Individual Giving

Thank you for making this possible

ASO connects our local audiences to outstanding music and the outstanding classical musicians who live and work in Greater Boston — because we believe in the power of great music and performances to bring joy, nurture lives and communities, and enhance our quality of life.

We are supported by YOU.

You are ASO’s biggest source of funding and make each concert season possible.

Your gift keeps this significant professional orchestra in our community. Thank you.

Learn about ways to give, below.

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Thank you for considering a gift to Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. All gifts are gratefully received and very well used.

ASO’s Federal Tax ID: 23-7136079

1. Use this link to send us a gift online, using your credit card or PayPal account

2. Scan this QR Code to send us a gift using your Venmo account
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3. Call us at 781-331-3600 to send a gift with your credit card, over the phone

4. Download this form to initiate a stock transfer to ASO with your broker

5. Mail your gift check made out to Atlantic Symphony Orchestra to this address:

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 259
Hingham, MA 02043

Below are examples of the kind of impact of your gift could make for the orchestra. Use the button to send your gift online or mail to: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 259, Hingham, MA 02043

ASO’s Federal Tax ID: 23-7136079

Thank you

$50 will fund a portion of the travel costs for a concert.

$100 will help pay for a musician’s rehearsal session.

$250 will help pay for a section musician’s concert performance.

$300 will help pay for a principal musician’s concert performance.

$500 can help rent a large instrument for a concert cycle.

$1000 can help fund a small orchestra section for a concert.

$2500 can help fund a larger orchestra section for a concert.

A donation of ANY AMOUNT is gratefully received and well used!

Monthly giving is a tool for heroes at all levels.

You can make a great difference as a sustaining donor, with regular monthly contributions of any amount. It can be an easy way for you to give significantly, if you wish.

Monthly Sustainers at every level receive special recognition in each concert program booklet and on our website.

You can also join an ASO Clef Society or become an ASO Circle Member through monthly donations.

The Power of Monthly Giving

Harness the Giving Power of a Private Foundation Alternative

A donor advised fund (DAF), is like a charitable savings account. It gives you the flexibility to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact, or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

You can fund your DAF with cash, appreciated securities, retirement plan assets, tangible personal property, and real estate. Contact your fund administrator for more information.

You can also create a lasting legacy by naming Atlantic Symphony Orchestra the beneficiary of the entire account or a percentage of the fund. Contact your fund administrator for a beneficiary form.

Legal Name: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
Legal Mailing Address: PO Box 259, Hingham, MA 02043
Federal Tax ID: 23-7136079
DUNS ID: 039308412

Donor advised funds (DAFs) provide five primary tax benefits to the donor:

Income Tax: You receive an immediate income tax deduction in the year you contribute to your DAF. Since AEF is a public charity, contributions immediately qualify for maximum income tax benefits. The IRS does mandate some limitations, depending upon your adjusted gross income (AGI):
Deduction for cash – up to 60 % of AGI.
Deduction for securities and other appreciated assets – up to 30 % of AGI.
There is a five-year carry-forward for unused deductions.
Capital Gains Tax: You will incur no capital gains tax on gifts of appreciated assets (i.e. securities, real estate, other illiquid assets.)
Estate Tax: Your DAF will not be subject to estate taxes.
Tax-Free Growth: Your investments in a DAF can appreciate tax-free.
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT): If you are subject to alternative minimum tax (AMT), your contribution will reduce your AMT impact.
Contact your fund administrator or tax advisor regarding your specific situation.

Receive a Tax Deduction for Gifts of Securities and Mutual Funds

Securities and mutual funds that have increased in value and been held for more than one year are popular assets to use when making a charitable gift.

A gift of securities or mutual funds to us offers you the chance to support our work while realizing important benefits for yourself.

When you donate appreciated securities or mutual funds you have held more than one year to ASO, you can reduce or even eliminate federal capital gains taxes on the transfer. You might also be entitled to a federal income tax charitable deduction based on the fair market value of the securities at the time of the transfer.

Securities are most often used to support our work in the form of an outright gift. When you donate securities to the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 20 percent.

• Click here to download our securities donation form

Legal Name: Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
Legal Address: PO Box 259, Hingham, MA 02043
Federal Tax ID: 23-7136079

See Your Generosity in Action and Save on Taxes

Make a difference today and save on taxes. It’s possible when you support Atlantic Symphony Orchestra through your IRA.

A Special Opportunity for Those 70½ Years Old and Older

You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as The Carter Center without having to pay income taxes on the money. Gifts of any value $100,000 or less are eligible for this benefit and you can feel good knowing that you are making a difference at the Center. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short.

Why Consider This Gift?
• Your gift will be put to use today, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making.
• Beginning in the year you turn 72, you can use your gift to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD).
• You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.
• Since the gift doesn’t count as income, it can reduce your annual income level. This may help lower your Medicare premiums and decrease the amount of Social Security that is subject to tax.
Contact your fund administrator or tax advisor regarding your specific situation.

Your Clef Society Membership provides us with reliable support.

Members of our Clef Societies (see below) provide significant annual support and are important partners in keeping the ASO fully active in our communities.

As a Clef Society member, you will be recognized in our literature and on our website, invited to special events, and invited to request complimentary companion tickets* for one or two concerts of your choice, each year.
You can join an ASO Clef Society with an annual gift online or by mail, or through recurring monthly contributions. Feel free to contact us to discuss making your gift.
*Each companion ticket requires that a concert ticket has been purchased at the regular or subscription rate. Complimentary companion tickets are not available for Joyful Noise!.

Bass Clef Society

Gifts totaling $1000 – $2499 each year make you a member of our Bass Clef Society.

Members may request 2 companion tickets to a concert of their choice, each season.

Treble Clef Society

Gifts totaling $2500 – $3499 each year makes you a member of our Treble Clef Society,

Members may request 2 companion tickets to two concerts of their choice, each season.

Your major or leading gift secures the ASO mission.

Circle Members (see options below) provide crucial foundational support the orchestra needs to plan, hire, perform, administer, and provide community outreach, to fully meet our mission each season.

As a Circle Member, you become an essential partner.

In addition to named musician or programming sponsorships, recognition in our literature and on our website, thanks from the stage for Ensemble Circle level and higher, Circle Members are invited to special VIP events and experiences, receive personal communications and visits, and have the option to receive full season subscriptions* and/or request complimentary companion tickets** during the season.
You can become a Circle Member through a single annual gift or monthly contributions. Feel free to contact us to discuss making your gift.
*This will affect the deductibility of your gift; consult with your tax adviser.
**Each companion ticket requires that a concert ticket has been purchased at the regular or subscription rate. The requirement is waved for Orchestra and Conductor’s Circles.

Musicians Circle

Major gifts totaling $3500 – $4999 in a year make you a member of the Musicians Circle. Your support covers the expenses of retaining one or more section musicians.

Our orchestra sections include: first violin, second violin, viola, violoncello, bass, flute & piccolo, oboe, English horn, clarinet & bass clarinet, bassoon & contrabassoon, alto saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone & bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion, piano, harp, and harpsichord.

During a typical season, we contract with 40 – 50 section musicians.

As a Musicians Circle member, you receive 2 full-season subscriptions, if you choose, or up to 8 companion tickets to use at any main concerts during the season (limit of 2 at Joyful Noise!).
While not at all a requirement, we encourage you to sponsor a specific section musician of your choice — either in your name or in memory of a loved one — which will be noted in our program books and on our website. We also will be happy to designate a sponsored musician based on your preferences.
Aston add'l

Principal Musicians Circle

Major gifts totaling $5000 – $9999 in a year make you a member of the Principal Musicians Circle. Your support covers the expenses of retaining one or more principal musicians.

These superior musicians are leaders in their field and often principal for other elite orchestras. They lead and mentor their sections, as well as perform. Many of our principals have been with us for many years.

We typically name 15 – 18 principal musicians each season.

As a Principal Musicians Circle member, you receive 2 full-season subscriptions, if you choose, and 4 companion tickets to use any time during the season (limit of 2 at Joyful Noise!).
While not at all a requirement, we encourage you to sponsor a specific principal musician of your choice — either in your name or in memory of a loved one — which will be noted in our program books and on our website. We also will be happy to designate a sponsored principal musician based on your preferences.

Ensemble Circle

Major gifts totaling $10,000 — $19,999 in a year usher you into our Ensemble Circle.

Your gift can sponsor a group of ASO musicians, underwrite most of the expenses for a small to mid-sized chamber concert, or provide other vital support for the performance season.

We typically perform 1 – 3 chamber concerts each season.

As an Ensemble Circle member, you receive up to 4 full-season subscriptions, if you choose, and up to 10 companion tickets to use at any time during the season (limit of 2 at Joyful Noise!). You may sponsor one or more section or principal musicians of your choice, be named as a chamber concert underwriter, or be a supporting underwriter for a symphonic concert or the season, which will be noted in our program books and on our website.
Jin Kim conducting

Orchestra Circle & Conductor’s Circle

• Gifts totaling $20,000 or in a year more makes you a member of our Orchestra Circle.
• Gifts totaling at or above $50,000 welcome you into the ASO Conductor’s Circle.

Your leading gift at either level makes you a major program & mission partner for the season. Your support will underwrite a significant share of the orchestra’s expenses for one or more symphonic concerts, or retaining key staff, depending on the donation you make.

We typically perform 4 – 5 symphonic concerts each season.

As an Orchestra Circle or Conductor’s Circle member, you may sponsor multiple musicians, establish or fund a memorial chair, and/or be named as a sponsoring concert or season underwriter, which will be noted in our program books and on our website. In addition to special thanks, acknowledgments and regular personal contact and involvement, you will receive 6 full-season subscriptions, if you choose, and companion tickets as requested (limited for Joyful Noise!).