Donation

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We hope you will consider a donation to our non-profit arts organization to help strengthen our programs, and sustain the operating of the MV Film Center. If you have already contributed to our film center campaign or you’re still considering a donation, know that your support is absolutely crucial to our operating as a year-round community based film and cultural arts center.  CLICK HERE to see the quality films and community events supported in part by your memberships and donations.

Make a tax-deductible gift of any amount to help keep the Film Society, Film Center, and International Film Festival thriving on Martha’s Vineyard.

GuideStar The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is listed on GuideStar charitable web site (Silver-level Status), for 990 information and other details please see our profile.

And if the company you work for has a matching contribution plan, please consider utilizing it to double your gift.

Your contribution helps build community, promotes the cinematic arts, and provides creative development opportunities for emerging filmmakers and students. Your support helps bring our island, big films.

From all of us here at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society we wish you and yours a very healthy and joyful 2014!

P.S. If you prefer to donate by mail: checks or gold coins (just joking!) can be sent to: Martha’s Vineyard Film Society, P.O. Box 4423, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.   We also have a securities account at LPL Financial in Vineyard Haven for appreciated securities sales as a form of donation.  Please contact rich@mvfilmsociety.com for transaction information.

P.S.S. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law (FIN: 61-1476858)

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Become a Friend of the Film Center…

We have expanded our offerings to include more premium events, educational programs, and speakers. To make this possible, we have formed a special donor group, “Friends of the MV Film Center.” By joining the “Friends” you will not only support our expanded Film Center’s programming but you’ll also enjoy access to exclusive Friends functions and film screenings.

Please consider becoming a Friend of the MV Film Center. It is through your generous support that we bring exciting films, interesting speakers, and notable programs to the Island year-round, most days/nights of the week.

Annual Donation — $1,500 for couple, $1,000 for individual

If you have a question or would like to become a Friend now, please do not hesitate to email me at rich@mvfilmsociety.com.  You may also call me with your pledge (774-392-2972).

Sincerely,

Richard Paradise, Executive Director

Benefits include:

* Complementary admission throughout the year to the New York Film Critics Film Series (which features unreleased films with live HD broadcast of stars, directors, and producers from New York);
* Pre-screening parties with notable directors through the film center’s “Filmmakers in Residence” program. This past summer Rory Kennedy, Mike Nichols, Kate Davis, Heidi Ewing, Sarah Kernochan and others joined us.
* Complementary admission to Live Musical performances at the center;
* An All-Access Film Festival Pass to both the Film + Music Festival in late June and the International Film Festival in early September
* And a great looking/reading Friends toteDonor Bag Mockup

 

 

Other Ways You Can Help:

Program Underwriting


Opportunities exist to create new programs. Do you have a particular interest in film? Would you like to collaborate to present Classic Films, Kids Shows, or do you have a unique film series idea to explore? If you would like to discuss underwriting a film or series please contact Richard Paradise at 508-696-9369.

Purchase a Gift Certificate


Give someone a gift certificate with a determined dollar amount. The recipient can use the certificate to attend films, purchase goods at the concession stand or apply it to their own membership. The gift certificate is a great surprise to anyone who has been to the theater and a wonderful start to encourage friends to explore the excellent programs we offer. To purchase a gift card please send us an email at info@mvfilmsociety.com with “gift certificate” in the subject line.  OR you can purchase online by clicking this link.

Become a Member


Not only will you save money every time you come to the film center, but you’ll be helping us with our year-round programming and community events.  We have memberships available for every possible budget. For details, and/or to sign up, please click this link

Become a Sponsor


Film Center sponsorship allows you to align your marketing and promotional activities with our community-responsive activities. Benefits and opportunities include:

  • Market your products and services to people with superior buying power
  • Market your products and services to people who are independent-minded and culturally-savvy.
  • Position your company with a cultural non-profit organization retaining a loyal membership (nearly 2000 members now)
  • Promote your corporate generosity to over 2,500 people a month
  • Create tremendous good will with audiences enjoying the magic of movies.

Event Sponsors and Film Sponsorship are available – contact Richard at rich@mvfilmsociety.com for a full proposal and fees (usually in the $1000 to $5000 range)

Donation of Stocks


Electronic delivery of stock shares is a fast and secure way to make a donation. For more information, please contact Richard Paradise at 774-392-2972 or rich@mvfilmsociety.com.

The Capital Campaign Fund


We appreciate your generous contribution to our previous capital campaign to build and outfit the Film Center. In the past three years, over $600,000 of leasehold improvements have been made. Most of this money came from donors, people like you.

The Capital Campaign provides the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center with funds to maintain our building and make improvements that benefit everyone. Please consider making a donation for future improvements.

For additional information pertaining to charitable giving, contact Richard Paradise, Executive Director, at 774-392–2972 or via email at rich@mvfilmsociety.com.