Individual Giving

The Symphony welcomes gifts to the Annual Fund, which can be best spent for any immediate purpose, or for the endowment, which supports the PSO in the long term. There are many ways to make a gift to the Symphony. A gift of $1,500 or more qualifies you as a member of our Conductor’s Circle. Click here for information on donor benefits. This page will help you determine which donation option is right for you.

All donations to the PSO are tax deductible. Please note that the Symphony’s fiscal year runs from August 1st to July 31st. For more information, please contact Michael Manning at (207)-773-6128 ext. 311.

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Donate online: One of the simplest ways to make a gift to the Symphony is online using your credit card. Click here to enter your credit card information and make a donation online.

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Call In: Call our offices at 207-773-6128 to make a donation with your credit card.

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Send a Check: If you would like to mail us a check, our address is:

Portland Symphony Orchestra
50 Monument Square
2nd floor
Portland, ME 04101

Please make the check out to the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

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Securities or other appreciated assets: You can transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to the PSO. The PSO then sells your securities and uses the proceeds for its programs. You will receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of the transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them. You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold. For more information, or if you would like to make a transfer of stock, please contact Michael Manning at (207)-773-6128 ext. 311.

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Gifts In Kind:  Gifts in kind are an important way of benefiting the PSO through a charitable gift. Gifts in kind include donations of property other than cash and marketable securities, including but not limited to works of art, equipment, furnishings, and much more. For more information please contact Michael Manning at (207)-773-6128 ext. 311.

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Gifts from a family foundation: We accept gifts from family foundations. For more information please contact Michael Manning at (207)-773-6128 ext. 311.

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Matching gift program through your employer: Matching gifts allow you to increase your support to the PSO and gain greater donor benefits for your gift. Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees, sometimes doubling or tripling the original value of the gift. If you are intending to make a charitable donation to the Symphony, please check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gifts program.

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Memorials and Honorary Gifts: Gifts can celebrate special occasions or recognize the significant role the Symphony has had during a person’s lifetime. Honor a loved one’s connection to music by making an honorary or memorial gift to the PSO’s Annual Fund. When you make an honorary or memorial gift, we will send a notification card to the person in whose name the gift was made, or their family. The amount of your contribution will be kept confidential to the recipient. For more information, please contact Michael Manning at (207)-773-6128 ext. 311.

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Planned Giving: Planned giving allows you to make a significant impact with the resources you have accumulated during your lifetime. For more information on planned giving, please click here.

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lf you have any questions about giving, please contact Michael Manning, Donor Relations & Database Manager at (207) 773-6128 ext. 311.

 
 
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