Dear museum family,
As we are all adjusting to the changes in life due to COVID-19, we here at March Field Air Museum hope that you and your family are safe and sound. As some of you know the Museum, being a private non-profit organization, receives no federal funds. We keep our doors open through the generosity of our patrons and donors… you. As of March 19, 2020 the Museum had to temporarily close our doors to the public in response to the Governor of California’s stay at home order. The majority of revenues generated here at the Museum keep the doors open, restore our aircraft and create an amazing historical experience with our exhibits, comes from our admission and store sales. Just like many of you, bills are still coming in, even though revenues have stopped.
I’m not going to sugar coat it, we need your help. We know that all of us are having to tighten our belts during this time, so we are asking for your help by way of a small, medium or large donation to the museum. Below is a button that will allow you to make a donation. What’s nice about that button is that it is OUR button and every single cent, after the credit card fees, will go directly to the museum.
With the Coronavirus Relief Bill (CARES Act) being signed in to law on March 27, 2020, provisions in the new law gives you a $300 tax break for charitable donations. As Non-Profit Quarterly board member Gene Takagi details, the stimulus bill also contains a one-time, above-the-line deduction for cash contributions of up to $300 made to certain qualifying charities. All taxpayers would be eligible to take the deduction, even people who use the standard deduction. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. The new deduction would not apply to non-cash gifts or to gifts contributed to donor advised funds.
Thank you for your support!
President, March Field Museum Foundation.