How to Make a Gift

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Making your gift on-line is secure and simple.  Use your Visa®, MasterCard® or Discover® card to make your gift today and receive an immediate confirmation by email.

Undesignated giving allows MECA to put your gift where it is needed most. Undesignated gifts help provide nearly $3 million in financial aid to students in all our programs, help our faculty stay current and artistically fresh, and help us maintain and upgrade studio and classroom necessities.

If you wish, you may designate your gift to an area of special interest or you may recognize an important person in your life by filling in the “In Honor of” or “In Memory of” fields on our on-line form.

The Monthly Sustainer Program is a convenient and reliable way to have an even greater impact with your gift. By pledging a certain amount to your credit card each month, you can,

1) save the time and effort of sending gifts through the mail,
2) have the flexibility to make a larger total gift to MECA by spreading payments out over several months, and
3) reduce the amount of fundraising mail and phone calls you receive from MECA. At the same time, you will be providing a dependable source of revenue  throughout the year, ensuring that MECA's ongoing needs are met and that the College continues to thrive.

Make a one time gift
Set up a recurring gift

Please call us at 207.775.5098 if you have any additional questions.

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If you’d rather not make your gift electronically, you may make out a personal or business check made payable to "Maine College of Art" or "MECA" and mail it to:

Maine College of Art

Advancement Office

522 Congress St

Portland, ME 04101

Please specify in the check memo: "Annual Giving."

Call us at 207.775.5098 or 800.699.1509 and pay over the telephone with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.  We will ask you for your card number, expiration date, security code, and billing and mailing addresses.

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A gift of appreciated securities is a common way to make a contribution. You can often take a charitable deduction for the fair market value of the securities as of the date of transfer and avoid capital gains associated with the sale. MECA can accept stock electronically through your broker or in certificate form.

Your brokerage firm may wire gifts of stock directly into one of Maine College of Art's brokerage accounts. Your broker must attach your name to the transaction in order for the gift to be properly recorded.

To ensure you're properly credited, please ask you broker to send us a letter with your name, securities being transferred, date of transfer order and the specific purpose of the gift, if any.

Instructions for transferring mutual funds, government securities, or making wire transfers of cash are available. 

Please call us at 207.775.5098 to request stock transfer instructions or for more information.

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