On the Road to Orchestra Hall

Help the Minnesota Orchestra expand busing support for schools attending Young People’s Concerts

It’s hard to believe that the cost of a bus is the biggest barrier for schools in bringing students to Orchestra Hall for a Minnesota Orchestra concert, but it’s true. We want to solve this problem so that more students can experience the joy and excitement of live symphonic music through our Young People’s Concerts this year.

Let’s get the buses moving!

The Minnesota Orchestra is expanding its Bus Subsidy Program by 40% this season to make $50,000 available to provide transportation funding to schools that need support. To accomplish this, we need your help!

To inspire your support today, Orchestra donors Gerald and Patrice Halbach will match the first $10,000 contributed to help fund this critical program. Give online today and you can turn one bus into TWO!

Let’s eliminate this barrier! Here is how your gift can work:

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“Without busing support our children would not be able to attend Young People’s Concerts. Thank you to all who help bring music into our children’s lives, it feeds their souls. One student commented that she has learned another way to be happy.”
–Minnesota Elementary School Music Educator

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Thank you for attending Guarantors' Week 2017!


The Minnesota Orchestra has a new ticketing system! Read more about this update or reserve your tickets by following these steps.

1. Create your account

To get started, you will need to create a new password using the email address you usually use for your Minnesota Orchestra account. If you've already done this, you may skip this step.

Reset or create your password now »


2. Sign in to your account

Sign in to your account and enter promo code (from your Guarantors' Week email or postcard). The promo code unlocks early access to this concert; signing in to your account lets us know you're a Guarantor. Your free ticket benefit will be applied after you add the ticket(s) to your cart.

Sign into your account and enter your promo code »


3. Select your seats

Select seats to the Guarantors' Concert of your choice:

Guarantors Week - Thank You Donors!

Problems setting up your account? Call Ticket Services at 612-371-5656. Complete concert details »

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) acts like a charitable savings account, allowing you to contribute cash, stocks or other assets into it, and make charitable donations to the organizations you want to support. Essentially, the money or assets that go into a DAF become an irrevocable transfer to a sponsoring public charity with the specific intent of funding charitable gifts.

Here are the major benefits to you for doing your charitable giving in this way:

  • You will immediately receive the maximum tax deduction that the IRS allows for the amount you invest in your donor-advised fund.
  • At any time afterward, you can make your charitable gifts as grants recommended from your donor-advised fund.
  • Your DAF sponsor will handle all record-keeping, disbursements and tax receipts for you.
  • The balance remaining in your DAF can be invested for tax-free growth.
  • There are no start-up costs for establishing a DAF, and there are no transaction fees. 100% of your recommended grants go to your qualified public charities of choice.

To learn more about establishing a donor-advised fund, you can visit one of these sponsoring public charities:

In appreciation of your support of the Minnesota Orchestra Guaranty Fund please enjoy up to four complimentary tickets to one of the concerts listed below. Thank you for your generosity!

Select your seats to the Guarantors' Concert of your choice:

Thu Nov 15 11am »

Fri Nov 16 8pm »

Sat Nov 17 8pm »

If you already have these concerts in your ticket package, please call Amanda Schroder Individual Giving Manager at 612-371-7110 to receive a voucher for tickets to one concert that is not already in your package.

Guarantors Week - Thank You Donors!

Problems accessing your account? Call Ticket Services at 612-371-5656. Complete concert details »

The Minnesota Orchestra

A Community Supported Orchestra!

Donors are the heart of the Minnesota Orchestra. For over 100 years, individuals from across our community and beyond have provided vital financial support – allowing this world-renowned orchestra to shine. Gifts at every level make it possible for more than 300,000 people, including nearly 40,000 students, to experience the Minnesota Orchestra’s thrilling music each year. Thanks to our generous family of donors, the Orchestra thrives in its mission to Enrich, Inspire and Serve.


Give Online

Giving online is easy and secure! You can:

  • Make a one-time Annual Fund, Memorial or Tribute gift
  • Set up a monthly donation and become a Sustaining Guarantor

Donate online now

Make a Gift by Mail

Send the attached form and your gift by check, made payable to:

Minnesota Orchestral Association
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Make a Gift of Stock

With the capital gains tax rate still intact, the opportunity to give appreciated stock to the Orchestra is more beneficial than ever.

Stock Gift Instructions

Contact Sarah Chaplin at (612) 371-5687 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

Make an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift

If you are 70 ½ years of age or older, an IRA rollover contribution (also known as a Qualified Charitable Distribution) can help fulfill your required minimum distribution, and this charitable distribution is not considered taxable income.

Contact Sarah Chaplin at (612) 371-5687 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.


Make a Donor-Advised Fund Gift

A donor-advised fund (DAF) acts like a charitable savings account, allowing you to make a charitable donation, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants to charitable organizations from your fund over time.

Donor-Advised Fund Instructions

Make a Planned Gift

Leave a legacy by including the Minnesota Orchestra as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan.

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The Minnesota Orchestral Association is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 41-0693875.

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