Make a Donation
We are grateful to our many loyal supporters, and hope you too will support the orchestra. By contributing, you help enrich our community and sustain the priceless cultural heritage of classical music. Please help the Columbia Orchestra keep making Your Community's Music!
THROUGH JUNE 30, 2013: THE PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE! Our board president and and several past presidents will be matching new donations the entire month of June. What a great way to double your support for the orchestra!
Contributors will be acknowledged in our programs grouped into these giving levels:
- FRIEND (up to $99)
- DONOR ($100-$249)
- PATRON ($250-$499)
- BENEFACTOR ($500-$999)
- SPONSOR ($1,000-$1,999)
- CONDUCTOR'S CIRCLE ($2,000 and greater)
How to donate
By Employer Matching Gifts
Does your company offer matching gifts? Click here to see if your company will match your donation to the Columbia Orchestra.
Use our online donation form.
Your donation will be confirmed by e-mail, and you will receive a written acknowledgement and thank-you by mail.
First print and fill out our donation card. Viewing and printing this form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader; if you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download a free copy. Then mail the form along with a check to The Columbia Orchestra, sending it to the address at the bottom of this web page.
If you would like to make a non-cash donation to the orchestra, please contact the orchestra office at 410-465-8777. We will be happy to discuss other gifts with you.
If you would prefer that your donation remain anonymous, just let us know.
Where does your money go?
Of the FY12 Columbia Orchestra Budget totaling $183,100, ticket sales cover only 25% of our expenses. Your donation helps make it possible for us to rent concert and rehearsal space, contract outstanding soloists, rent and purchase music, and keep the community informed of our activities.
The Columbia Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) organization—donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by calling our office. Documents submitted to the State of Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401, for the cost of copying and mailing.