Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289

Giving Opportunities

There are many ways you can support TAUNY! Please contact Development Assistant Nikki Langhorne ( or 315-386-4289) if you are interested in learning more.

Gifts of Art or Records
You may know of existing oral history audio tapes, photographs or home movies about local people, places or events that represent important customs and traditional arts of our region. Or you may be looking for a home for an example of local folk art that you think is consistent with our mission. Such gifts will be graciously accepted or we can suggest other appropriate repositories for you to consider. We will be happy to discuss details with you.

Gifts of Cash
In additional to memberships, contributions of cash have an immediate impact on TAUNY programs and events. Several ongoing TAUNY projects need such support to assure their continuing success. If you itemize your annual taxes, a cash gift may be deductible up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. For larger gifts, the opportunity to name rooms and programs exists. For more details please contact us.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Another way of supporting TAUNY and realizing personal tax benefits is by donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds which have increased in value. By giving a gift of appreciated securities, you will receive an income tax deduction for the full-market value and avoid tax on capital gains.

Wills and Bequests

One of the simplest ways to help sustain TAUNY’s future is through your will. If you decide to include us in your will, contact your attorney to discuss what form of planned gift best fits your needs and circumstances. You can name TAUNY as the direct beneficiary of specific assets (known as a specific bequest), of a portion of your estate, or of your residual estate after payment of other bequests (known as a residual bequest). TAUNY participates in Leave a Legacy in Northern New York, a project to encourage planned giving and to educate North Country residents about the importance of remembering local charities in their estate plans.

TAUNY Privacy Notice
Your privacy is very important to us. As stated in our annual giving information, gifts at all levels will be acknowledged in our annual donor report, unless you request that we not do so. Otherwise, we will not disclose your personal information--mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, etc.--without your express knowledge or permission.

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