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More Ways to Contribute to Your Pacific Symphony

Your donation to Pacific Symphony supports live performances, arts education, and innovative community engagement programs. We rely heavily on your generosity and there are many convenient ways to donate. No matter what form your support takes, know that you are helping to ensure that music has a Sound Future in Orange County.

Make your donation quickly and easily by clicking here.

Give by Phone
Please contact Michael Lawler, director of individual giving, at (714) 876-2313

Personal Check
Please make checks payable to Pacific Symphony and mail them to:

Pacific Symphony
Charlie and Ling Zhang Center
for Musical Arts and Education
17620 Fitch, Ste 100
Irvine, CA 92614

With Your Subscription
Patrons may add a contribution when making a subscription purchase.

As a Symphony Pass member
Symphony Pass patrons pay a monthly amount - $10, $35, or $100 – to get unlimited access to select seats normally valued at up to $132 for only $30! Choose from classical, pops, family, summer concerts and more. To learn more about becoming a member and a variety of other perks that go along with membership, please contact Michael Lawler at (714) 876-2313 or It’s an easy way for you to give – and get something great in return.

Donor Advised Fund
An increasingly popular way to make a gift, one with significant tax advantages, a donor advised fund (DAF) is a sort of personalized, charitable savings account. You contribute cash, stocks, real estate or other assets to a public charity like Schwab Charitable, Fidelity Charitable, or the Orange County Community Foundation. You may invest these funds for tax-free growth and recommend grants to nonprofits like Pacific Symphony over time.

IRA Distribution
If you are 70½ or older, you may avoid paying tax on your Required Minimum Distribution when you convert it to a Qualified Charitable Donation! Please forward our address and Tax ID# to your IRA Custodian and let them know to include your name when they distribute the contribution so we may recognize you properly.

Wire Transfer
To donate by wire transfer, please contact Michael Lawler at (714) 876-2313 or

Make a Gift of Stock
 Pacific Symphony can accept gifts of stock. Click here for detailed instructions on how to transfer appreciated securities to the Symphony. Brokerage firms don’t always release the names of their clients, so let us know about your intent to make a gift so that we can identify your generous gift and issue a tax receipt!

Employer Matching Gifts
Many companies will match gifts of current and/or retired employees, doubling or even tripling your impact. Check with your Personnel, Benefits, or Human Resources Department to find out if your employer will match your gift. See a sample list of employers who offer matching gift opportunities.

Legacy Gift
Including Pacific Symphony in your long-term financial plans secures both your legacy and a legacy of musical experiences for generations to come. You may be able to have a significant impact without parting with cash today. To discuss the many ways to make a gift through your will, trust, IRA, life insurance policy or donor advised fund, contact Gary Good, senior executive for legacy and endowment giving at (714) 876-0000 or Learn more.

Do you ever shop online? You can support the Symphony every time you make a purchase through Amazon. Just click below if you’d like to start shopping!

The Symphony now accepts gifts made through PayPal. Click here to begin. When you donate through PayPal’s Giving Fund, there are no fees to pay and they will send you a tax receipt.

Contact Us

If you wish to learn more about specific endowed chair and program naming opportunities, sponsorships or to discuss how you might make a unique contribution to the future of your Pacific Symphony, please contact one of the members of the development team.

Gregory Pierre Cox, CRFE, CSPG
Vice President of Development & External Relations
(714) 876-2398 or

Gary L. Good, CFRE
Senior Executive for Legacy and Endowment Giving
(714) 876-2360 or

Nikki Palley
Senior Director of Major Gifts
(714) 876-2365 or

Joseph Schillaci
Director of Major Gifts, Education and Community Giving
(714) 876-2383 or

Luisa Cariaga
Director of Institutional Giving
(714) 876-2369 or

Maggie Thompson
Director of Special Events
(714) 876-2364 or

Michael Lawler
Director of Individual Giving and Governing Members
(714) 876-2313 or

Sam Nordrum
Patron Programs Associate
(714) 876-2345 or

Ashlyn Ronkes
Stewardship Associate
(714) 876-2377 or

Kristin Nyquist
Gift Processor
(714) 876-2396 or