Philanthropy FAQ

If your question is not answered below, please feel free to contact us at 208-234-1587 or at symphony@isu.edu


The Symphony accepts gifts of cash, checks, stocks, corporate matching gifts, IRA distributions, beneficiary designations, and gifts in-kind. For questions about gifts not listed here, please contact the Symphony at symphony@isu.edu.

No, the Symphony accepts gifts of any amount. Donor benefits begin at the $125+ Individual/$250+ Couple level.

Yes, the Idaho State-Civic Symphony recognizes donors at different gift levels, known as giving circles, with a variety of benefits. See our benefits document for a description of the different giving circles.

The Idaho State-Civic Symphony Association, Inc. is designated by the IRS as tax-exempt as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and, as such, contributions less the fair market value of benefits are tax deductible. For more information, please contact the Symphony at symphony@isu.edu.

Yes, a donor can join the monthly giving program and have their credit card or bank account charged automatically each month. A donor can also make a multi-year pledge and make annual or quarterly contributions towards their long-term pledge.

When you make your donation to the Symphony, please let us know that you are applying for a matching gift. To request the match, contact your employer’s HR Department and complete the necessary paperwork.

Donor advised funds (DAFs) are becoming one of the most popular charitable vehicles because of their flexibility and favorable tax benefits. The Symphony does accept DAF contributions; however, donating through a DAF may limit the donor benefits that you can receive. Because a maximum tax deduction is received when funds are contributed to a DAF, a donor cannot legally receive any benefits with a substantial fair market value for a gift made from a DAF. The Idaho State-Civic  Symphony will provide any relevant benefits in your appropriate giving circle that have insubstantial or no fair market value. For more information about giving through a DAF, please contact symphony@isu.edu.

If you are 70 ½ or older and hold a traditional or ROTH IRA, you may qualify to make a charitable gift of up to $100,000. The gift must be transferred from your IRA directly to the Idaho State-Civic Symphony. Contact your IRA administrator for details on how to use this provision. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your tax deductions.

To make a gift of stock, simply complete this form and provide it to your broker to process the gift. Please also contact symphony@isu.edu to let us know that your gift is on its way. When we receive a gift of stock, we are usually not informed about who made the donation and contacting us ensures you will receive the appropriate recognition and benefits for your generosity.

For questions about the Symphony’s tax ID numbers, please contact symphony@isu.edu.

There are several ways to make a legacy gift to benefit the Idaho State-Civic Symphony. Please review our Planned Giving pages and contact symphony@isu.edu to start the conversation!

When making your gift, simply designate your donation in honor or memory of the person of your choice.

 

Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30 of the next year.

 

If you are unable to use one or more Symphony tickets, you can designate your payment as a donation to the Symphony. Simply call the Symphony office at 208-234-1587 and let them know which tickets you would like to donate. The purchase price will be credited to your account as a donation to the Annual Fund.

 

The Symphony considers ticket donation requests on a case by case basis. To request a donation, please contact the Symphony  Office at symphony@isu.edu