Your Gift Can Last Forever


The Power of an Endowed Gift on the Symphony

An endowment gift to the Symphony today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.

Endowment donations are invested. A portion of the annual income from the investment is used to address immediate needs at the Symphony. The remaining funds are reinvested to ensure indefinite support.

An Example of How It Works

Longtime supporters Susan and Charlie have two goals: First, they want to make sure the Symphony continues to receive support after they're gone. Second, they want to memorialize Charlie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones.

Susan and Charlie make a $25,000 donation to the Symphony, which we invest, and each year, a portion of the income from the invested money will be used to support our mission in honor of the Joneses. Plus, Susan and Charlie get a federal income tax charitable deduction on their taxes because they made a lump-sum gift.


Next Steps

  1. Contact David Zhang, J.D. at 415-503-5445 or dzhang@sfsymphony.org to discuss endowed gifts.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include the Symphony in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: San Francisco Symphony
Address: San Francisco, CA
Federal Tax ID Number: 94-1156284

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Contact

David Zhang, J.D.

415-503-5445

dzhang@sfsymphony.org