Thank You for Your Support!
Although Sacramento Master Singers tickets sales are healthy - especially during our popular Christmas season - ticket revenues cover only about 60% of the funds required to produce our highly acclaimed concerts. Grants bring in about another 6%. We seek the support of inspired, generous individuals and business organizations to help us continue to present excellent choral music, to support our education outreach, and to feature the rich and varied programs of Dr. Ralph E. Hughes.
Sacramento Master Singers
Registered 501(c)(3) No. 94-2850445
Ways to Give
Your donation to Sacramento Master Singers enhances the lives of all who reside in our community and the greater Sacramento Valley. It may be tax deductible as well; check with your tax professional, please. Multiple avenues are available for aiding the choir with our goal of, "Advancing the Art, Lifting the Soul."
Give Online Now
Give By Phone Call our business manager with your credit card number at 916.788.7464
Give By Mail - mail your check to:
Sacramento Master Singers
P. O. Box 417997
Sacramento CA 95841
Many employers match charitable contributions by their employees to nonprofit organizations, often dollar for dollar. Some will match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Consider making Sacramento Master Singers the recipient of a matched gift. Your gift will go twice as far if matched!
Please contact Julie Jenness, our business manager, at 916.788.7464 for more information.
Give by donating your time and energy to Sacramento Master Singers at one of our events or concerts. Meet other like-minded choral arts admirers and help with a variety of tasks such as:
Ticket Sales at the door
Preferred Seating Ushering
Call our Business Manager, Julie Jenness at 916.788.7464 for more information and let her know what talents you possess that you'd like to share with us. We're so pleased to have you join us!
Partner with the Sacramento Community Region Foundation, SCRF, to make your giving more effective, permanent, meaningful, and local. Find the fund that matches your philanthropic goals and name the Sacramento Master Singers as the recipient.
Options for Planned Giving
There are a variety of ways that you can be charitable after you are gone. Consider including charitable giving through your will or estate plan if you:
- Need to preserve cash, but want to make sure the causes you care about are supported over the long term through an estate gift to your charitable fund at the Foundation
- No longer need your retirement plan or life insurance and want to designate your fund as the beneficiary
- Need income for retirement but want to shield assets from estate taxes through a Charitable Gift Annuity or Charitable Remainder Trust
Learn the key benefits of planned giving with the SCRF Planned Giving Fact Sheet (PDF). Please read A Guide for Growing Your Fund, SCRF's brief publication on Planned Giving, for more information on bequests, retirement plan assets, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and charitable lead trusts.
Big Day of Giving
Date and New Fundraising Platform
Announced for BIG Day of Giving 2017
Supporters of the nonprofit organizations that serve the capital region should mark their calendars: the Sacramento Region Community Foundation is excited to announce that next year's BIG Day of Giving will be held from midnight to midnight on Thursday, May 4!
"Each year, BIG Day of Giving is among the most exciting -- and inspiring -- days in our community, so we are already counting down the days to May 4," says Linda Beech Cutler, our chief executive.
During this year's BIG Day of Giving in early May, donors raised $7.1 million for 570 nonprofits throughout the region, exceeding the event's $6 million goal and generating $1.5 million more than the previous year, despite a technical outage that hindered similar events nationwide.
After that outage, we convened peer institutions across the country to hold the technology provider accountable and evaluate alternative firms. Following an extensive analysis, we elected to host next year's BIG Day of Giving on a platform designed by CiviCore, a developer with 15 years of experience managing high-volume giving day events, including some of the biggest in the country such as Colorado Gives Day which generated over $28 million last year. The CiviCore fundraising platform couples innovative and donor-friendly giving tools with robust backup and contingency systems, Cutler says.
"Local donors will give to the causes they love with ease and confidence during BIG Day of Giving 2017. Our community has generated over $16 million for local nonprofits since our first giving day four years ago, and we look forward to continuing to grow generosity in the Sacramento region on May 4, 2017 -- and for years to come," she says.
More than only a 24-hour fundraising challenge, BIG Day of Giving is a year-long capacity building program that helps local nonprofits hone their skills in marketing, social media, and board and donor engagement. Cutler encourages nonprofits interested in participating in next year's BIG Day of Giving to sign up for notifications about the program's upcoming registration period and training schedules on our website.
BIG Day of Giving is made possible by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation in collaboration with our numerous community partners and is a program of our Expanding Philanthropy and the Social Economy initiative, which aims to grow individual giving in the capital area. For more information about BIG Day of Giving, please visit our website or call (916) 921-7723.
For more information about the 2016 BIG Day of Giving -- including information about donations, donor survey information, and a timeline of the day's events -- please view the BIG Day of Giving 2016 Post-Event Report on our website.
Sacramento Region Community Foundation has been the trusted steward of charitable assets, a community catalyst for meaningful change and the advocate for shaping vital impact through philanthropy since 1983. As the center of philanthropy in the Sacramento region, the Foundation's mission is to transform our community through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving. Learn more at www.sacregcf.org
Race for the Arts
Support a Singer at Sacramento's Race for the Arts! Held each year in August
Sponsor a singer or three at the Sacramento area Race for the Arts! Held each August in William Land Park (across the street from the zoo next to the pond). In 2016, this fun run fundraiser helped support performing, literary, cultural, and visual organizations, and school music, literacy, drama and arts programs.
Contact our business manager to sponsor a singer by calling 916.788.7464 or send email to Julie Jenness
Donor Advised Fund
A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is a philanthropic vehicle established at a public charity. It allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit; and then recommend grants from the fund over time. An easy way to think about a donor-advised fund is like a charitable savings account: a donor contributes to the fund as frequently as they like and then recommends grants to their favorite charity when they are ready.
Contact our business manager to receive additional by sending email to Julie Jenness