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Thank you for considering a gift to FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra as part of your contributions. Depending on the type of gift and the method of its delivery, the due date to claim a charitable deduction in calendar year 2019 will differ.

Giving Gifts Online

To make a gift online, please click here. You may use a Visa, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal for online gifts. We are able to take Discover Card only over the phone. All online gifts must be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 31, 2019 to count toward a 2019 tax deduction. Online gifts are processed at the time that the gift is submitted.

Credit Card Gifts By Phone

To make a credit card gift by phone, please call the FRIENDS’ Office at 612.371.5656. The Friends Office will be open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm during the month of December, with the exception of Wednesday, December 25, when the FRIENDS’ Office will be closed. In addition, the FRIENDS’ Office will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. Please do not leave credit card information on our voicemail, instead leave your name, phone number, and the best time to reach you and our staff will contact you.

Credit card gifts made over the phone must be processed by 1pm on Tuesday, December 31 to count toward a 2019 tax deduction. Otherwise, you can make your credit card gift online through 11:59pm on December 31.

Gifts by Check

You may make a gift by sending a check made out to FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra to:

FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra
Attention: Ann Lahm
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403

All gifts by check must be postmarked by December 31 to count toward a 2019 tax deduction.

Gifts of Securities

For instructions on donating gifts of securities, please contact us at friends@friendsofmnorch.org and our President, Mary Ella Pratte, will be in touch with you.

We will need the following information:

  • Full name of the Donor(s)
  • Name of the stock to be gifted
  • Number of shares
  • Designation of gift
  • Broker’s name, company, and contact number

All gifts of securities must be received by FRIENDS by Tuesday, December 31, 2019 to count toward a 2019 tax deduction.

Gifts in Honor or Memory of Someone

Honorary and memorial gifts to FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra are a way to honor the legacy of a loved one while providing vital support to FRIENDS’s mission.  Because of the nature of our programs, we think that gifts honoring musicians, music teachers, band and choir directors, and elementary school teachers are especially appropriate.  Please provide instructions to us about your gift using this form.

Gifts in honor or in memory may be made in the following ways:

Online: visit https://friendsofminnesotaorchestra.org/donation/ and select “This gift is made in memory of/in honor of” under “Select additional options.”

By Phone: Call the FRIENDS’ Office at 612.371.5694 to give by credit card over the phone.  Please do not leave your credit card information on our voicemail. Simply leave a message with your name, phone number, and the best time to contact you, and we will be in touch.

Upon receipt of an honorary or memorial gift, FRIENDS will acknowledge the tax-deductible contribution to the donor, as well as notify the honoree or a designated family member at the provided address. If you are a family member looking to receive notification of gifts made in your loved one’s memory, please be in touch with the FRIENDS Office at the number below.

Honorary/Memorial gifts can be given at any time, but must be postmarked or received by December 31 to qualify as a 2019 tax deduction. Gifts received after this will count towards 2020.

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