoln Center

Your support will go towards our community of artists, educators, and staff as Lincoln Center continues to share the world’s greatest arts with the widest possible audiences. The Lincoln Center Development staff is happy to assist you with making a gift. Our hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM. You can also make your gift online at any time.

Phone & Email

212.875.5443
[email protected]

For Membership Gifts
212.875.5443
[email protected]

Mail

For Major Support
Erin Debold
Director, Individual Giving
Lincoln Center P.O. Box 1646
New York, NY 10277-2149

For Membership Gifts
Alex Reffie
Senior Manager, Memberships
Lincoln Center P.O. Box 1646
New York, NY 10277-2149

Tax Information 

Legal Name: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. 

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN): 13-1847137 

Electronic Wire Transfer

Contribute via wire transfer by contacting [email protected] or 212.875.5443 for account information and to ensure proper crediting of your gift. 

Stocks and Securities

Contribute via securities and have your bank or broker wire transfer them directly into Lincoln Center’s First Republic Securities Company (FRSC) Brokerage account. Please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5443 for account information and to ensure proper crediting of your gift. 

IRA Charitable Rollover

Your qualified charitable distribution (QCD) may satisfy all or part of the amount of your required minimum distribution from your IRA. A QCD is an otherwise taxable distribution from an IRA owned by an individual who is age 70 ½ or older that is paid directly from the IRA to a qualified charity, such as Lincoln Center.  

For any questions and to provide notice of the transfer, please reach out to Erin Debold, Director, Individual Giving, at [email protected] or 212.875.5048. Please contact your IRA administrator for their specific transmittal form. 

In accordance with IRS regulations, membership benefits are not available when making gifts from IRAs. All donors will receive benefits that have insubstantial or no market value. 

Donor Advised Funds

Make contributions into your donor-advised fund (DAF) account and, subsequently, recommend distributions to Lincoln Cener from the fund. Please contact your sponsoring organization to advise on a donation and be sure to read through their guidelines regarding gift direction and bifurcation. 

The tax benefits are received at the time of donation to the DAF. For this reason, and in accordance with IRS regulations, distributions from a DAF do not qualify to receive any valued benefits for membership or special events. All donors will receive benefits that have insubstantial or no market value. 

Cryptocurrency

Donate cryptocurrency directly to a 501c3 nonprofit as it is more tax efficient and can save you money. The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. When donating crypto, you receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then donated. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. The difference? Sometimes more than 30%.  

Donate cryptocurrency to Lincoln Center via The Giving Block »

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts help maximize your support to Lincoln Center. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled!  

If you are interested in making a matching gift please email Senior Manager, Memberships, Alexandria Reffie at [email protected] 

Estate and Gift Planning

For information on other types of retirement plan giving, please visit the Planned Giving section of our website.