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Support Us

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 operations manager with your credit card number at 916.788.7464

Give by Mail

Sacramento Master Singers
P. O. Box 417997
Sacramento CA 95841

Matching Gifts

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 Khimberly Marshall, our operations manager at 916.788.7464 or smsbusiness@mastersingers.org for more information.

Give at Amazon

Go to www.smile.amazon.com and elect Sacramento Master Singers, a registered nonprofit organization, No. 94-2850445, to receive a small contribution from Amazon for each purchase you make at smile.amazon.com at no cost to you.

Volunteer

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:
  • Ushering
  • Ticket Sales at the door
  • CD Sales
  • Preferred Seating Ushering
  • Photography
  • Videography
Call our Business Manager, Khimberly Marshall at 916.788.7464 or smsbusiness@mastersingers.org 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!

Endowment

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 Announced for BIG Day of Giving 2019

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 2nd!

In 2018, with the support of SRCF’s capacity-building programming, nearly 600
organizations generated $7.4 million in a single day. This community-wide effort fortified their collaborations with nonprofit colleagues, deepened their engagements with donors, and strengthened their impact in our community.

Linda Beech Cutler, CEO of SRCF, believes each year’s BDOG will help increase awareness of nonprofits and the various causes they support in our community.

“[Big Day of Giving] gives you a sense of the diversity, and strength of the nonprofit sector in this region,” says Cutler, who encourages participants to donate to organizations they are not familiar with to help spread the wealth. “So, when you go to these different events, whether it’s being put on by just one nonprofit or a group, you really get that message. It’s really celebratory.”

BUILDING NONPROFIT CAPACITY

Big Day of Giving is an opportunity for donors to show their community pride and support the nonprofits that make our region great, and it is also a year-long capacity building program that helps local nonprofits hone their skills in marketing, social media, and board and donor engagement. The effort makes an impact year-round:

  • Big Day of Giving introduces donors to new causes worth supporting: 30% of donors gave to organizations for the first time during Big Day of Giving 2018, helping nonprofits reach new audiences.
  • Organizations that attended Big Day of Giving capacity-building bootcamps enjoyed an astounding return on investment in 2018: On average, they raised more than organizations that did not attend a training, helping to grow the $30 million total raised by nonprofits during Big Day of Giving since its inception.
  • Big Day of Giving connects nonprofits to the community at-large and to each other: 74% of organizations report their visibility in the community increased since first participating, and 76% feel a stronger sense of connection to the local nonprofit sector.
  • Each time a participating nonprofit puts their increased skills to work throughout the year, SRCF considers the effort a success.

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.

Race for the Arts

Support a Singer at Sacramento’s Race for the Arts! Held this year on August 25th!

Pledge to support SMS (download form and mail in):

http://raceforthearts.com/get-involved/pledge/

Support the work of Sacramento Master Singers at the Race for the Arts, now celebrating its 20th year in 2019! Find this event each August in William Land Park (across the street from the zoo, next to the pond). Each year, this fun-run or walk fundraiser helps support performing, literary, cultural, culinary arts and visual arts organizations, as well as school music, literacy, drama, visual, and culinary arts programs.

SATURDAY AUGUST 25th

7:00am Registration, Packet Pick-up, Located Near Sacramento Zoo
8:10am Kids’ Fun Runs (1/4 mile)
8:35am 5k Run/Walk
7:30am – 1:00pm Free Arts Festival INCLUDING SMS

Free, fun temporary tattoos for one and all at our booth! Join us whether you’re running or watching!

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 information by sending email to Khimberly Marshall.