Support the Orchestra

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The Orchestra relies on robust community support to make symphonic music local, accessible, affordable, and exciting for all ages.
Did you know that it costs the Orchestra about $30,000 to produce one concert? Or that ticket sales cover only 15% of our needs? The rest of our funding comes from grant awards, corporate sponsorships, and donations from our patrons. Contributions from people like you keep us on stage! Fortunately, there are a number of great ways to support us.

Make a Donation

The easiest way to give is online through Box Office Tickets. Your contribution is tax deductible, and will support PCSO in continuing to bring you the finest affordable orchestral music in the Portland community.

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You can also donate by check. Make out to: Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 6559, Portland, OR 97228.

Friend: $10-99
Sustaining Member: $100-249
Patron: $250-499
Benefactor: $500-999
Guardian Angel: $1000-2499
Conductor's Circle: $2500+

Become a Chair Sponsor

Chair Sponsorship Program ~ 2016-2017

Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra invites you to become a Chair Sponsor of your favorite musician. Sponsors are acknowledged in each of our season concert programs on a page devoted to this special underwriting program. In addition, sponsors are noted on the player page of our website. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law, and will support PCSO in continuing to bring you the finest affordable orchestral music in the Portland community. Let your favorite musician know you appreciate the work he/she does by becoming a PCSO Chair Sponsor.

Attend A Fundraising Event

Gala ~ TBA 2018

Donate While You Shop

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The Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program allows you to give a percentage of your grocery purchase to your favorite non-profit.

Visit and link your Fred Meyers rewards card to Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra (NPO number 94793).

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Amazon will give a percentage of your online purchase to your favorite non-profit.

Simply shop through and designate Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra to get your support. Get more details here.

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Established in 1997, iGive is the first online shopping mall where a portion of each purchase benefits the shopper's favorite cause. All you need to do is create a free iGive account, and shop through the website (or install the optional iGive Button). It's all automatic, and there are no extra costs. Every time you shop at any of the 1,000+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend (up to 26% of each purchase) benefits Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra.

Donate A Vehicle

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Donate your used vehicle to us through Cars for Charity. Our partner organization will pick up your vehicle from any location. Cars for Charity accepts cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, and other vehicles in any condition.

Call 971-221-3388 and visit for more info.

Donate Stock

Charitable gifts of appreciated stock can provide tremendous tax benefits to contributors. You may avoid paying capital gains and qualify for a current tax deduction for the current fair market value of the asset, regardless of the original price paid for the stock. Check with your tax advisor, and contact Executive Director Betsy Hatton at 503-234-4077 for information.


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Our concerts are made possible by the efforts of dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in supporting the orchestra while enjoying performing arts events, sign up for projects through our partner Hands On Greater Portland.