SPCO concerts are canceled through May 10 in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SPCO Audience Match?
The SPCO Audience Match is a fundraising initiative encouraging recent SPCO donors to inspire fellow SPCO audience members to make a new gift to the SPCO. From now through March 31, 2020, recent Annual Fund donors can make an increased gift (see below for examples of qualifying gifts), and the full amount of that increased gift will be pooled with increased gifts from other donors and used as a matching incentive to encourage new gifts to the SPCO. Any new gifts made between April 15 and June 30, 2020 will be matched.

Donations from audience members like you are the SPCO’s largest and most important source of support — your increased support is extremely meaningful in encouraging more SPCO audience members to support music in our community. Thank you!

What gifts qualify for the SPCO Audience Match?
There are several ways to contribute to the Audience Match:

  • Make an increased gift of any size to the SPCO’s Annual Fund, and the full amount of your increased gift will count toward the Audience Match
  • Make and increased gift or pledge and ask your employer to match it, and your employer’s matching funds will also count toward the Audience Match
  • Make a new or renewed gift or pledge of $5,000 or more to the SPCO’s Annual Fund, and the full amount of your gift will count toward the Audience Match

Example: A Sustaining donor increases their donation from $25 per month to $35 per month before March 31. The total of their increased monthly gifts charged before March 31 counts toward the SPCO Audience Match!

Example: A recent donor gave $500 last year. Before March 31, this donor makes an increased gift of $600. The full $600 of this increased gift counts toward the SPCO Audience Match!

Example: A recent donor already gave this year. Before March 31, this donor makes an additional gift of $250. This additional gift of $250 counts toward the SPCO Audience Match!

Where do Audience Match gifts go?
100% of gifts made as part of the Audience Match go to the SPCO’s Annual Fund, our largest and most important source of support. Thank you!

Do gifts by mail or stock count?
Yes! You can always give by mail or give a gift of stock to support the SPCO. To learn more about all the ways to make a gift, visit thespco.org/contribute. Due to the short time frame of the SPCO Audience Match, gifts by mail must be postmarked by March 31 to qualify for the Audience Match pool. Please make checks payable to The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society.

The mailing address is:
THE SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
PO BOX 64718
SAINT PAUL, MN 55164-9696

To support the SPCO Audience Match by making a stock transfer, initiate your transfer by March 31 and notify Megan Foust at mfoust@spcomail.org or 651.292.3246.

Helpful stock transfer information:
Depository Trust Company number (DTC number): 0221
Account Number: LO (letter O) 75060
Account Name: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society
Federal Income Tax Identification Number: 41-0829498

Do gifts made from my IRA or donor advised fund count?
Yes! You can always give from your IRA or donor advised fund to support the SPCO. To learn more about all the ways to make a gift, visit thespco.org/contribute.

To support the SPCO Audience Match by making a gift from your IRA or donor advised fund, initiate your gift by March 31 and notify Megan Foust at mfoust@spcomail.org or 651.292.3246.

Helpful information:
Federal Income Tax Identification Number: 41-0829498

I’m a monthly Sustaining donor. Can I increase my monthly Sustainer gift for the SPCO Audience Match?
Yes! You can increase the amount of your monthly Sustainer gift, and the total of your increased monthly gifts charged before March 31 count toward the Audience Match pool. To increase the amount of your monthly Sustainer gift, contact Megan Foust at mfoust@spcomail.org or 651.292.3246.

Can I elect to auto-increase my monthly Sustainer gift to be included in next year’s Audience Match?
Yes! You can increase you monthly Sustainer gift this year, and also tell us to increase your gift again to an amount of your choice starting on 3/1/2021. To increase the amount of your monthly Sustainer gift, contact Megan Foust at mfoust@spcomail.org or 651.292.3246.

My employer will match my gift. Does their gift count toward the SPCO Audience Match?
Yes! To initiate an employer matching gift, send your employer’s completed matching gift form by mail or by email to Jonathan Posthuma at jposthuma@spcomail.org and we’ll count the full amount of your employer’s match toward the SPCO Audience Match!

The mailing address is:
THE SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
PO BOX 64718
SAINT PAUL, MN 55164-9696

Will my SPCO Audience Match contribution be tax deductible?
Yes! The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your entire gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

What is the SPCO’s fiscal year?
The SPCO’s fiscal year is July 1 to June 30.

I still have questions. How do I get in touch?
Contact Megan Foust at mfoust@spcomail.org or 651.292.3246.