19-20 Fall Matching Campaign

Double-Your-Impact $200,000 Matching Challenge

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As a donor, you make possible incredible performances here in Walnut Creek. You put smiles on the faces of young student musicians in an at-risk community just a few miles away in San Pablo—and you boost their test scores for a brighter future. Your support gives opportunity to emerging artists and composers, including many homegrown talents. Together, we are bringing together our diverse community through the shared language and love of music.

Your gift during the fall CONNECTIONS matching campaign underpins the California Symphony’s 2019-20 season of concerts, music education, and community engagement programs. And when you donate during the challenge, your impact is doubled, with all gifts matched dollar-for-dollar up to $200,000 through October 31.

What Does Your Gift Support

  • From Beethoven to Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Vivaldi, a series of exciting concerts performed by this world-class, professional orchestra under the direction of Music Director Donato Cabrera—all right here in Walnut Creek.
  • Sound Minds – Intensive music lessons and the chance to learn an instrument provided at no cost to families, changing the lives of local children who live in an economically-challenged community and for whom music education is truly a transformative force.
  • Emerging composers and soloist talent, experiencing the bright lights at center stage and developing their careers.

Your Impact Doubled

Give by October 31 and California Symphony supporter Sharon Simpson will match your gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $200,000, so your impact is doubled!

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For more information, or if you would like a staff member to help guide you through giving, call us at 925.280.2490 or email us at info@californiasymphony.org. We are grateful for your support!


Ways to Make a Gift


 Online – Donate securely online
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Call the office and we are more than happy to process over the phone (we live for these calls!)
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Stock donations – gifts of appreciated stock are easily transferable and count as a tax-deductible gift

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If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can make a distribution to the Symphony from your IRA without paying income taxes   Contact us for assistance

Good, old fashioned mailed checks are always an option and just as fun for us to open when the mail comes
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The California Symphony is a 501 (c) 3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal ID 94-3024038.