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Making a gift to the Philharmonic Society is easy and helps keep the music alive in our community. Gifts can be directed to support any of the following: General Operations, the Artistic Program, Education and Outreach, the Endowment Fund. Philharmonic Society welcomes multi-year gifts and pledges to all its campaigns and funds. The Philharmonic Society is a nonprofit organization, classified under Internal Revenue Service Code 501(c)3, with Federal Tax ID: 95-1805452. Donations are deductible to the full extent of the law. Donors who give $300 or more annually will be acknowledged in our concert program books, unless anonymity is requested.

There are several ways to make a contribution:

Gifts and pledge payments can be made by personal or business check. Checks should be made payable to Philharmonic Society of Orange County and mailed to:

Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Attn: Development Department
1124 Main Street, Suite B
Irvine, CA 92614

Credit Card
Checks are the preferred method of payment, as the Society does not then incur a credit card processing expense. However, gifts made through Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. To make a gift with a credit card, contact Leah Heit, Development and Special Events Coordinator, by phone at: (949) 553-2422, ext. 234.

You can donate to the Philharmonic Society any day, at any time of day or night, by making your donation online. Ready? Donate now.

Gifts of appreciated stock are a great alternative to donations by check or credit card. By transferring appreciated stock to charity, instead of selling it, donors can take a charitable deduction for the full value of the asset and avoid capital gains tax. We recommend electronically transferring stock directly into our account at UBS Financial Services. To make a stock gift:

  1. Contact your broker and instruct your agent to electronically transfer shares to the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s account at UBS Financial Services. You will need to know the name of the stock and the number of shares you wish to transfer. Download the “Letter of Authorization” (below) which you may use to help facilitate the transaction with your agent.

  2. Your broker/fiscal agent will need to contact the Philharmonic Society’s financial agent at UBS Financial Services. Your agent will need the following information:

    Account Name: Philharmonic Society of Orange County
    Account Number: 1D U0522

    Scott Zimmerman
    UBS Financial Advisor
    1000 Harbor Boulevard
    3rd Floor
    Weehawken, NJ 07086
    (833) 837-9974

  3. Your broker/fiscal agent should also notify the Development Department via e-mail, fax or phone. Contact: Halim Kim at (949) 553-2422, ext. 233, or

Downloadable PDF of Stock Authorization Letter

Matching Gift
You may be able to double your gift through your employer’s matching gift program. Many companies match their employees’ and retirees’ donations to nonprofit organizations. Matching dollars come from the companies’ funds, at no cost to you. Contact your human resources department to find out whether they have a matching gift program. In most cases, all you need to do is complete a simple form.

Individuals, corporations and foundations may also underwrite concerts, artists and educational programs. Special recognition and additional benefits are associated with these types of gifts.

Please contact Halim Kim, Senior Director of Development, at (949) 553-2422, ext. 233, or for a customized underwriting proposal.

Downloadable PDF of IRS Letter of Determination

Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Federal Tax ID: 95-1805452