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Annual Fund

Your tax-deductive gift to the Annual Fund brings the impact of music to our community. Help the PSO enrich lives through world-class music programs on-and-off the stage. Learn about our different Ways to Give, and the different Donor Levels and Benefits.

THE NEXT ERA BEGINS WITH YOUR INVESTMENT TODAY.

MAKE YOUR GIFT TODAY

Ways to Give

Credit Card

Donate online or call the PSO office with your credit card information at (207) 773-6128 x311.


GIFTS OF STOCK

Please notify the PSO that you will be making a gift.

Donor Relations & Database Manager
(207) 773-6128 x 311

LEGACY GIVING

You can make an extraordinary impact on the PSO. There are many ways to meet your philanthropic goals – bequest while leaving a meaningful legacy for future generations. You will also become a member of the Legacy Society, a dedicated group of supporters that celebrates their giving intentions with an annual lunch with PSO leadership and artists.

Our development team welcomes the opportunity to help you and answer questions. Call Leah Robertson at (207) 773-6128 x304 to learn more.


FOUNDATION + GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Advance our mission of enriching lives through music to expand our reach to all members in our community. To learn more, contact Charlotte Gill at (207) 773-6128 x309.


IRA ROLLOVER

IRA Charitable Rollover allows individuals 70 1/2 and older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRAs to charitable organizations without having to count the distributions as taxable income.


SPECIAL PROJECTS

Gifts that support special projects can strengthen the PSO’s artistic and educational programs. Donors who are interested in supporting or discussing a specific project are encouraged to call Leah Robertson at (207) 773-6128 x304.


VOLUNTEER

Support the PSO with your time and talents. Contact PSO’s Lead Volunteer Kathy Reyering.


Cash/Check
Checks can be made out to:
Portland Symphony Orchestra
50 Monument Square, 2nd floor
Portland, ME 04101

HONOR/MEMORY
Celebrate special occasions or recognize the significant role the PSO has had during a person’s lifetime. When you make an honorary or memorial gift, we will notify your honoree or the person’s family. Contact Lindsay Chard at (207)-773-6128 x311 to learn more.

Invest in your community and your brand. The PSO offers partnership opportunities for businesses large and small. Contact Charlotte Gill at (207) 773-6128 x309 to learn more about partnering with the PSO. The Portland Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges our corporate sponsors.


ENDOWMENT

Invest in the PSO’s future – its musicians, artistic capacity, accessible music programs, and leadership in Portland’s cultural landscape. Call Leah Robertson at (207) 773-6128 x304 to learn more.

You can make an extraordinary impact on the PSO. There are many ways to meet your philanthropic goals – bequest while leaving a meaningful legacy for future generations. You will also become a member of the Legacy Society, a dedicated group of supporters that celebrates their giving intentions with an annual lunch with PSO leadership and artists.

Matching Gifts
Many companies participate in matching-gift programs for charitable gifts made by their employees. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your generosity will be made even greater through a match by your employer.

Special Events

Celebrate and support the Symphony’s work with friends and community members. View all Special Events coming up.


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Donor Levels and Benefits

New for the 2020-21 Season

DONOR UNDER  $99

  • Monthly donor e-newsletter
  • Invitation to our Donor Thank You Virtual Concert
BECOME A DONOR

 

ASSOCIATE  $250-499
all preceding plus

  • Recognition on donor listings
BECOME AN ASSOCIATE

 

PATRON  $1,000-1,499
all preceding plus

  • Invitation to a Virtual Meet & Greet with a PSO musician
BECOME A PATRON

FRIEND  $100-249
all preceding plus

  • Entry to one Virtual Music Lovers Luncheon and one Virtual Symphony 101
  • Invitation to a virtual back stage tour
BECOME A FRIEND

 

SUSTAINER  $500-999
all preceding plus

  • Receive a special holiday thank you video from our PSO musicians
BECOME A SUSTAINER

Conductor’s Circle Donors

Gifts of $1,500 or more qualify for membership in the Conductor’s Circle. There are four tiers of membership within the Conductor’s Circle, as listed below with Principal Player, Concertmaster, Silver Baton and Gold Baton levels:

PRINCIPAL PLAYER  $1,500-2,999
all preceding plus

  • Invitation to five Artist Circle events (digital or live)
  • Invitation to a virtual event with Executive Director Carolyn Nishon and Music Director Eckart Preu
  • Invitation to virtual music salon featuring a PSO musician
  • Monthly Conductor’s Circle e-newsletter
BECOME A PRINCIPAL PLAYER

 

SILVER BATON  $5,000-9,999
all preceding plus

  • Invitation to a private interactive salon event featuring a PSO musician (digital or live)
BECOME A SILVER BATON MEMBER

CONCERTMASTER  $3,000-4,999
all preceding plus

  • Invitation to an additional virtual music salon (two salons total)
  • Invitation to three virtual studio tours/demonstrations from a PSO musician
BECOME A CONCERTMASTER

 

GOLD BATON  $10,000 and above
all preceding plus

  • Investor update from Executive Director Carolyn Nishon and Music Director Eckart Preu
  • Invitation to an exclusive Gold Baton event (digital or live) with multiple performances by PSO musicians
BECOME A GOLD BATON MEMBER

Contact Us

For more information about the PSO Donor Levels and different Conductor Circles or to make a gift, please contact:

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Director of Development
Leah Robertson, ext. 304
lrobertson (at) portlandsymphony.org

Annual Fund & Leadership Gifts Officer
Lindsay Conrad, ext. 316
lconrad (at) portlandsymphony.org

TO MAKE A GIFT:
Donor Relations & Database Manager
Lindsay Chard, ext. 311
lchard (at) portlandsymphony.org

Phone: (207) 773-6128

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Attn: Annual Fund
50 Monument Sq., 2nd Floor
Portland, ME 04101

The Portland Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)3 organization | The fiscal year runs August 1 through July 31 | Tax ID #: 01-6006058
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