Spokane Symphony Development
Your donation matters. The viability of the Spokane Symphony is dependent on the support of its community: local businesses and people like you. Whether you make a recurring or one-time donation, purchase season tickets or attend the occasional concert, or donate your time by volunteering at an event -- you make a difference!
Your donation goes into the Annual Fund, which is the backbone of the Symphony as it supports our musicians as well as all aspects of concert productions and community outreach. To make a gift of stock please contact the Development Director at 509.464.7077.
There are three easy ways to donate to the Spokane Symphony:
Download our donation form and mail the completed form and payment to the Symphony office
Community Challenge! Dr. Elizabeth Welty, a longtime community benefactor, has stepped forward with a challenge to benefit the Spokane Symphony Society. She has pledged a generous gift, and challenged the community to step forward to support the Symphony. To have your donation included in the challenge gift follow the donation instructions above and choose '12-13 Matching Gift' as the designation.
“This is the community’s orchestra and now is the time for the community to support them by donating to the Spokane Symphony Society.”
-Dr. Elizabeth Welty
The Spokane Symphony’s sponsors enjoy visibility, prestige, and access to a targeted audience of more than 150,000 from around the region. Sponsors receive significant advertising opportunities in the Symphony’s marketing and promotional materials along with a variety of opportunities to entertain clients, employees and friends.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kat Langenheim at 509-464-7077.
Musical Legacy Society
By making a planned gift, you can help preserve the Spokane Symphony and keep the music alive for future generations.
The Musical Legacy society exists to thank and recognize planned gift donors who have included us in their estate plans. Since 2003, more than two dozen donors have come forward to share the good news about their planned gifts such as:
- Making the Symphony the beneficiary of an IRA
- Making the Symphony the beneficiary of an insurance policy
- Making a bequest to help sponsor a concert
- Setting up a trust that supports the Symphony now and the family later
- Setting up a trust that gives the donor a lifetime income now and supports the Symphony later.
To join the Musical Legacy Society, simply let us know that you have included the Spokane Symphony in your estate plans by contacting Melody Fisher at 509.464.7076.
Spokane Symphony and Fox Theater Endowment Fund
A Gift to the Spokane Symphony’s Endowment Fund will help to build a secure financial foundation for the Symphony for years to come.
Since 1945, Symphony friends have supported the Spokane Symphony through Annual Fund donations. With an eye toward long-term growth and stability, a group of donors established the Spokane Symphony Endowment fund in 1981,
Earnings from the Endowment are the foundation of a long-term relationship between the Symphony and the community. Investment in top-quality professional musicians requires continuity. Crucial programs such as free parks concerts, music education events in schools, visiting guest artists, and outreach to new listeners cannot be sustained without a growing Endowment. Future success is built upon plans and commitments created now. Endowment distributions provide a cushion against short-term economic volatility and have helped the organization grow to the amazing organization we are today.
Your gifts to the Spokane Symphony Endowment help sustain our present and our future. The Symphony Endowment is carefully managed by an independent Endowment Board of Directors. That Board’s purpose is to continue the truly priceless legacy we have in the Spokane Symphony.
In accordance with the Endowment Board’s strict policy, the Spokane Symphony receives a small annual payout each season to help pay salaries for musicians and guest artists, subsidize ticket prices, and cover concert expenses and education activities. To support the Symphony’s future, the corpus of the Endowment remains invested and is left to grow.