Enhancing Our Community Through Music

Music has the power to inspire, heal, entertain, and transform. At the Redlands Symphony, we strive to use music for the betterment of communities across the Eastern Inland Empire. Neighborhoods thrive when communities have spaces for connection and belonging.

Your monetary support of the Redlands Symphony beyond a ticket purchase ensures that our region is positively impacted and our friends and neighbors have access to experiences that will leave them feeling renewed and enriched.

Educating and Inspiring the Future

Did you know that young people who have arts exposure and are involved in the arts in some capacity are four times as likely to be recognized for academic success? Additionally, students from historically marginalized communities who participate in the arts have a high school completion rate of 96% as opposed to a rate of 78% for their peers who do not have arts exposure?

Children and adults alike deserve access to high quality arts and cultural experiences. Our flagship education program, OrKIDstra, brings 4th and 5th grades students from local school districts together for a free concert focused on interdisciplinary learning through the arts.

Donor Opportunities & Ways to Get Involved

Annual Fund

A gift of any amount to the Annual Fund goes directly to help underwrite the costs of annual operating expenses including musician's wages, music rental, program printing, and administrative overhead.

Golden Baton Society

Pledges and gifts of $500 or more for 5 consecutive years receive special acknowledgement in concert programs. Golden Baton Society members receive invitations to special events, including the Golden Baton Society Luncheon and sneak peak of the upcoming season.

Season and Concert Sponsorship

Supporting the entire season, a series, or an individual concert is a great way to ensure stability for our community's artistic appetite and to keep Redlands Symphony operating at a consistent level. Sponsors are acknowledged in concert programs, on our website, and other printed and digital materials

Musician Endowments and Sponsorships

Making a lasting commitment in the musicians of the orchestra by endowing or sponsoring a musician's position.

Endowed chairs are long-term gifts, invested within the Redlands Symphony Endowment, and come with naming rights.

Musician Sponsorships are one-year, renewable commitments to a particular position within the orchestra.

Business Partners

The Redlands Symphony supports businesses within the local Inland Empire region in a number of ways.

From rewarding employees to advertising your product or service to a dedicated audience in the Symphony program, the Business Partnership Program provides ways for you to grow your business and become more involved in the community.

Legacy Giving and Estate Planning

By including the Redlands Symphony in your estate planning, you can be sure that your legacy lives on through consistent support of the Redlands Symphony.

Gifts given through legacy planning may be eligible for significant tax advantages for your and your heirs.

Contact Dr. Kevin Eberle-Noel, Executive Director, for more information on including the Redlands Symphony in your estate plans.

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Other Ways to Give

Donor-Advised Funds

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a simple, flexible, and tax-efficient way to give to your favorite charities. They have become the fastest growing charitable giving mechanism in the United States.

You can create a DAF by partnering with a public charity that sponsors them. By contributing cash or other assets to the sponsoring charity, you become eligible for an immediate tax deduction. You can then support the causes that are important to you by making grants from your DAF to any IRS-qualified charity.

Appreciated Securities

By donating long-term appreciated securities, your charitable giving can have greater impact. You can gift the securities directly to the charity of your choice or use them to fund a Donor-Advised Fund, if you have one.

Contributing long-term appreciated securities in this way may provide more money to your charity, minimize capital gains tax exposure, and allow you to take a tax deduction. There are guidelines and rules that must be followed. You should consult your financial advisor or tax professional for details.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

As you consider your year-end contributions to the charities you support, you may want to consider contributing through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA.

A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA to a qualified charity. In addition to the benefits of giving to your favorite charity, a QCD excludes the amount donated from taxable income, which is unlike regular withdrawals from an IRA. Keeping your taxable income lower may reduce the impact to certain tax credits and deductions, including Social Security and Medicare.

There are rules and requirements that must be followed. You should consult your financial advisor and tax professional for details.

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) are minimum amounts that IRA and retirement plan account owners generally must withdraw annually starting with the year they reach age 72 (73 if you reach age 72 after Dec. 31, 2022). Retirement plan account owners can delay taking their RMDs until the year in which they retire, unless they're a 5% owner of the business sponsoring the plan. Owners of traditional IRA, and SEP and SIMPLE IRA accounts must begin taking RMDs once the account holder is age 72 (73 if you reach age 72 after Dec. 31, 2022), even if they're retired.

Consult your financial professional or the IRS Website for more information on using your RMD to promote connection, community, and culture here in the Inland Empire.

We are grateful for our individual donors and our corporate and governmental sponsors:

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