How you can help with new, ground-breaking violin program

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has made the following tax incentives available to anyone who pays Indiana state taxes, giving them the opportunity to profoundly impact the community while also gaining significant tax credits and benefits.

A gift of $100, for example, to "Strings for Kids" costs the donor $25, but affords a child the priceless opportunity to experience the confidence building and joy of making music.

Here's how it works:

Donation Amount and Real Impact $100$1,000$2,000$3,000$5,000$10,000
Indiana Tax Credit $50$500$1,000$1,500$2,500$5,000
Estimated Federal Tax Benefit @ 25% $25$250$500$750$1,250$2,500
Approximate Return $75$750$1,500$2,250$3,750$7,500
Bottom Line Out-of-Pocket Expense $25$250$500$750$1,250$2,500

Information provided herein is for illustrative purposes only. Please consult your legal, accounting or financial planning advisers about your personal financial situation before making any gift.

To participate in the program, persons may contact Mark Rabideau, director of Music on the Square and the DePauw School of Music's 21st-Century Musician Initiative, at (765) 301-9274 or

Checks should be made payable to the Greencastle Civic League.

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