Ways to Contribute

If you are considering any of the following options for supporting Contemporary Craft and would like more information, please contact us at 412.261.7003 x11 or donorsupport@contemporarycraft.org.

  • Matching Gift Program (check with your HR representative. Your employer may match your gift, doubling its impact!)
  • Educational Improvement Tax Credit
  • Gifts of Stock
  • Gifts in Honor or In Memory
  • Volunteering
  • Planned Giving (including Bequests)

Matching Gift Program:

By asking your employer to match your gift to Contemporary Craft, your donation will be significantly increased and therefore, it will have greater impact on the organization.

More than 1,000 companies and foundations across the United States will match their employees’ cash or volunteer gifts to non-profit organizations like Contemporary Craft.   As part of their employee benefits program, participating companies match the gift of an eligible company employee with corporate or company funds.  Ask your personnel office for a matching gift form and simply send it in with your donation.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC):

Contemporary Craft is an eligible Educational Improvement Organization under the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) of the Department of Community and Economic Development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Tax credits are available to eligible businesses that contribute to Educational Improvement Organizations, like the Society for Contemporary Craft. Credits received will be applied to our Museum/School Partnership outreach program.

For more information about how to become an eligible business, please visit http://community.newpa.com/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/.

Gifts of Stock:

Many donors enjoy the financial rewards of supporting Contemporary Craft with a gift of stock.  With your stock gift you will receive a tax deduction based on the value of the stock at the time it is donated.  A gift of stock may be deducted for charitable income tax deduction purposes at its fair market value, even if the stock’s original cost to you was less than its current value.  This option appeals to many of our donors because the effective cost of a gift of stock may be less than the cost of a gift of cash.

Gifts in Honor or In Memory:

Gifts can be made in honor, or in memory of someone important to you.  Simply let us know for whom the gift is made and provide an address so that we can notify the appropriate person(s) of your important gift.


Contemporary Craft is always looking for volunteers to assist with greeting and educating visitors and to help with special events.  If you would like more information on volunteering, please call 412.261.7003 x11 and we will connect you to your area of interest.

Planned Giving:

Would you like to have a lasting influence on Contemporary Craft?  You can include the organization in your estate plans and let your legacy benefit future generations of craft enthusiasts.

There are many simple ways to include Contemporary Craft in your plans; each one offering its own set of financial benefits for you and for the organization.

Gifts by Bequest:

Bequests are a convenient and flexible way to support Contemporary Craft.  By naming the organization in your will or living trust, you can make a meaningful gift while maintaining control of your assets during life.  Your gift to Contemporary Craft may be a specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate, or you may include the organization as a contingent beneficiary.

Other Planned Gift Options:

There are many options that can work with your personal plans.  You can designate Contemporary Craft as a beneficiary of your retirement plan assets or a life insurance policy.  Or you can donate your primary residence or vacation home while holding lifetime residence rights.


With so many ways to include Contemporary Craft in your plans, you can find a gift that will match your personal financial plans and philanthropic goals.