In addition to the generous donation of time and talent to keep our organization and our organ crews running smoothly, GSTOS is fortunate to have had the financial support of many members and friends over the years who believe in our mission of preserving and presenting the Theatre Pipe Organ and its music.
Our organization is strictly volunteer. No one is paid or even reimbursed for travel expenses from their home to our venues.
Our financial resources go to buying instruments and the items necessary to maintain and rehabilitate them. (Leather, Wood, Electronic Gear, Refinishing Supplies, etc).
We currently maintain 6 organs. They are located at Loew’s Jersey City, The Brook Performing Arts Center, The Trenton War Memorial, Newark Symphony Hall, The Rahway “Rainbow Room” Seniors Center, and The Union County Performing Arts Center. Several of these instruments are in the process of being upgraded.
In addition, we are rebuilding a Wurlitzer originally from the Peekskill Paramount Theatre for installation in a venue to be determined.
Our treasury also funds the presentation of our organs to the public through regular concerts and silent movies featuring both national and local artists. Unfortunately, our ticket sales do not cover the entire costs of putting on professional shows, and they must be subsidized.
Our honor roll of donors is published yearly, or you may donate anonymously. All gifts are gratefully accepted and appreciated.
The Donation Levels are:
|Post Horn||up to $1000|
|Tibia||up to $500|
|Concert Flute||up to $250|
|Vox Humana||up to $100|
|Kinura||up to $50|
In addition, a number of individuals have included GSTOS in their estate plans. The testamentary donation of shares of stock can be a tax efficient method of helping us to keep the music playing. For those over 70 1/2 years of age, a direct donation from a Traditional IRA to our 501(c)(3) organization can also be a tax efficient way of giving. Please consult your lawyer and tax advisor to ascertain the best way to proceed, given your circumstances.
GSTOS is a Tax Exempt 501(c) (3) organization. All of your donations are deductible from Federal Income Tax to the full extent of the law. Make check or money order payable to GSTOS and mail to:
Calvin Bacon, Treasurer
9 Valley View Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853-3132
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