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UC Preservation Student

 Watch to learn why Brenden gives

“What a place Cincinnati used to be, and what a place it still is! The synthesis of those… that’s what drives me to contribute to CPA.”

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Thank you for your gift!



Every dollar helps ensure our region’s historic resources are protected. 



Gifts of all sizes help activate neighborhood vibrancy and character rich culture you can see and feel. 



Your contribution makes our collective history available to inspire residents, visitors and businesses alike.



Let’s honor our history together.

Be in touch to explore giving options that work best for you by contacting Lindsey Armor Engagement and Development Director at or 513.246.2043.

Thank you for investing in places that matter! 

Preservation Activist



 Watch to learn why Gina gives


“When I think about my gratitude for what’s been saved, I think of CPA. There is something for me about experiencing old buildings, about experiencing the age of a thing that stirs me up. They bring out the connectedness in us humans.” 

Ways to Give



Donate online
One-time or recurring gifts can be made easily and securely from the form above


Donate via mail by sending a check payable to:
Cincinnati Preservation Association
812 Dayton Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214


Donate via phone by calling:



Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. What is more, some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, contact your HR department or reach out to Lindsey Armor. 



Honor the life of a special person with a gift to CPA where their legacy will be remembered. 




Maximize current income tax deductibility to focus your support where and when it’s needed most. 

CPA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Please direct your gifts to
Cincinnati Preservation Association
812 Dayton Street
Cincinnati, OH 45214




Provide a legacy through planned giving with a gift to CPA as part of your financial and estate planning.  CPA’s legal name is Cincinnati Preservation Association, and our tax ID # is 31-6049618.  For more information see our Legacy Society-Planned Giving page.




Donating stock instead of cash can have many benefits for you and can be a   convenient way to support CPA.    

For audit and acknowledgement purposes, please call or write CPA with information about each gift of stock that is to be transferred. We will need your name, contact information, name of security, number of shares, approximate value and date of the transfer, and whether you prefer to remain anonymous.

Bank instructions for stock transfers can be provided by emailing Executive Director Beth Johnson at




For individuals who are 70 ½ or older, the IRA Charitable Rollover (Qualified Charitable Distribution) is a tax-savvy way to support Cincinnati Preservation Association. If you are 72 and required to make annual withdrawals from an IRA account, these otherwise taxable distributions may satisfy your annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) and exclude these funds from your taxable income.

You (and your spouse) can each transfer a total of up to $100,000 annually, to charities such as Cincinnati Preservation Association, for a purpose that you choose. 


Cincinnati Preservation also accepts gifts of real estate which we are uniquely positioned to steward. Contribution of real estate, both residential and commercial, have been important in aiding the work of our mission over the years. Making a gift of property to Cincinnati Preservation enables you to preserve your home, give a lasting gift to your community and participate directly in the preservation of Greater Cincinnati’s cultural and architectural heritage. Plus there are tax advantages for you such as: 

  • avoiding capital gains tax on the property’s appreciated value
  • receiving a charitable deduction from income taxes
  • removing the value of the property from your estate for estate tax purposes
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