Business Partnership Program
"Businesses that are heavily involved in and supportive of philanthropy outperformed companies in the Standard & Poor's stock index..." Wall Street Journal - Nov. 5, 2007
Business leaders understand that by investing in the communities where their employees work and their customers live makes good business sense. By building strong partnerships through broad corporate support, Pacific Symphony attracts world-class guest artists and conductors to Orange County, as well as provides vital music education and community outreach programs that help expand the love of classical music to audiences who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend symphony performances at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The vital funds that are generously donated by companies help support our acclaimed education initiatives, including Class Act, arts x-press, Family Musical Mornings and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra. Contributions range from $2,500 to $20,000 and are fully tax-deductible.
Ernst & Young has been a supporter of Orange County's Pacific Symphony for seven years. We appreciate its educational outreach programs and its exceptional quality, and our associates and guests love the music. Supporting the Pacific Symphony is one of the ways our firm and our people demonstrate the core values of Ernst & Young.
|Sally Anderson, Former Ernst and Young Managing Partner and current Pacific Symphony Board Chair|
Corporate Grants are an important resource for Pacific Symphony. Our programming and community programs fit the following guidelines:
Many companies form a corporate foundation that exists SOLELY to invest money and other resources back into the communities where their employees live and work. The corporation gets the tax benefits and the non-profit organization receives valuable funding to help pay for programs and services the community relies on.
Some of these grants require an employee to actually nominate the non-profit before they can be considered for funding. Ask your Human Resources office if your company has a foundation, and if so, how you can help get funding for Pacific Symphony. We are also more than happy to help you fill out any required paperwork to submit a corporate grant. For more information on Corporate Foundations, please contact Genevieve Macias, Director of Foundation & Government Relations at 714-876-2369.