Ways to Give

Volunteers are helpful not only to our everyday operations, but to the long term health of our dance and music community. These gifts are more difficult to quantify but no less important to us. Can you (or your local group) host a meeting? Help us spread the word about our programs? Transport our equipment to and/or from camp? Research or write grants? Volunteer in our office? Take photographs of CDSS events? Let us know! Email volunteer@cdss.org

Material gifts and gifts in kind provide CDSS with important resources and may help you find both a home for something you no longer need and a tax deduction. We have received gifts of technology, office supplies, sales stock and valuable additions to our library collections. If you have something you think we could use, please contact us!

We welcome inquiries about donations of libraries, personal papers, and periodical collections. If your donation is already part of the CDSS Library, we make every effort to find a new home for books and recordings, by sending them to our summer camps, where they are offered in the silent and live auctions. This helps with our educational mission, in providing new dancers and musicians with sometimes out-of-print learning resources, and raises funds which can be put to good use in our future camp programs. Please direct questions about Library collections to Pat MacPherson.

Instructions for Handling Gifts of Securities to CDSS

Transfer of Securities from an Existing Brokerage Account
Deliver to Vanguard DTC Clearing 0062 (there is no additional code number)
Account Name: Country Dance and Song Society
Account Number 37210623

A gift of marketable securities is tax deductible and may offset capital gains.

General Instructions:

Please send us a letter in reference to this gift (and include your name, the name and number of shares of security transferred to us, and the specific purpose); otherwise, we have no way of knowing who the gift is from.

Thank you for your donation!

Many companies will match part or all of your membership gift or other donation. Applying for employee matching funds can double your gift to CDSS.

We continue to seek ways to make our camps accessible to all. Generous gifts in support of scholarships have allowed us to increase the number and size of awards significantly in recent years.

By far the best way to make an impact with your gift is to make an unrestricted gift to the general fund. Such gifts support all we do, in a direct way. They are what sustain the programs and resources you care about and keep us moving forward.

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