Giving & Support
The Universal Preservation Hall is committed to the restoration of the historic building, transforming it into a vibrant performing arts venue for Saratoga Springs and the greater Capital District. Without the support of generous people like you, the Hall can’t continue to operate. That’s why we hope you’ll join us in protecting this historical landmark, located in Saratoga Springs, for future generations.
Our current project underway is to repair and restore the beautiful painted glass windows, located in the front of the building on the west side. These windows allow a gorgeous filtered light into the west staircase but due to several broken panes, they no longer provide the building shelter from the elements. We still need to raise the funds to ensure completion of the project to be enjoyed by the community for generations to come. We welcome you to join us and please consider making a gift.
You have many choices when you choose to give a gift to UPH.
Restored sections of the Hall are available for dedications.
Give a gift in honor of a friend for a birthday or special occasion.
Donations in memory
Honor a friend or loved one by making a donation to Universal Preservation Hall in his or her memory. We will send a letter to you and the person you designate to inform them of your memorial gift.
Legacies & Bequests
You can make a lasting contribution to the preservation of the Hall by including Universal Preservation Hall in your estate planning. There are several ways to leave a gift. Many people leave a charitable gift in a will or living trust. You can set aside a specific dollar amount or leave a percentage of your estate or any assets left over after the family has been provided for. Another option is to name UPH as the beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of life insurance policies, funds from a savings or retirement account, or appreciated assets.
Gifts of stock, mutual funds, or other appreciated assets
A gift of stock, mutual funds, real estate or other appreciated assets can be an advantageous way to give. For example, you can donate a gift of stock without having to convert it to cash first, thus avoiding capital gains tax.
Many businesses offer to match the gifts workers make to nonprofit groups. If your employer matches gifts, you can double your support for UPH. Please ask your personnel or community relations office for more information and matching gift forms.
The Universal Preservation Hall is tax-exempt non-profit organization, under the section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore all charitable donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Refunds will generally not be provided. However, Universal Preservation Hall may consider refunds on a case-by-case basis. To request a refund, contact our office at (518) 584-2627. Thank you for your generous support of UPH.
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Collection of personally identifiable information
Universal Preservation Hall may collect email addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors when such data is voluntarily submitted on our website. Universal Preservation Hall makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies and does not sell or otherwise disclose such user or donor information outside the organization.