Funding for the Future

The Great falls Symphony Endowment is a vehicle through which people who BELIEVE in the value of Symphony programs for the people of this region may make a lasting gift to protect and enhance the artistic and educational mission of the organization for future generations.

Endowment funds are derived from outright gifts or bequests in one’s will for which the principal of the gift remains intact in perpetuity. Earnings from Endowment contributions help to sustain the many programs offered by the Great Falls Symphony both now and in the years to come. Many families consider philanthropic giving to be a part of their family heritage. “Like a child, it’s included in their wills and states.”

The Symphony has most recently raised endowed fund to establish the Mary Moore Choral Scholarship in the name founding Symphonic choir Conductor, Mary E. Moore. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding student from District 6 (Great Falls area), who is studying music, with an emphasis on choral music to assist in furthering their study at the university level. If you re interested in being a part of this endeavor, to honor Mary’s Lifetime commitment to young people and the musical arts, please call the Symphony for more information.

Gifts to the Symphony’s Endowment Fund may take several forms, examples of which include:

  • Outright gifts
  • Deferred Gift Annuities of Trusts
  • Paid-up Life Insurance
  • Bequests in wills

Tax advantages can be substantial for an individual or an estate, when “planned giving” is incorporated. The Symphony is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and as such is able to accept tax deductible contributions. In addition, the State of Montana offers the Montana Endowment Tax Cr4edit, which allows donors who make PLANNED GIFTS to receive a tax “credit” of 40% of the value of their gift on their Montana state income tax.  For more information how to take advantage of this significant tax savings tool, call the Symphony at 406.453.4102.

Yes, YOU can make a difference!

Great Falls Symphony 
#11 Third Street North
Great Falls, MT 59401