How long does my
Memberships are good for
one (1) year from the first payment date. There is a 30-day
grace period to allow for late renewals. Your ‘Member
Benefits Card’ will show your membership expiration
Is my contribution
Yes! We will send you a
tax receipt in January stating your total contributions
from the previous year. Your amount of deduction is the
total contribution minus the fair market value of any thank-you
gifts you received during that calendar year. You may want
to consult your tax preparer for more direction.
How long does it
take for my membership payment to be processed?
Lump sum charges are done
approximately once a week. For installments, it takes 2-4
weeks from the time we receive your membership form for
your first payment to be charged to your credit/debit card.
We run installments around the 15th of each month.
We will run “follow
up” charges each week after the 15th, through the
end of the month, to catch any credit card updates, and
keep payments current.
When will I receive my membership premiums?
Premiums will be mailed upon receipt of first payment, whether in full or installments. If you are paying by check, your premiums will be mailed out after your checked has been received and deposited.
How can I increase
my installment amount?
You can upgrade your financial
commitment at any time by calling 330-761-3099, or by emailing
Andrew James at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will also have the opportunity to upgrade your contribution
amount each year when you receive your membership renewal
I got a letter
asking for an additional gift. What is that?
Approximately six (6) months
into your membership, you will receive a letter asking for
an additional gift. This is a smaller donation over and
above your normal membership. There are two reasons for
the extra ask: (1) to increase membership revenue, (2) to
give existing members the chance to get the latest sampler
CD, without having to spend another $60. This was done in
response to the popularity of the sampler CDs. This gift
is also tax deductible minus the fair market value of any
thank-you gifts you receive. You may want to consult your
tax preparer for more direction.
Is my contribution
eligible for a match if I work for a Matching Gift company?
Yes. Typically the matching
form is processed following your lump sum payment, or final
installment of the calendar year. Most companies handle
matching gifts through their HR department, and some companies
have the forms online as well. Please be sure to send us
your Matching Gift form as soon as possible. Be sure to
indicate the full amount of your contribution on the form,
not each individual payment amount.
What is a sustaining
Just like a regular membership,
you designate the amount you want to contribute, either
by a yearly lump sum or monthly installments. Installments
start with a minimum of $5 per month, which can be charged
on your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Then choose the Sustaining
Membership option. Your membership will remain in effect
until you notify us that you would like it to end.
A Sustaining Summit Membership
is easy and convenient, and helps provide The Summit with
a stable source of income, that allows us to plan for the
How do I become
a Sustaining Summit Member?
To become a Sustaining
Summit Member, visit our online membership page, and be
sure to check the Sustaining Membership box.
Do I still qualify
to receive a thank-you gift?
Yes! Every year, you will
receive your pledge level premiums after your membership
has “renewed.” You will also receive a copy
of the latest New Music Sampler when it comes out. “Fall”
members will receive the spring sampler and “Spring”
members will receive the fall sampler.
do I stop my automatic charges if necessary?
To stop your Sustaining Membership, simply call 330-761-3099,
or send us a request in writing. DO NOT notify your bank
or credit union directly. They will often charge you for
these services, while The Summit will do it at no charge.
Have a question
that's not been answered?
Contact Andrew James at
330-761-3099, or email@example.com.