INDIVIDUAL GIVING FAQ
How do I make a stock gift to The Bushnell?
For stock gifts, our account at Merrill Lynch is named Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, account number 814-04F31 and DTC number 8862. You can submit this information to your broker for electronic transfer. You may also initiate your gift of stock here by using our free Stock Tool.
Can I make a gift from my IRA to The Bushnell?
If you are 70 1/2 or older, you may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA to The Bushnell and avoid paying income tax on that amount. At age 72, when you must take a Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA, your QCD can count as part of your required distribution. You can initiate this type of gift here by using our free QCD tool.
The people I sit behind for Broadway often have a note or gift on their seats before the show…why do they receive these?
The Bushnell is pleased to recognize our subscribers and ticket buyers who are also donors and we do this often during our Broadway Season. These notes/gifts are small tokens of our gratitude.
I would like to upgrade my seats for the Broadway Series and have heard about the Broadway Circle. What is that and how does it work?
The Broadway Circle specifically relates to Orchestra Rows A-M in Section D and, in sections C and E, four seats in from the inside aisles in rows A-K and all of row M. New subscriptions in the Broadway Circle require an Annual Fund donation of $750/seat and the donation must be renewed each year for the seats to be renewed. Should a donor choose not to renew their gift in a given year, they will be reseated in the best available seats when their subscription is up for renewal. See more information on joining the Broadway Circle.
Can I make a gift in honor or memory of someone?
Yes. A gift made in honor or memory of someone is a lovely tribute. The Bushnell will receive your gift and prepare both an acknowledgement for your records and letter telling your honoree, or the family of the memorialized, of your generous recognition/remembrance. To make your gift in honor or memory of someone, please include a note about your wishes, including the person’s name and who should be notified of your gift, in the comments section of the donation form.
Can I pay in installments?
Yes, we can set up installments based on a payment schedule that is convenient for you. Installments can be made by automatic charge to your credit card or by check payments. To set up a payment schedule, please call Lana Zadrosny at (860) 987-6069.
Can I make a gift using my credit or debit card?
Yes, The Bushnell accepts all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
How can I find out if my company has a matching gifts program?
Contact your Human Resources department for information on your company’s matching gifts program.
My company is a matching gift company. Does The Bushnell accept matching gifts?
Yes, The Bushnell is able to accept matching gifts and the value of your company’s match is added to the value of your gift to provide for recognition at the combined value (i.e. if you make a $500 gift and your company matches that gift with $500, you will be recognized as a $1,000 donor).
Why isn’t my name listed in the donor honor roll or Prompter – I made my gift earlier this month?
We update the donor honor roll monthly, however, the donor listing for the Prompter often must be submitted more than six (6) weeks in advance of publication. If it has been more than six (6) weeks since you made your gift and you believe your name has been omitted in error, please contact us at 860.987.6086. We welcome the opportunity to make any necessary corrections.
When will I receive my receipt for my gift to The Bushnell?
We officially receipt all gifts in January. We acknowledge all gifts as they are received.
What is The Bushnell’s fiscal year?
July 1-June 30th is our fiscal year.
I’ve notice plaques on some of the seats in the theater…how do I get a plaque on a seat?
Seat plaques are a wonderful way to recognize a special occasion, honor a special person or simply “make your mark” on The Bushnell. Seat plaques are available for purchase in both theaters for our Annual Fund donors beginning at the $1,000 level. See additional benefits included in giving levels.