Keep TMR going: Make a year-end, tax-deductible contribution to The Munro Review

Dear Readers,

As we stumble along to the end of 2021, masks affixed and fingers crossed, it’s a good time to remind you that a quirk in the tax law for this year means that everyone can deduct up to $300 per person ($600 per couple) to charitable organizations. Congress extended this provision just through 2021. It makes a difference for those of you who take the standard deduction (which is a lot more people these days, thanks to shifts in the tax code) rather than itemize. In other words, through 2021 only, everyone will be able to deduct charitable giving and pay less because of it. Because all funds you donate to The Munro Review are funneled through the Community Media Access Collaborative, my fiscal sponsor and a registered 501(c)3 organization, your contributions are tax-deductible. I send out an annual statement showing you that. 

I’m not saying that you should direct all your charity toward The Munro Review, of course — there are lots of extremely worthwhile causes out there, including in the cultural community and social-assistance realm. However, if you see fit to direct a portion of your giving to TMR, however small, I’d greatly appreciate it. I try to keep these fund-raising appeals strictly limited. This site takes money to run (hosting fees, WordPress costs, membership software, expenses, etc.), and while CMAC is able to compensate me for some of my work, it doesn’t come close to covering the time I spend. And while I devote myself to arts coverage in the central San Joaquin Valley as primarily a labor of love, it does make the whole thing feel much more of a community enterprise when I get buy-in from readers. 

I want to (profusely) thank the 239 people who supported the site financially in 2021. Without you, I couldn’t keep it going. And for those of you who have been meaning to make a contribution — either a one-time donation or signing up for a membership — this is a great time to do it.

Many thanks, and here’s to looking ahead to a robust 2022,



Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

Comments (3)

  • Jackie Ryle

    A big thank you, Donald, for being the eyes, ears and voice we can count on to not only keep us informed, but also to help us make informed choices and to better understand and appreciate the events you review. You provide a needed and invaluable service at so many levels!

  • Judy Lund-Bell

    Don – I am sending you a check, as I have your address on my phone. I am not sure you have an address on your website, but perhaps I should have clicked on something. I didn’t look too far.
    Judy Lund-Bell


Leave a Reply