Our Impact

$68 million invested in the greater Chattanooga economy since 1969
$1.25 million invested in arts education each year through ArtsBuild and our Cultural Partners
$145,000 awarded to organizations in Hamilton County to provide arts and cultural experiences to diverse and underserved populations

Ways to Give

Give securely online and have the option to divide your gift into monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual payments. You can also choose to give a gift in memory or honor of a loved one.

Call ArtsBuild at (423) 756-2787.

Complete our giving form and mail to: 301 E. 11th Street, Suite 300, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

Matching Gifts
Double your impact! You may be able to double your investment through your company’s matching gift program. Many corporations match employee donations to ArtsBuild. Check now to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.

Gifts of Stock
Gifts of securities with appreciated values may provide income tax advantages to the donor. You can transfer stock certificates or sell and transfer the proceeds. Stock ownership must be in the name of ArtsBuild before any possible deductions are made. Consult your broker for specific details.

To make a gift of stock or to transfer directly to our broker, please use the following information:
Account name: ArtsBuild
Bank: First Tennessee Bank
Attn: Chris Frank or Kelsey Whitmire
2034 Hamilton Place Blvd., Suite 160
Chattanooga, TN 37421
423.242.7809 or 615.242.7808
Account number: CFJ-690150
DTC number: 0226
Federal Tax ID#: 23-7005188

Please notify Sallie Lawrence at ArtsBuild of any stock transfers made:
Sallie Lawrence, Director of Finance

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a process using tax and financial planning methods that allow a donor to achieve both their financial and their philanthropic objectives in the most efficient way possible.

Current Gift of Appreciated Stock or Real Estate: The Smart Way to give
Do you own assets that have substantially increased in value over the years? Donated assets such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds or real estate may provide you with an income tax deduction based on the fair market value of the gift and eliminate all capital gains taxes. This would allow you to make a substantially greater gift (typically between 45-70 percent) than you otherwise would have thought possible for the same out of pocket cost.

Bequest: The Simple way to leave a substantial gift
A bequest to ArtsBuild is as simple as adding an amendment to your will stating, I give ($ or %) of my estate to ArtsBuild of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This is the most common planned gift, and it may provide you with valuable estate tax savings.

Life Insurance: A large gift with a small cost
One of the simplest ways to make a significant contribution is to give a life insurance policy to ArtsBuild. You may do this in a number of ways; give a policy you no longer need, take out a new policy or name ArtsBuild as a beneficiary of an existing policy. This may provide you with income and estate tax savings.

Charitable Trust: Substantial benefits to the donor
Do you own low yielding assets like real estate or securities that have appreciated in value? Is your objective to sell those assets and reinvest in higher income vehicles? A charitable trust might be your answer. The trust may help you to: eliminate capital gains taxes, reduce or eliminate estate taxes, improve your lifetime cash flow, and when coupled with an asset replacement trust, can give your heirs the same amount you gave to ArtsBuild.

Charitable Gift Annuity: A Guaranteed income stream for life
A charitable annuity allows you to contribute assets to ArtsBuild and receive a charitable deduction. In turn, we will provide you with a guaranteed income stream for life (the payout will be contingent upon personal factors of the donor). This vehicle can ease the worries of outliving your resources and provide a high rate of return coupled with numerous tax advantages.

DISCLAIMER: Note that this is simply informational and is not intended as legal or tax advice. It is designed to give general information on some basic charitable gift planning techniques. Each person’s estate plan should be analyzed individually by an estate planning attorney to make sure that the person’s goals are met and that maximum tax advantages are utilized. Please consult your tax, financial or legal advisor concerning any gift arrangements you are considering.