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FAQs

Is my donation tax deductible?

Our application for Federal 501c3 status is in process with the IRS. Because we are incorporated in New York state, have a federal EIN number, and have our 501c3 in process, we are legally permitted to accept donations and give you tax documentation that applies as soon as our 501c3 is approved, even if the donation was made before that approval occurred. We anticipate our approval happening before the 2019 filing deadline. If you want to donate but are more comfortable doing so after our 501c3 has been approved, email us at donate@thefundforcollegeauditions.org.

How many students do you fund each year?

That number changes based on our available donor funds and the amount of funding each funded student needs. Our goal is to fund as many students as possible!

 

Can my donation be earmarked for a specific student?

 Yes, as long as the student is deemed qualified for that amount by our Educational Advisory Board.

Do your education partners profit from my donations?

No. All of our education partners offer their services to our students at cost, meaning a price that covers only teaching artist fees and necessary administrative support. This is substantially lower than the fees they charge their non-scholarship students.

Are your Board Members and/or Mentors paid?

No. When our budget permits, we will hire a small staff, but everyone you see listed here currently fulfills their duties on a pure volunteer basis.

What do you mean by education partners?

We seek teaching artists, theatre training groups, college guidance organizations, and others that focus on high school students and align with our mission and values. If an initial meeting determines that a partnership feels like a mutually good fit, members of our Educational Advisory Board will observe them in action and make a final determination about partnering. This vetting process ensures that our donors are funding the highest quality, student-centered education and that our students are receiving this education!

I’m an experienced teaching artist or college guidance counselor interested in possibly establishing a partnership with you. Are there any financial requirements?

 We ask that our educational partners offer their services to our students at cost, meaning a price that covers only teaching artist fees and necessary administrative support. We also ask that our education partners support TFCA by promoting and participating when possible in our fundraising events such as concerts and silent auctions.

I have expertise in a field related to your work and would like to volunteer for you. How do I go about doing so?
I’m not a teacher, but I know a student who fits your eligibility criteria. Can I recommend that student for a scholarship?

Absolutely! If you know or think that the student meets our qualifying criteria, email us at recommend@thefundforcollegeauditions.org and tell us about him or her! Make sure the student also reaches out to us ASAP to apply.