Donation

We, at the Rochester Deaf Festival (RDF), are excited about your donation. Your donation to the RDF event goes towards the education and increase awareness of the Deaf Culture and Events within the Greater Rochester, New York Area.

The RDF event is a biennial celebration of the Deaf culture by increasing awareness and education of, for and by the Deaf through interaction, arts, crafts, showcase of Deaf-run or owned businesses. The attendees of RDF range from babies to students, active age and senior citizen. Come and support the biennial RDF by donating an amount.

The donation will go towards making the RDF even happen such as paying for the stage, entertainment, special guest and gifts for all. We hope to expand and grow that we’d be in a position to include and invite Deaf people from each corner and crevice of the globe.

Recently, RDF received news from the IRS, which was that RDF’s 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit status from the IRS was made effective on December 19, 2011.  Therefore, contributions made to RDF since 12/19/2011 are deductible.

In celebrating its 501(c)(3) non-profit status, RDF would like to thank its attorney, Harter, Secrest & Emery, LLP, with assistance for the filing both non-profit state incorporation documents with the New York state on December 12, 2011 and the 501(c)(3) documents with the IRS.

Help us celebrate our 501(c)(3) status by donating.  Your donation will be acknowledged with a thank-you card through postage mail, if you provide your postage address.  The card you will receive through postage mail will include a reminder that you can use this donation as IRS tax write-off before the end of 2017.

Your donation will assist with the growth of the RDF, thus in becoming an international event in the future!

Thank you!