Hosting a Party for PBS Event
If you have any questions, please contact Meiko Lunetta. We are here to help! If you would like to be involved but aren’t sure how please contact us, and we can connect you with potential co-hosts.
For party hosts: Hosting a party provides direct support to PBS and allows 100% of the proceeds from tickets purchased to be directed toward financial aid. After your event, the Advancement Office will ask each host to report the amount of the in-kind support they provided. A few things to note about in-kind gifts:
- Unlike direct cash or property donations, PBS is not permitted to certify the “fair-market value” (FMV) of an in-kind donation.
- Instead, we will provide a gift letter acknowledging the donation and noting the FMV that the donor has calculated.
- You do not need to provide receipts to PBS to demonstrate the FMV of your in-kind donation; however, you will want to retain those records for yourself, your accountant, or your tax professional.
- You should consult a tax professional if you are uncertain how to determine the FMV of your in-kind donation.
For party guests: Purchasing a ticket to a Party for PBS event does not qualify as a tax-deductible donation because the purchaser receives a benefit in exchange – admission to the party. PBS does not generate tax receipts for Party for PBS ticket purchases