Other Ways to Give


End-of-Year Gifts

As you consider year-end tax planning and making good use of the income tax charitable deduction, we hope that you will include the Symphony in your plans. 


When you itemize your tax deductions, gifts of cash may be used to reduce federal income tax up to 50% of your adjusted gross income.  In addition, there may be state income tax savings. 

Give low-yielding appreciated assets

Donate long-term stocks and bonds (owned for a year or more) to avoid or reduce capital gains, and be eligible for an income tax charitable deduction.

Use losses to offset gains

Sell long-term investments that have decreased in value since they were purchased and make a charitable gift with the proceeds.  You may be able to deduct the loss from taxable income up to prescribed limits and take an income tax charitable deduction for the cash contribution.

Gifts of “gently used items”

\When you donate “gently used items” to Repeat Performance, the San Francisco Symphony’s resale store, the proceeds from the sale of your donated items support the Symphony’s music and its education programs throughout the Bay Area.  Moreover, you may be eligible for tax benefits:  a charitable income tax deduction if the items are donated during your lifetime, or an estate tax deduction if donated from your estate.  >Learn More

Special Note. This information does not constitute legal or tax advice. As with all tax and estate planning, please consult your attorney or estate specialist.  


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Mariah Bozeman
Gift Planning Associate,
(415)503-5442 or mbozeman@sfsymphony.org