Build WPS to a Crescendo!
At Western Piedmont Symphony (WPS), we know that great music inspires, is an expression of our shared humanity, and that music is for everyone. From beloved classical masterworks to innovative chamber and popular music, world-class guest artists and cutting-edge orchestral music - there is truly something for everyone to experience and enjoy at your Symphony.
The presence of a dynamic and creative professional orchestra is the crown jewel of our arts community, and WPS leads the way in making the region a vibrant and thriving destination to live, work, and play. Our programming is reflective of our entire western foothills community, bringing each of us together to express our stories, and is accessible and uplifting for everyone.
Your support for Western Piedmont Symphony enriches the lives of young musicians and strengthens the region’s cultural community. The immediate impact of your contribution affects all aspects of the Symphony: general operation, community engagement, musician salaries, youth education, and more.
Please consider a gift to the Crescendo Annual Fund – any amount is a meaningful expression of your support for what we do so well: inspiring and connecting communities through the power of symphonic music.
Consider a thoughtful gift to Western Piedmont Symphony in honor of or in memory of someone you love. Your tax-deductible donation in the name of a loved one also shows how much you care for an important cultural organization. Include the name of the person(s) you are giving in tribute to, and we will send a message of thanks.
The continued existence of your Western Piedmont Symphony depends on the generous gifts of individual supporters, businesses, and organizations. The WPS Endowment Fund is a permanent trust established to sustain the financial foundation of the Symphony organization. You can help by including the Symphony in your estate plan. Opportunities to make a special gift to the WPS Endowment Fund include Gifts of Cash and Securities, Life Insurance and Bequests, Retirement Plans (IRA’s, 401(k) plans, qualified profit-sharing plans, and 403(b) plans.
For more information and details, without obligation, please contact Western Piedmont Symphony Endowment Fund, 243 3rd Avenue, NE, Hickory, NC 28601. You can also contact the WPS Executive Director at (828) 324-8603 to review your endowment gift. Your consideration and support is greatly appreciated.
An investment in The Western Piedmont Symphony ensures that future generations will continue to be inspired by the music that has uplifted you. There are many ways to make your investment and tax benefits that you can consider in making your gifts.
Ways to Fund Planned Gifts
- IRA and qualified retirement plan assets
- Real Estate
- Life Insurance
- Savings bonds
- Beneficiary designations on IRAs and qualified retirement plans
- Charitable gift annuities
- Retained life estates
- Charitable remainder trusts
- Retirement Plans
- Credit Cards
- Gifts of securities
Tax Benefits to Consider
- Capital Gains Tax
- Tax Deduction
- Estate Tax
It is recommended that you consult your financial advisor before making your charitable giving decisions.
All gifts to the Western Piedmont Symphony are fully tax deductible under IRS guidelines.
The Western Piedmont Symphony is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization chartered in the State of North Carolina with the Tax ID#56-1023290 and maintains a solicitation license with the North Carolina Secretary of State.
A copy of our IRS Letter of Determination can be provided upon request.
Western Piedmont Symphony is a State Arts Resource of the North Carolina Arts Council and a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.
For more information and details, without obligation, please contact Western Piedmont Symphony Endowment Program, 243 3rd Avenue, NE, Suite 1, Hickory, NC 28601. You can also contact the WPS Executive Director (828)324-8603. Your consideration and support are greatly needed and appreciated.
The First Chair Society partnership was implemented in 1987 as a major financial resource for the expanding needs of the Western Piedmont Symphony. With the generous support of the First Chair Society, the Symphony has been able to garner a wider variety of nationally known guest artists, composers, and performers. This partnership provides funding to support in-school music education programs, as well as outreach programs for all ages.
Our community has benefited by having a high caliber of musical talent presented by the Symphony. This enhancement of our quality of life is appreciated by the community and businesses presently residing here and also by those businesses and individuals contemplating making this area home.
To learn more about becoming a First Chair Society member, please contact the Symphony office.
- Freiman Family Concertmaster Chair
- Adam Neilly Family Principal Timpani Chair
Through concert sponsorship of Western Piedmont Symphony, companies and patrons demonstrate commitment to the cultural community while building brand affinity and awareness.
Thank you to the generous businesses, patrons, and partners that show their commitment to the arts and our community as Western Piedmont Symphony Concert Sponsors.
By partnering with Western Piedmont Symphony, you will reach audience members, engage clients and employees, and build partnerships through inspiring concert experiences. We offer multiple sponsor benefits and various levels of giving.
We welcome the opportunity to customize the business benefits that sponsorship can provide. To learner more about concert sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly Swindell, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 828.324.8603.
Learn more about all levels of concerts sponsorship here.