• Make a Gift

    Thank you for your gift to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra! 

    If you'd like to make a gift by phone or have questions, please contact the Development Office by phone today at (410) 783-8124.

     

  • FAQ

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    For more information or to make a donation over the phone, please contact our Development office at 410.783.8124 today. 
    Thank you!

    Donation FAQs:

    1. Are you just meeting the BSO?

    BSO Members receive exciting benefits that bring them even closer to the music, beginning at $75 with a behind-the-scenes look at a BSO rehearsal. At higher levels, you can celebrate with your BSO Musicians at Cast Parties, and our Governing Members (donors $3,000 and above) enjoy priority ticketing and other exclusive benefits.

    Review the full list of benefits at the Meyerhoff Concert Hall or Strathmore Music Center.

    2. Where can I mail my gift?

    Our mailing address is:

    BSO Membership Office
    1212 Cathedral St.
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    To provide additional gift instructions, you can use this donation form.

    For memberships, annual fund, or educational programs gifts, please make your check payable to “Baltimore Symphony Orchestra” and indicate your designation on the memo line: i.e. “Meyerhoff Membership.”

    For endowment gifts, and/or to make a contribution in support of the Resounding Campaign, please make your check payable to “Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust.”

    3. Does giving by credit card have an additional cost?

    No. While there is a fee that credit card processors charge us for accepting a credit card, we do not pass the charge on to you. You will get full credit for the amount you donate to the BSO.

    Should you wish the BSO to receive the full benefit of your intended gift, please add 3% to the donation amount.

    4. What is the BSO’s tax ID?

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra tax ID:  #52-0629696
    Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust tax ID:  #77-0659339

    5. How do I make a stock transfer?

    Please contact Latesha Taylor, Development Operations Coordinator at ltaylor@BSOmusic.org or 410-783-8015.

    6. How do I direct a gift from my IRA?

    To direct a gift to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra or to the Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust, please provide your IRA custodian with the tax ID # and mailing address:

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra:  #52-0629696
    OR
    Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust:  #77-0659339

    BSO Development Office
    1212 Cathedral St.
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    7. How do I make a grant recommendation from my donor advised fund?

    You can make a grant recommendation from your Donor Advised Fund online. For your convenience, here are some of the most common:

    Baltimore Community Foundation
    Catholic Community Foundation of Baltimore
    Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
    RBC
    The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
    UBS
    Vanguard Charitable

    8. Can I give in Honor or Memory of a friend or family member?

    Yes! Please click on the Special Instructions checkbox on the gift form. In the boxes provided, please enter the Name, Mailing Address, and Card Message for the person you wish to honor or memorialize. This ensures that we send an acknowledgement card to them and a tax receipt to you.

    9. Can I give a membership as a gift to someone else?

    Yes! To give a gift membership, click on the Special Instructions checkbox on the gift form. In the boxes provided, please enter the Name, Mailing Address, and Card Message for the person you wish to receive the gift membership. This ensures that we send an acknowledgement card to them and a tax receipt to you.

    10. I am a Federal Employee. Do you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign?

    Yes! You can give your gift with payroll deductions throughout 2018-2019. The BSO is listed in the annual Combined Federal Campaign catalog, under #11363. Please visit www.cbacfc.org (Chesapeake Bay Area) or www.cfcnca.org (National Capital Area), or ask your employer how to enroll today!

    11. How can I provide for the BSO in the future?

    The best way to provide for the BSO’s future is to make an endowment gift. Endowments provide one of the most secure streams of revenue because they provide income that the BSO can depend on in perpetuity, enabling it to weather the ebb and flow of other funding sources. When you make an endowment gift, every aspect of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra benefits annually from your investment including: our superb BSO musicians, our ever-expanding education and community outreach initiatives, and our innovative programs that are attracting new and diverse audiences.

    To make an endowment gift and/or to support the BSO’s Resounding Campaign, please contact: Angel Terol Campaign Director 410.783.8055 aterol@BSOmusic.org

    12. How can I make a gift through my estate?

    Including the BSO in your long-term financial plans secures a legacy of musical excellence for future generations. There are many ways to make a gift through your will, trust, IRA, life insurance policy or donor advised fund.

    To discuss ways to provide for your loved ones and the BSO, please contact:

    Sara Krusenstjerna
    Director of Philanthropic Planning
    410-783-8087
    skrusenstjerna@BSOmusic.org

    For more information about making a legacy gift, please visit our Planned Giving website.                 

    13. Does the BSO accept non-cash gifts (i.e. real estate, instruments, etc.)?

    Yes, the BSO accepts non-cash gifts on a case by case basis. Please contact the Development Office at 410.783.8124 if you would like to discuss making an in-kind gift to support the BSO.

    For more information or to make a donation over the phone please contact our Development Office at 410.783.8124 today.

    Thank you for supporting your Baltimore Symphony Orchestra!