We need your help! HSPVA relies on HSPVA Friends for art supplies, production underwriting, consulting faculty, technology, college and summer program scholarships, community relations, and more. Help us ensure HSPVA’s, and Houston’s, place as the nation’s leader in public arts education!
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Checks should be made payable to “HSPVA Friends” and mailed to:
4119 Montrose Boulevard, Suite 210
Houston, Texas 77006
We encourage supporters to multiply their gifts by contributing to HSPVA Friends in automatic installments each month. Call HSPVA Friends (713.874.0087) during normal business hours to set up a secure recurring donation.
Many corporations show their support by matching the gifts their employees make to non-profit organizations. If your company offers a matching gift program, please submit the appropriate form with your contribution.
Visit AmazonSmile to support HSPVA Friends with any purchase on Amazon.com. Search HSPVA Friends when choosing a charity, and remember to always begin your online shopping at smile.amazon.com!
Kroger Grocery Stores
Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards and select HSPVA Friends as your beneficiary. You can search for us or use our number: 92193.
Randalls Grocery Stores
Next time you’re at Randalls, go to Customer Service and fill out a Good Neighbor Charity Addition/Deletion Form using our number: 225689.
HSPVA Friends welcomes non-cash gifts in support of the programs and services of The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Gifts-in-kind (non-cash gifts) are primarily given to directly enhance the curriculum of HSPVA programs (for example, a musical instrument) or to support various fundraising efforts held throughout the year (for example, an item to auction off).
Upon receiving notification of a potential gift-in-kind, HSPVA Friends will provide a Gift-In-Kind Donation Form to the potential donor to collect information about the gift. If the potential gift is intended for HSPVA, we will share this information with the department to which the gift would be given in order to make sure that 1) the gift aligns with the needs and mission of the program and 2) any anticipated costs resulting from the acceptance of the gift have been considered. No gift-in-kind will be accepted until the proper clearances have been obtained.
HSPVA Friends will officially acknowledge the gift by providing the donor with a letter that includes a full description of the gift-in-kind and the purpose for which it was given to the organization. If the donor plans to take a tax deduction for the gift, he or she is responsible for the appraisal of the gift-in-kind, as it is the donor, not HSPVA Friends, who benefits from the tax deduction associated with the gift. Neither HSPVA Friends nor the individual HSPVA department accepting the gift can offer tax advice or declare the value of the contribution to the donor. Unless items are in perfect condition and recently purchased, receipts for the purchase of the gift will not be accepted as proof of the externally-appraised fair market value.
Internally, HSPVA Friends may record the gift-in-kind’s value based on the costs of comparable items and with the assistance of knowledgeable staff.
For gifts with qualified, externally-appraised values of over $5,000 and for gifts deemed rare or ‘priceless,’ HSPVA Friends will obtain the permission of the HSPVA Friends Board of Directors and the HSPVA Principal before accepting the donation.
The value of a person’s time, whether as a volunteer or as a professional providing a specialized service, is not considered a charitable contribution and is not countable as a gift-in-kind.