MAKE A DONATION TO THE WEST MICHIGAN SYMPHONY
Your support helps us extend our reach in the community, expand our education programs and maintain high levels of musical excellence.
There are many ways you can help support West Michigan Symphony’s mission to engage our communities and inspire and enrich lives. Whether it’s individual or corporate giving, all donations matter!
Ticket sales cover only a fraction of WMS program costs so contributions from our community are essential to the Symphony’s future vitality.
Your donation is fully tax-deductible and will be acknowledged with a receipt for tax purposes.
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INDIVIDUAL GIVING IDEAS
Gifts from individuals account for 59% of our annual revenue and are often made in many different ways. To make a secure, tax deductible donation now, simply click on the one-time or the recurring donation buttons above to make your individual gift to the Symphony today.
If you would like to know more about any of the methods of giving listed below, please feel free to contact Carla Hill, President & CEO, at 231.726.3231 x222.
• Planned Giving
• IRA Charitable Rollovers
• Stock Donations
• Your Time (volunteer with us)
• Sponsor Sheet Music
75TH ANNIVERSARY CIRCLE CAMPAIGN AND OLTHOFF MATCH
Join West Michigan Symphony’s 75th Anniversary “Circle Campaign.” Spearheaded by Michael and Kay Olthoff, the Circle Campaign is a challenge match (2:1 match) of up to $75,000 per year for the next three years.
Mike and Kay just completed a three-year match campaign with Symphony donors and have renewed and increased their gift in celebration of our 75th Anniversary.
The Campaign will raise funds to support the Symphony’s artistic programming, arts education for children and capital improvements at its office and performance space, The Block. Please consider renewing or establishing an annual gift to West Michigan Symphony and help us celebrate three quarters of a century of symphonic music. Donate now or call 231.726.3231 for more information.
ENGAGE YOUR COMPANY
When your business supports the West Michigan Symphony you’re partnering with a world class arts organization that for over three-quarters of a century has been a leader for the arts in our community. A strong arts presence in turn strengthens our local economy, turning our downtown and neighboring downtowns into destinations where people work, live, and spend their leisure and entertainment dollars.
If you would like to know more about how your business can become involved in corporate giving, please feel free to contact Carla Hill, President & CEO, at 231.726.3231 x222.
FUNDING VIA GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
West Michigan Symphony has numerous community-based and educational programs that seek grant support. Some of these programs are:
• Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Children’s Beginner Music Program
• Instrument Petting Zoo
• Click Clack Moosic Children’s Story Time
• Operational Grants
Please feel free to use the information below as resource for donation, funding and grant applications.
WMS MISSION STATEMENT
The West Michigan Symphony is recognized for musical passion and excellence, engaging our communities through innovation and education to inspire and enrich lives.
WMS CORE VALUES
• Community Focused
WMS Board of Directors and Staff