Donations

SUPPORT FREE ACCESS TO THE ARTS IN NASHVILLE

Make an impact by donating to Centennial Park Conservancy or Centennial Park Revitalization. Your support will help provide powerful experiences to people of all ages and help preserve this unique museum and beautiful park.

CENTENNIAL PARK REVITALIZATION DONATIONS

Phase One of The Centennial Park Revitalization is complete. We have made several improvements to the park including: the daylighting of Cockrill Spring, the cleaning of Lake Watauga, the parking improvements surrounding the Parthenon and a new permanent venue for Musicians Corner.

We are currently fundraising for Phase Two which includes: revitalizing the great lawn, doubling the amount of park trails (walking, jogging and biking) and constructing a new outdoor pavilion for a wide variety of events. You can help support this historic revitalization of Nashville's central park.

CENTENNIAL PARK MAINTENANCE FUND DONATIONS

Thanks to a $100K donation from a generous donor, we established the Centennial Park Maintenance Fund this year to support Metro Parks in funding the ongoing maintenance needs for the park and ensuring the park is well-maintained to serve our community.

You can show your support to maintaining the beauty of Nashville's central park by making a restricted donation to the park's maintenance fund.

SPECIAL TAX RULES FOR THOSE AGE 70-1/2 AND OLDER

If you are 70-1/2 or older, you can use your IRA or other tax-deferred account to your tax advantage while simultaneously supporting Centennial Park Conservancy. If you are age 70-1/2 or older, IRS rules require you to take a required minimum distribution (RMD) from this type of retirement account. This RMD withdrawal is taxable income and can result in pushing you into a higher tax bracket. However, you can mitigate this tax burden by donating your RMD to Centennial Park Conservancy. Rules require the donation to be made by the account custodian directly to Centennial Park Conservancy. The funds cannot be withdrawn and paid to you with a subsequent donation to us. This crafty tax strategy allows you to fulfill your philanthropic wishes, support Centennial Park Conservancy and lessen your taxes all at once. This exemption from taxation is limited up to $100,000 of your RMD. If you are interested in using your retirement funds with this little-known tax tip, please contact your financial advisor. We are also here to help. Please call John Tumminello for further information, john@conservancyonline.com or 615-862-6810.

GIFT OF SECURITIES

Centennial Park Conservancy accepts gifts of marketable securities and will consider other gifts, such as real estate, closely held securities and tangible personal property. For inquiries, please contact John Tumminello at john@conservancyonline.com or 615.862.6810.