It’s the small pieces that make up the big picture…

…and we need you in our picture!

Since our humble beginnings nearly 40 years ago, Portland Columbia Symphony has come to play a critical role in the community for audiences, families, and musicians alike. Only with the financial support of people like you can PCSO continue to:

• keep ticket prices low and affordable
• perform in comfortable, convenient, venues
• provide competitive creative jobs for some of the best musicians the Portland area has to offer
• explore music that most symphonies don’t, like pieces by local, living, and under-represented composers
• introduce the joys of orchestral music to kids and families
• build and reach audiences in both Portland and East County, as the only orchestra to serve the Gresham community
• explore new ways to connect with one another during the COVID-19 pandemic

At PCSO, every drop in the bucket counts. Perhaps you’d like to show your appreciation with $10, or maybe you’d like to make an easy, hassle-free monthly contribution; or perhaps you’d like to sponsor your favorite musician’s chair! Learn more about just how far your gift can go.

No matter what, you’ll rest assured knowing that your gift is both felt and valued deeply here at Portland Columbia Symphony.

Please join us with a gift today!
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Questions? Contact Executive Director Rebekah Phillips.

Portland Columbia Symphony is a 501(c) 3 organization (Tax ID # 93-0928813). Your full donation is tax-deductible.

 

 

No gift is too small to support local kids, musicians, and community in a BIG way.

…no matter how you do the numbers!

$10 – “Uplift our Community” video project
Whether fun, funny, or just plain good, this new video series, launched to uplift our community during the pandemic, has illustrated the endless talent and creativity of our players. Ten gifts of $10 pays a PCSO musician to create a totally unique installment, like this one, and this one.

$25 – Connects PCSO with 4,000 people
Talk about a return on investment! Just $25 connects our engaging social media content with more than 4,000 people in our community. What better way to get our name out there?

$50 – PCSO “Give-Back” volunteer day
We believe that a thriving musical ecosystem requires that arts organizations look out for each other through advocacy, mentorship, and volunteerism. Just three gifts of $50 supports sending PCSO staff to give two hours of time in support of a peer organization or worthy cause on company time.

$100Virtual performances for the entire world to watch
During the pandemic, we’re livestreaming performances by PCSO chamber ensembles in virtual concerts that are free to the entire public. Five gifts at this level covers over half of the audio engineer’s fee.

$150 – Duet experience for music students and PCSO players
Devastating school closures have caused the suspension of orchestra and band programs. One gift at this level creates the opportunity for a high school student to build listening, blending, and ensemble skills by playing duets with a PCSO player via video recording.

$250 Sponsor a musician’s chair!
Support the musicians you love! One gift of $250 helps pay for the costs of a section musician’s music rental, paycheck, and more. You can even co-sponsor a chair with a friend or family member! As your connection to the orchestra deepens, you’ll also receive acknowledgment on their bio page and the undying love of the musician you’re supporting. (Principal and Section Sponsorships also available.)

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And if that’s not enough, there are a few more projects we’ve got in the works that could use your support! We can’t say too much just yet, but if you’re interested in helping to underwrite education projects that support youth and young musicians from marginalized communities, contact Executive Director Rebekah Phillips today.

Chair sponsorship

Our chair sponsorship program connects our wonderful musicians with our wonderful supporters – what could be better? By sponsoring a chair, your experience becomes even more meaningful.

Sponsorship rates for the 2020-2021 Season

Section player: $250
Principal player: $500
Concertmaster: $1,500
Conductor: $5,000

All chair sponsors are recognized by name in our program books and online, and receive the first right to renew the sponsorship the following season.

SPONSOR A MUSICIAN’S CHAIR

Leadership Circle – Make a sustained impact

Leadership Circle donors make gifts of $2,500 or more each year to Portland Columbia Symphony’s Annual Fund. Through their exceptional commitment to the organization, these dedicated donors play a vital part in helping maintain and strengthen PCSO’s role in the community.

Partner

$2,500 – $4,999

Innovator

$5,000 – $9,999

Leader

$10,000 – $19,999

Cornerstone

$20,000+

Your Leadership Circle gift supports:

• Innovative outreach programs to educate and inspire future classical audiences and musicians.
• World-class artists and soloists who bring commissions and premieres from today’s leading composers to our local stage.
• Access to safe, quality classical concerts for our community’s most vulnerable populations.

As part of the Leadership Circle, you’ll receive updates on PCSO’s continuing work in the community and engage with other Leadership Circle members at receptions held throughout the year.

Questions? Contact Executive Director Rebekah Phillips.

Portland Columbia Symphony is a 501(c) 3 organization (Tax ID # 93-0928813). Your full donation is tax-deductible.

Stock Transfers and Planned Giving

To learn more about transferring securities or gifts of stock and planned giving, contact Rebekah Phillips, executive director, at 503-234-4077.

Workplace Giving (Matching Gifts)

Many community-minded companies, including some of Oregon’s largest employers, will match your contribution! After making your gift, simply inquire with your company to find out whether this is possible, and follow the instructions they provide.

Here are just a few of the companies that will match their employees’ gifts…

Adobe Systems
Aetna
Alaska Air
Allstate Insurance Company
American Express Co.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Apple
AT & T, Inc.
Bank of America
Bank of the West
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Boeing Company
BP
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Charles Schwab and Company, Inc
Chevron
Coca-Cola Company
Columbia Sportswear Company
Costco
Dell
Deutsche Bank Americas
Equifax, Inc.
ExxonMobil
First Independent Bank
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Franklin Templeton Investments
Freddie Mac
Gannett Company, Inc.
Gap, Inc
GE
Geico
General Mills, Inc.
Genentech
GlaxoSmithKline
Goodrich Corporation
Hanna Andersson
H.J. Heinz Company
Hoffman Corporation
The Home Depot
Homestead Capital
HSBC-North America
IBM Corporation
ING
Intuit Inc.
John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Kaiser Permanente
Keen
KeyBank
Kinder Morgan
Kraft Foods
Laika
Land O’Lakes
Levi Strauss & Co.
Liberty Mutual
Lincoln Financial Group
Logitech Inc.
Macy’s, Inc.
Maytag Corporation
Mazda (North America), Inc.
MBank
McAfee, Inc.
McDonald’s Corp.
Mentor Graphics Corp.
Merck & Company, Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
M Financial Group
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Microsoft Corporation
Moda Health
Monsanto Company
Monsoon, Inc
Morgan Stanley
Motorola Foundation
Nike, Inc.
NW Natural
Oracle Corporation
Pacific Power
PacifiCorp
The Pepsi Bottling Group
PepsiCo
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pfizer, Inc.
Pitney Bowes, Inc.
PNC Financial Services Group
Portland General Electric
Progressive Insurance
Prudential Insurance Company of America
Radio Shack
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
RBC Wealth Management, Inc.
REI
Rejuvenation, Inc.
Safeco Corporation
Sony Corporation of America
Sprint
The Standard
Stanley Black & Decker
Starbucks
Subaru of America, Inc.
Tektronix, Inc.
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Time Warner, Inc.
UBS
Unilever United States, Inc.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service
U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Cellular
Verizon Corporation
Wells Fargo
Wieden + Kennedy

Support PCSO While You Shop

We applaud these companies for giving back to the charities their customers support most.

Select Portland Columbia Symphony as your designated charity at AmazonSmile to support PCSO when you shop online. Every little bit counts, and almost everything that’s sold via Amazon is also available through AmazonSmile.

Fred Meyer is also giving back to non-profits. Sign up and use your Community Rewards Card to generate a few extra dollars for PCSO each year.

In the market for a new or used car? Shop at Gresham Ford and tell them we sent you – they’ll also make a donation to PCSO!