Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) Giving

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:

Ways to Give

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.

Explore Planned Giving


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

Sustaining Guarantors

Sustaining Guarantors provide the steady, reliable stream of funding that is instrumental in achieving financial sustainability and artistic excellence, ensuring a bright and successful future for the Minnesota Orchestra.

By making automatic credit or debit contributions each month, Sustaining Guarantors eliminate the need for renewal mailings and phone calls, putting more of their gift to work for the Minnesota Orchestra.

Become one of our Sustaining Guarantors

Make a Gift of Securities to the Minnesota Orchestra

Thank you for considering a gift of securities to benefit the Minnesota Orchestra. Depending on how your securities are held, the process in making the gift will vary.

Making a gift from a brokerage account

1. Please provide your broker the Minnesota Orchestra’s brokerage account information:

Name: RBC Wealth Management, Inc.
DTC Number: 0235
Account Name: Minnesota Orchestral Association
Account Number: 30627068
Broker: Craig Olson
Telephone: (952) 261-3568
Fax: (952) 476-9767

2. Please contact the Orchestra at (612) 371-5600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inform us of your gift, so that we may provide you with a tax receipt for your records. When contacting the Orchestra, kindly provide your name, mailing address, and name and number of securities transferred.

Making a gift of paper stock certificates

1. Please complete a stock power.

2. Please mail the stock power and your paper certificate to the Minnesota Orchestra in two separate envelopes for security purposes to the following address:
Minnesota Orchestra
Attn: Planned Giving
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts to the Minnesota Orchestra are a unique way to recognize family and friends, celebrate a special occasion, or remember a loved one. These gifts support the programs and initiatives of the Minnesota Orchestra. At the request of the donor, a letter notifying the honoree of the gift will be mailed by the Development Office. The amount of the gift is kept confidential.

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