Smart Ways to Give

Gifts of Stock

Get “double” tax benefits by gifting appreciated stock and avoiding capital gains tax. 


If you are 70½ or older, a QCD is a great way to support the Spokane Symphony. QCD’s made from your IRA (up to $100,000 per person per year or $200,000 per couple) are not reportable as taxable income.

For tax purposes, the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) must pass directly from your IRA to the Spokane Symphony, NOT withdrawn from your account. Contact your Financial Advisor who will make the distribution directly to the Spokane Symphony with your approval.


A donor advised fund (DAF) is a smart way to give under a public charity. It is done by making an irrevocable gift of cash or other assets to a financial or community institution, receiving a tax deduction, and as a “donor-advisor” may make non-binding grant recommendations to benefit the charities you care about. Some financial or community institutions you might think of are Innovia, Schwab Charitable, or Fidelity Charitable, among others.

Will you please make the work of nonprofits easier by letting us know who you are? 


Sustaining gifts are designed to make your Annual Fund giving more convenient and to benefit the Spokane Symphony by providing a more reliable, steady cash flow throughout the season. Automatic monthly giving also removes the need for mailed pledge reminders, benefiting the environment and saving the Symphony valuable staff time and postage costs.


Employee matching funds are a great opportunity to double the impact of your organization’s gift to the Spokane Symphony! Historically, organizations have matched their employees’ gifts as part of a special event like our Holiday Pops concert or contributions to our annual fund.


Concert sponsorships options are varied, and we can help you decide the perfect fit for your community outreach preferences.

Your sponsorship can aid in the production and implementation of Symphony Masterworks, Pops, community concerts, specials, Chamber Soireés, and many different Fox Presents shows at the Fox Theater.

  • Platinum: $25,000
  • Gold: $15,000
  • Silver: $7,500

Impressions are everything:

  • 60+ concerts each season
  • 150,000 attendees
  • 60,000 program books distributed annually
  • 25,000 weekly views of Marquee


The Spokane Symphony Business Circle program is comprised of leaders in the business community who value the arts and who understand the positive impact the arts have on children, their families, and the community as a whole. Giving Levels:

  • Platinum ($5,000)
  • Gold ($3,000)
  • Silver ($1,500)

As a Business Circle member, your business will receive exclusive partnership perks such as an invitation to our annual donor celebration and concert tickets as well as recognition in the Symphony’s seasonal newsletter and the season-long program book.


Love The Fox? Become a Friend of The Fox today and help us maintain this local treasure! Friends of The Fox enjoy special benefits that enhance their experience at the theater!


A contribution to the Spokane Symphony Society in your estate plan allows you to contribute to the Symphony’s success while achieving your own philanthropic and financial goals.  Naming the Symphony as a beneficiary in your will, or as a beneficiary of life insurance, your retirement fund, or your savings or checking account all represent forms of legacy giving.  With the help of your attorney or financial advisor, you can also use a more complex instrument such as a charitable life-income trust.


Gifts of real estate are a smart way to make an impact without dipping into your bank account – and without paying capital gains tax!

The Spokane Symphony, PO Box 365, Spokane, WA 99210, is a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID# 91-0730435) and registered with the Secretary of State, Washington State. Contributions qualify for the maximum charitable income tax deduction permitted by law.

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