THE GEEZER GALLERY CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

The Geezer Gallery is dedicated to supporting older adults as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. Research shows that active participation in professional art programming improves quality of life and promotes physical, mental and emotional health, and social engagement. Therefore, we engage older adults in therapeutic arts programs to positively impact their health and quality of life. The following are examples of our stellar, evidence-based therapeutic arts programs that are designed to meet the goals of mastery and social engagement by stimulating imaginative thinking, problem-solving and creative expression:

Moment-To-Moment for patients with Alzheimer’s

Customized on-going weekly arts program for individuals with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s type dementia that enables them to create and complete a unique art piece each week and provide them with a professionally bound portfolio at the end of the program.

Capturing Time: Journaling Your Journey

The unique curriculum that TGG developed to enhance older adults’ physical and mental health and increased socialization, by creating their own unique book of thoughts and/or remembrances about a meaningful experience in their life, learning and incorporating visual art and storytelling to express who they are and what they have experienced.

Program participants report less depression and apathy, less pain, increased social
engagement and self-esteem and perception of self-mastery during and following our programs. TGG’s corporate sponsorships fund the evidence-based programs that help us implement these programs.

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The Geezer Gallery is a registered non-profit arts organization devoted to celebrating master-level senior artists. Proceeds from art sales help fund therapeutic art programs for seniors in our community. These creative programs are designed to enable brain-cell growth, dexterity, and opportunity for self-expression and foster social connections for at-risk seniors. The Geezer Gallery also creates intergenerational art where seniors and youth come together.

THE GEEZER GALLERY PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE

Program Goals: The Geezer Gallery is dedicated to supporting older adults as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. Research shows that active participation in professional art programming improves quality of life and promotes physical, mental and emotional health, and social engagement.Therefore, we engage older adults in therapeutic arts programs to positively impact their health and quality of life. The following are examples of our stellar, evidence-based therapeutic arts programs that are designed to meet the goals of mastery and social engagement by stimulating imaginative thinking, problem-solving and creative expression.

Our mission is based on the rapid population growth of older people, which increases the strain on our social and healthcare systems. TGG recognizes that older people experience special vulnerabilities economically, socially, physically and mentally, but that creative pursuits can have a significant positive impact on their health and well being.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2006
  • Provides several venues for senior artists (60 and above) to display and market their art, and receive proceeds from their sales
    In 2010, TGG began to provide therapeutic art programs for low-income seniors in the Portland metro area, using a portion of the proceeds of the artists’ sales
    • Ongoing workshops of TGG’s unique curriculum “Capturing Time”
    • Customized versions of “Capturing Time” to accommodate special audiences
  • Some of TGG’s Accomplishments:
    • Serving over 2,000 low-income seniors with Capturing Time and Moment- to-Moment programs to date. Partnering communities include numerous REACH housing communities, Maybelle Macdonald Residence, Emerson House, Hollywood Senior Center, several Marquis Assisted Living/Skilled Nursing facilities, Juanita Pohl Senior Centers and others
    • A year-long collaborative research project with OHSU has proven the
    efficacy of TGG’s programs, funded through the Oregon Tax Check-off Fund
    for Alzheimer’s
    • Partnerships with retirement communities such as Mary’s Woods, Hollywood Senior Center, Maybelle Residence and others, as well as Montgomery Park, the Galleria and numerous Portland law firms and businesses, where our artists receive excellent visibility through exhibitions and art programming.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS

da Vinci Sponsor – $10,000
• Two 12-week Capturing Time programs at two different sites
• Lead listing on all publications and materials
• Signage and other visibility at program sites
• Website and social media recognition
• Logo and links to your website
• Impact updates of completed programs
• Invitation to celebrations at completion of workshops
• Signage and other recognition at celebrations

Monet Sponsor – $5,000
• One 12-week program of Capturing Time
• Prominent logo and listing on all signage and materials
• Recognition on website
• Invitation to celebrations at completion of workshops
• Signage and other recognition at celebrations

Picasso Sponsor – $2,500
• Four months of Moment-to-Moment weekly programming for Alzheimer’s patients
• Recognition at one program
• Opportunity to observe participants at program site

Yes, we would be pleased to participate as a sponsor:

CHOOSE YOUR SPONSORSHIP LEVEL:

da Vinci $10,000, Monet $5,000, or Picasso $2,500. Be sure to select the sponsor amount on our donation page!

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Thank you for the generosity of our individual donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors! Together we are creating a healthy and happier world for our elders.

DONORS

SUSTAINABILITY SPONSORS / DONORS

Vital Life Foundation
Bloomfield Foundation
Oregon Community Foundation
Schnitzer Care Foundation
RACC
Reser Family Foundation
Seattle Foundation
Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund
First Interstate Bank
Mary’s Woods
Arlene Schnitzer
Autzen Foundation
Bill Bailey
Meyer Memorial Trust
Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
Portland General Electric

PROGRAM PARTNERS

REACH Communities
Mary’s Woods
Hollywood Senior Center
Maybelle Residence
Juanita Pohl Center
Latino Advocacy Center
Marquis Retirement Communities
Bridge Meadows
Bill Naito Development Co.
Mishkin Law
Columbia Ridge Retirement Community
Womens Imaging & Intervention
Pickett Dummigan McCall LLP
Meyer Stephenson Employment Law

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PLANNED GIVING

Dear Trusted Donors,

Planned Giving provides income and tax benefits for our donors and allows Geezer Gallery to continue to provide and services and an artistic outlet to the senior community.

The planned giving staff at Geezer Gallery stands ready to help you meet your unique financial needs by:
• Providing planned gifts that benefit you and your family
• Bringing immediate and deferred tax advantages to both you and your heirs
• Having a meaningful impact on Geezer Gallery and our goals and interests, beyond your own lifetime and far into the future

Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are many options from which you can choose. The correct plan for you balances what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family, and your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans.

Please contact us today to learn about giving strategies that allow you to make a meaningful charitable gift while possibly enhancing you, and your family’s, future financial well being.

Sincerely,

Marcia Director
Executive Director/ Planned Giving Officer

To receive information on how planned gifts can benefit you and your family, just complete the form below and click the submit button. You will be contacted soon. Your request is strictly confidential and non-obligatory.

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Planned Giving provides many tax benefits through the use of:

Gifting Appreciated Assets

Making a gift of appreciated investments such as stocks or other securities can result in bypassing capital gains tax. For example if you contributed to any of our programs a stock purchased at $50,000 which is now worth $100,000 you could avoid paying the capital gains tax on the profit. Furthermore, you could deduct the full $100,000 value of the gift immediately on your tax return.

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity can provide a lifetime of income for you and your spouse while providing an immediate tax deduction. The annuity may be funded through cash or securities and provides an income benefit to you now and a donation to Geezer Gallery later.

Charitable Trusts

  • Charitable Trusts are designed to reduce the estate tax burden on your heirs. Donors may utilize a Charitable Lead or Remainder Trust to provide income and tax benefits for their family and estate.
  • A Charitable Lead Trust pays income to your chosen charity for a certain period of years after your death. Once the period is up, the trust principal passes to your family members or heirs.
  • A Charitable Remainder Trust is the mirror image or the Charitable Lead Trust. Trust income is payable to your family members or other heirs for a period of years after your death or for the lifetime of one of more beneficiaries. Then, the principal goes to the designated charity.
  • Depending on which type of trust you use, the dollar value of the lead (income) interest or the remainder interest produces the estate tax charitable deduction.
  • Charitable Trusts may typically hold cash, securities and/or real property.

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Life Insurance

Often life insurance allows donors to make a much larger gift than they could with another asset. This can be done through the creation of a new life insurance policy where your donation funds pay for the premiums, or, through the gifting of existing life insurance.

Information on this Web site is not intended to provide legal, IRS or tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for tax information relating to your specific financial needs. Geezer Gallery is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.