Ways to Give

Thank you, in advance, for making the most generous gift you can in support of our work!

Since it was established in 1982, Seattle Chamber Music Society has grown and transformed into one of the most successful organizations of its kind in the country. Our base of individual donors, corporate sponsors and public funders have played a significant role in this success.

It’s simple: without the financial support of our audience, we could not exist. SCMS gratefully accepts donations by credit card (Visa or Master Card), check, or stock transfer.

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To give by phone, please call (206) 283-8710.

To donate by mail, please send your gift to:
Seattle Chamber Music Society
10 Harrison St, Ste 306
Seattle WA 98109-4509


If you are 70 ½ years old or older, your Required Minimum Distribution on your IRA can benefit Seattle Chamber Music Society and other qualified charities. Gifts of up to $100,000 annually made directly from your IRA to Seattle Chamber Music Society are a tax-wise and convenient way to support the music you love: Direct rollovers to qualified charities recognize no taxable income on the transfer.

How to Initiate a Gift through your IRA
– Simply instruct your retirement plan administrator to directly transfer a gift from your IRA to Seattle Chamber Music Society. They may request our Tax ID number, which is 91-1169836.

-A sample letter of instruction is here.

-Sometimes, IRA gifts arrive without a name or address. Please let us know that you have made your gift at [email protected] or by phone at 206-283-8710.

IRA Gift Requirements
No goods or services may be received for donations made by IRA.* (If you would like to receive donor benefits, please contact us to learn about which donor benefits qualify for donors who give through an IRA.)


Seattle Chamber Music Society accepts gifts of stock, which may be given:

To: DTC #0062
To be credited to Seattle Chamber Music Festival account # 46649302
Firm: Vanguard Asset Management Services

Click for Stock Transfer Form

So we may identify your stock gift in a timely fashion, please call the SCMS office at 206.283.8710 to let us know that your gift is coming.


Scholarship Tickets

Thanks to many generous patrons, SCMS is able to offer a number of free tickets to our Festival’s concerts to the music students participating in our Music in the Classroom program. This opportunity gives these students a chance to experience world-class musicians performing related repertoire to what the students have performed as part of the Music in the Classroom program in the beautiful acoustics of Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall.

Seattle Chamber Music Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Tax ID – 91-1169836.
All contributions are tax-deductible.


Thank you for your support!