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UPDATE: From February 2017 onward we are going to strictly enforce pre-payment donations for ghost hunts. Deposits MUST be made within the first 10 days of scheduling your hunt and payment in FULL MUST be received for your hunt 2 weeks prior to the date of the hunt. Payments via cash at the door will NO LONGER be accepted.
AS OF 1 JANUARY 2017 WE ARE ABLE TO TAKE DONATIONS AT THE ESTATE (ON SITE) VIA CREDIT CARD. WE WILL CONTINUE NOT TO TAKE CREDIT CARD DONATIONS OVER THE PHONE HOWEVER.
IT IS AND CONTINUES TO BE THE POLICY OF THE ADAMS CENTER NOT TO ALLOW THE RESELLING (SCALPING) OF "TICKETS" TO ANY GHOST HUNT OR EVENT AT THE PROSPECT PLACE ESTATE. AS A 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION WE ARE NOT EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH SALES TAX WHICH OUTSIDE AGENCIES WOULD BE REQUIRED TO PAY. FURTHERMORE WE WILL NOT ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH FOR PROFIT COMPANIES ATTEMPTING TO PROFIT FROM OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS. OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS OFTEN DO NOT OFFER INSURANCE TO COVER PATRONS AND OUR INSURANCE WILL NOT COVER OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS OR THEIR CUSTOMERS. IF YOU CHOSE TO GHOST HUNT AT THE ESTATE YOU MUST MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS DIRECTLY THROUGH THIS WEBSITE WITH THE ADAMS CENTER. IF YOU HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO PAY ANOTHER PARTY WE CANNOT HONOR THOSE PAYMENTS OR ARRANGEMENTS. WE DO OUR OWN FUNDRAISING AND DO NOT NEED THE ASSISTANCE OF ANY OUTSIDE FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION TO DO THIS. ANY SELLING OF "TICKETS" BY SUCH COMPANIES OR ORGANIZATIONS IS AGAINST THE POLICIES OF THE ADAMS CENTER AND MAY BE A VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL TAX LAWS.
We want everyone to understand exactly where your donations go: The general support and operation of the Adams Center. Unless you specify your donation go to a specific project it will be deposited into the Adams Centers general fund and used for everything necessary to the operation of the Center from educational outreach, restoration of the estate, electricity bills, mortgages, copier paper and miscellaneous office supplies, tools for the restoration of the estate, grounds maintenance and so forth. We are an all volunteer organization. Not a penny of your donation is used to pay any staff member or Trustee or used in any way to benefit anyone financially (that is the point of a non-profit). On occasion contractors must be hired in order to complete certain tasks (like septic tank pumping and repair). These are not, however, employees of the Center but are vendors to the Center and performing necessary skilled/licensed services.
For detailed reports on the Adams Centers spending and income please see our IRS 990 forms here: 990s
GHOST HUNT / HISTORIC BUILDING EXPERIENCE MINIMUM DONATION PRICING STRUCTURE:
MINIMUM PER PERSON DONATIONS:
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS: $70.00 PER PERSON
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHTS: $60.00 PER PERSON
When you make a donation in the above outlined amounts you will be allowed access to the building to either conduct a ghost hunt or experience the building overnight in any legal manner.
Please bring your printed receipt or order number from Google with you the night of your ghost hunt - thank you!
Thank you for your donation! Your support will help us serve the community!
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL DONATIONS TO THE ADAMS CENTER ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE. IN THIS TIME OF EVER INCREASING TAX BURDENS ANY AMOUNT DONATED TO A 501 C 3 ORGANIZATION CAN BE WRITTEN OFF YOUR TAXES. THIS SEPARATES PROSPECT PLACE FROM "FOR PROFIT" GHOST HUNTING ESTABLISHMENTS. WHEN YOU GIVE HERE YOU GET SOMETHING BACK!
NOTES OF THANKS FOR SPECIAL DONATIONS:
$3OO donated in 2013 in the name of Janet Tolf who has been battling non Hodgkins Lymphoma B Cell Aggressive cancer since early June. We very much appreciate the donation made in her name by her son Alan and grandaughter Anna. These funds will be used for the ongoing restoration of the estate.
$100 from Marcia in memory of Joni Bennett.