2020 Charitable Donations

Northern Indiana Bluegrass is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Charitable  donations to the club are deductible from your taxes. The recently enacted government stimulus bill (the "CARES Act") provides some additional tax relief for donors. This makes it easier to give and save at the same time.

Charitable Giving pictureTo encourage charitable giving in 2020, the CARES Act includes two tax provisions that reward people who donate to charity.

First, a new "above-the-line" deduction of up to $300 is allowed for cash donations to charity in 2020. Donations to donor advised funds and certain organizations that support charities are not deductible. You can't claim this deduction if you itemize deductions on your 2020 tax return (i.e., you must claim the standard deduction).

For taxpayers who do itemized on their 2020 return, the 60% of adjusted gross income limit that normally applies to cash contributions is waived. That means you can deduct more of your charitable cash contributions this year. As with the new above-the-line deduction, donations to donor advised funds and supporting organizations don't count.

If you have questions, seek help from your tax advisor.

2020 Patron

Please consider supporting your favorite bluegrass festival by becoming a 2020 Patron. For a $100 donation, you will receive a family membership for the 2020 year (which entitles you to discounted tickets for the festival and newsletters through April 2021), a special edition 2020 Patron T-Shirt with the NIBGA bullet on the back, and your name listed on all donor publications and announcements. A second shirt is an additional $20. Order Form

Patron t-shirt Royal Blue
Royal Blue
Parton - Gravel
Patron - Cherry red
Cherry Red

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Last chance to get Non-Festival t-shirts commemorating the Memorial Day festival that didnt happen.  Shirts are $20 and will be mailed to you.   Please let me know if youd like one.

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Chris, Sandy and I both want one while they still last. A medium for Sandy and a XX for me. Send me an address to mail my check too to cover the shirts plus the shipping. I’ll include my address with the check. Going to miss seeing everyone this year. Hopefully the shirts will help.

Would you ship to The Netherlands?

I’d have to check with the post office and see what that entails.

Wendy Tyner

Nancy Cardwell, Executive Director for the IBMA Foundation, wrote this article.  Good information!


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Hey ! I got that shirt too !