Ways to Give to The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

We could not do our crucial work without the commitment and financial contributions of our supporters. Gifts to Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, a 501(c)3 organization, are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Educating artists is an expensive proposition, one not easily borne by tuition alone.

Your donation inspires the creative spirit and makes a difference in the future of visual art. And there are so many ways you can help!

  • Make a gift online

    Use our secure online form to make your gift with your credit card.

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  • Make a gift of stock

    If you have non-cash property, such as stocks and mutual funds, that has grown in value (appreciated) and been held long-term (more than one year), you can generally enjoy greater tax savings from donating such property than from donating an equivalent amount of cash. That’s because a gift of appreciated property lets you avoid capital gains tax that could be due if you sold the asset. You also are entitled to a charitable deduction based on the property’s current value, including the “paper profits” you have earned.

    In order to send our thanks, the College asks that either you or your broker advise us of your gift by contacting: Karen Lockwood, Administrative Coordinator of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, (860) 598-5202, klockwood@lymefs.newhaven.edu.

    Stock Transfer Form (PDF)

  • Make a gift by credit card

    Call the Development Office at (860) 598-5202 to give your credit card information to a member of our development staff.

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  • Mail a check to the College

    Please include your name, and preferred mailing and email addresses so that we can acknowledge your gift promptly.

    Make your check payable to: Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
    and mail to: Karen Lockwood
    Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of the University of New Haven
    84 Lyme Street
    Old Lyme, CT 06371

  • Make an impact with a specific gift

    You can choose to direct your gift to a specific purpose such as scholarship, endowment or a special-purpose gift. By designating your gift to scholarship, you help talented students with limited financial resources to realize their dream of an outstanding fine arts education. Gifts can be added to existing endowments, be named after you or a loved one, or memorialize someone special to you or the College. Of course, gifts may be made anonymously. You can direct your gift for specific uses identified by students, faculty and staff to enrich the educational experience at Lyme Academy College.

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  • Make regular gifts, hassle-free

    You can make gifts by credit card to Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts on a regular schedule of your choosing. Just call us with your credit card information, which is secured, and we’ll charge your gift according to your instructions. You decide if you do or do not want an end date. We’ll thank you for your gift right away, then send you a letter early in the new calendar year acknowledging all the gifts you’ve made during the previous year.

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  • Give a matching or United Way designated gift

    A wonderful way to extend your gift is through a company match. Ask your employer for a matching gift form and include it with your contribution. Lyme Academy College will do the rest. Or you can use the company’s online matching service. We will let you know when we have received the matching gift from your employer.
    If you give through the United Way, you can designate Lyme Academy College to receive your pledge. Just write in Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts’ name and address, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371.

  • Attend or sponsor our annual scholarship fund-raising event

    The College hosts a fund-raising event every year and 100% of its proceeds benefit scholarships. If you haven’t attended in the past, but would like to, or your business would like to sponsor or advertise at the benefit, call the Development Office at (860) 598-5202.

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