In addition to encouraging annual gifts by individuals and organizations, the Symphony Board has created an Endowment Fund which is held at the Unity Foundation of La Porte County. Investment income from The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra's endowment helps assure that programs and activities continue. An endowment gift can be designated toward a specific project or as an unrestricted gift for the Orchestra's most important annual needs.
The growth of the Endowment Fund will provide funding to assure that the quality of programming for which the Orchestra has come to be known will not be compromised. New initiatives are needed to help more people know about, understand and celebrate the great music of all times. Gifts of any amount will be appreciated and all donors will be recognized in the annual report of the Orchestra and in concert program booklets (unless anonymity is requested).
In addition to Annual and Endowment Giving, the following avenues for giving have been established by the Board of Directors:
Gifts may be made by:
- credit card
- transfer of shares of stock or other securities
- donation of assets
- designation in a will or trust
Many companies match their employees' contributions to organizations such as the orchestra. Personnel Offices usually have information and forms needed to take advantage of this opportunity.