Support BVFCC on #GivingTuesday—matching funds make YOUR gift go farther!

november29_copy_webThanks to the generous support of key Best Video Film & Cultural Center members, we have raised $15,000 in matching funds as an incentive for others to pitch in!

A great time to show your support with a tax-deductible donation is this Tuesday, Nov. 29, Giving Tuesday. #GivingTuesday is held the first Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgving. Giving Tuesday was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Matching funds make your tax-deductible donation go farther. But they also are available to encourage BVFCC supporters who haven’t yet joined one of the new Movie Plans to do so. The plans, which are already being enjoyed by several hundred area families, allow members to pay a flat fee on either a monthly or annual basis rather than a charge per rental. Unlike the original Best Video rental plans, there are no late fees with the 1 Movie Plan ($10 per month, or $108 for a year), 2 Movie Plan ($20 per month, or $216 for a year) and 4 Movie Plans ($30 per month, or $324 for a year).

To make a tax-deductible donation to support Best Video Film & Cultural Center this #GivingTuesday, click here.

To support BVFCC by joining one of the plans, click here. (The monthly rental plans are NOT tax-deductible.)

Of course, you can also make a donation and/or join one of the plans by coming down to BVFCC at 1842 Whitney Ave.

Thanks for your support!

Best Video Film & Cultural Center launches crowd-funding campaign; IRS grants official 501(c)(3) status

Shelves_for_Web_site_WebA little over a week after the Internal Revenue Service officially recognized Best Video Film & Cultural Center as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, BVFCC has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo, setting a goal of $20,000. The campaign will last for one month, ending on April 8. Best Video Film & Cultural Center took ownership of the incomparable Best Video archive from founder Hank Paper in November, 2015. Being recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit allows BVFCC to receive tax-deductible contributions and bequests and classifies us as a public charity.

Having made it through the change of direction, we want to take the energy from our switch to a film cultural center and use it to take steps to reinvent ourselves for this new era. With a successful campaign we will establish a solid foundation to expand our collection of the interesting and obscure films and to press on with our ambitious plans to provide educational opportunities for varied ages and interests. We will be able to provide you with more screenings, lectures and live music events to enjoy with friends and neighbors.

With the support of the public, we can accomplish these goals:

1 • Plan and fund our first film festival to showcase student work as we organize and staff the development of new education programs.

2 • Double our intimate curated film screenings to at least 40 per year.

3 • Pay off a big chunk of the debt for the thousands of films we purchased from our predecessor store

4 • Maintain our unique listening room for local artists performing genres from rock to classical, jazz to folk.

These are exciting times. We can do great new things but we need to fund them. Please help support us and share information about Best Video Film & Cultural Center’s fundraising with those you know!