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WHY GIVE?

We are your orchestra. Your gift helps to sustain our artistic excellence and innovative programming, along with community and education outreach programs that touch thousands of children and adults each year. Ticket sales provide less than 25% of the budget needed to support a professional orchestra. Our residents take great pride in the Monterey Symphony and our dedication to impacting the lives of the community. Your gift provides vital support and will bring music to our stage that inspires each of us. Please give now, to support our endeavors to engage, educate and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

 

WHERE TO GIVE?

Symphony Fund
Did you know that the Monterey Symphony is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization? That is one of the many reasons we are so grateful to our contributors of the Symphony Fund. As a way of showing our appreciation for your charitable gift to the Symphony Fund, the Symphony offers the following benefits:

Click here for information about Symphony Society and Maestro Society Giving Levels

To learn more about the Annual Fund, please contact Michelle Lange, Director of Development, at 831-645-1131 or mlange@montereysymphony.org.

Music In The Schools
The Monterey Symphony engages fourth and fifth grade Monterey County students in our renowned Music in the Schools program by providing musicians from the symphony to conduct in-school demonstrations of the instrument families and host school youth concerts, presented to nearly 6,000 students last year alone. For many children who participate in our programs, this is their first experience learning about and hearing symphonic music LIVE! Our programs receive a tremendous amount of positive feedback from both teachers and students.

This year, our goal is to have the Music in the Schools program completely supported and have a sponsor for each and every one of the 6,000 children who will attend the Youth Concerts. Your gift will make a lasting impact on these children. The Monterey Symphony relies solely on individual, foundation and corporate support to provide students with In-School Demonstrations and Youth Concerts.

Musician Sponsorship
Each year, musicians touch the lives of many by sharing their artistic ability and passion for music with us all. The musicians of the Monterey Symphony are no exception. They are the very core and essence of presenting Great Music, LIVE! and play an integral part in the cultural vibrancy of our region.

Our Musician Sponsorship Program has become very popular! Now, in its third year, the program has succeeded in raising vital support for the Monterey Symphony.

The Musician Sponsorship Program allows you to sponsor a musician of your choice in the Monterey Symphony, provides the opportunity to get to know the musician personally and assists the Symphony by directly offsetting the costs of each performer. When you sponsor a musician, you help us continue our mission to engage, educate, and excite our community through the performance and continual discovery of symphonic music.

Do you already know a Monterey Symphony musician or perhaps have a favorite instrument? A sponsorship is a fantastic way to show your support. To participate, you may designate your preferred musician in the attachment or specify a section and have us assist you in selecting a musician.

Become a Friend of the Monterey Symphony
Proceeds raised by the Friends of the Monterey Symphony help support the Monterey Symphony’s music and education programs. Help support the Friends of the Monterey Symphony with an annual contribution:

Individual               $40

Couple                     $70

Business                  $100

Bronze Friend        $250

Silver Friend           $500

Gold Friend             $750

Platinum Friend     $1,000

The Friends also continually provide volunteer support for the Monterey Symphony. Whether they are stuffing envelopes for a mass mailing or decorating tables for a grand tea, there is always camaraderie and fun! Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities or call the Friends at 831-645-1127 to learn how you can become more involved with the Friends of the Monterey Symphony.

Be a Friend!

 

WAYS TO GIVE

Stock Gifts
If you have appreciated stock holdings, you can make a contribution to the Symphony by transferring stock. In doing so, you avoid paying capital gains taxes, and receive a deduction for the stock’s full fair market value up to a certain percentage of your adjusted gross income as determined by the IRS (please consult your accountant to financial planner for more information on deductibility).

The stock is sold immediately upon receipt into our account. The value of your stock gift is based upon the mean price on the day it is transferred. If you would like to make a gift of stock, the following information is provided for your convenience:

Monterey County Symphony Association
Account #6404-7489-DTC#0164
Charles Schwab & Company

We also ask that you please notify our office of your gift by contacting Michelle Lange, Director of Development, at 831-645-1131 or via e-mail at mlange@montereysymphony.org

Company Matching Gifts
Double the impact of your gift! If your company will match your gift, please contact your human resources department to submit the paperwork to have your charitable gift to the Monterey Symphony matched by your employer.

Deferred Gifts
Bequests, charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities are designated to the Monterey Symphony endowment fund and are a great way to support the Symphony in the future. To learn more, please visit Planned Giving or call Michelle Lange, Director of Development, at 831-645-1131 or via e-mail at mlange@montereysymphony.org.

 

Questions?

Please contact Michelle Lange, Director of Development, at 831-645-1131 or by email mlange@montereysymphony.org.