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Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation appreciates donations of all kinds. Whether art supplies, auction or raffle items, or financial, real estate and other gifts bequeathed through planned giving, your donation to MKAF helps us continue our mission of promoting the cultural arts in Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Have you Considered Planned Giving?

Planned giving is the most thoughtful way to support the local arts community, and we can tailor your gift to provide a special legacy for you and your family. Please contact our Executive Director, Marcia Hull, to discuss the many options. Here are a few ways you can leave a legacy:


A bequest through a will or a trust allows you to make a substantial gift to MKAF without taking any current assets from you, the donor. The gift is tax deductible for Federal estate tax purposes and can greatly reduce or eliminate your Federal estate tax requirements.

Charitable Remainder Trust

This gift benefits the donor now, so it provides income to the donor or named beneficiaries during their lifetime. After death, the trust assets are transferred to MKAF.

Charitable Gift Annuity

This gift provides a simple contractual agreement between the donor and MKAF. The annuity provides a fixed payment each year for the life of the beneficiary. The annuity offers quite a few tax benefits for the donor.

Retirement Plans and IRA Designations

Considering this option can greatly reduce income and estate taxes for your heirs. Tax burdens can be as high as 70% of the total fund. By naming MKAF as one of the beneficiaries, you can help reduce the tax burden on your heirs.

Matching Gifts

Some employers offer a matching gift program. By asking, you may be able to double your gift to MKAF.

Endowment Gifts

MKAF accepts gifts to permanently endow programs and grant opportunities.

Honorary Gifts

As the Cultural Arts Village continues to evolve, there will be a variety of naming opportunities throughout the campus.

General Giving (Unallocated)

Education Gift

Capital Improvements

To learn more, contact Executive Director Marcia Hull at 850.650.2226.

Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable arts organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.