Thank you for considering support of the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. There are many ways to help, whether financially, in-kind donations, volunteering, etc. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
If you’d like to make a gift-in-kind, a gift of securities, or leave a planned gift, please call our offices at 403-255-9368.
Often, government and foundation grants will add a percentage to your donation, or even match them entirely! ATB donates 15% matching funds to your donation (use the ATB Button above).
Here are 7 ways we can maximize the effectiveness of your gift.
What does an Orchestra need?
1. Operating Funds
The “today” of the orchestra. Whether a Sponsorship or a pure Donation, operating funding is the heartbeat of the Orchestra.
2. Endowment Fund
The “tomorrow” of the orchestra. General Endowment Unallocated is a permanent fund set up by the charity to hold gifts in perpetuity. The capital is retained and only the income is used for the current work of the charity. This is the natural receptacle for memorial gifts, and often undesignated bequests are automatically directed to this fund. Gifts of any size can be placed in this fund.
3. Music Library
Very important for programming. The Music Director is limited in music choices by the budget available for purchasing or renting music. Each musician needs a part, and the Conductor needs a score. Complex works can cost $500-$1000 each for parts and scores.
When funds are available, the Orchestra is able to take small groups of professional players right into the classroom! While some school funds are available, many rural schools simply don't have the student numbers or music program funding to afford these opportunities for students.
Every musician needs a chair and a stand. Additionally, speciality instruments (percussion instruments, rare wind instruments) are often owned by the Orchestra, not the individual players. This fund provides for purchase, maintenance, and replacement of equipment.
6. donate tickets
Donate concert tickets to Veterans, the Elderly, the Disabled, and families who are less fortunate. We partner with community organizations to identify need, and your donated tickets are put to the best use!
7. adopt a musician
Adopt a musician! Consider endowing a chair in the Orchestra! Endowment of a chair is a great way to show your support - and encourage the playing of your favourite instrument!
If you'd like to donate services or gifts-in-kind, please call our office: 587-331-6226.
Thanks for your support. We really appreciate it!
Rocky Mountain Symphony Society is a Registered Charity
Charitable Number: 768670713RR0001