Annual Gifts are a significant source of funding that helps close the gap between ticket revenue and expenses each year. The annual gifts of thousands of individuals and organizations help ensure each season’s artistic achievements and the day-to-day success of ongoing programs.
Endowed Funds establish permanent investments and provide an ongoing source of support for the Orchestra, allowing us to be less vulnerable to economic cycles.
Term Endowments are established to be spent over a specific time period, after which all or part of the funds become available.
Capital Gifts support renovation costs for buildings and facilities, helping to ensure that Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center remain among the finest performance venues in the country.
Legacy Giving, including bequests, living trusts, life insurance policies, retirement plans, and life income gifts, can provide a donor with considerable tax savings as well as an income for life, while also providing continual income for the Orchestra.
The Cleveland Orchestra depends on supporters at home and around the world to sustain and expand upon the artistic excellence that has brought Cleveland acclaim wherever it plays. You can become an active part of the local and global community that supports this cherished, vital institution by making a cash contribution.
Make a Gift of Stock
Many people choose to contribute to The Cleveland Orchestra by transferring securities rather than making a direct contribution of cash. By choosing this method of giving, you will not pay any capital gains tax on your gift, and you may be able to claim a Federal income tax deduction based on the full fair market value of the securities on the effective date of your gift. Details and step-by-step instructions.
IRA Charitable Rollover Extension
Congress most recently extended the IRA Charitable Rollover provision until December 31, 2014. Learn more about this advantageous way to give a gift to The Cleveland Orchestra.