Friends of the Festival

Our donors help us to provide world-class productions, performances, and educational programs year after year. We rely upon the generosity of individuals, corporations, and private foundations to provide valuable resources for the Festival’s innovative programming. It is thanks to you, our terrific community of supporters, that OBF is able to bring extraordinary artists and musical performances to our community. A gift of $125 or more qualifies you for Friends of the Festival benefits, including discounts, early ticket ordering privileges, and much more!
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Planned Giving

You can ensure the future health of OBF by making a planned gift. Planned giving refers to charitable gifts that require some planning before they are made. Many planned gift opportunities provide tax advantages for the donor. OBF partners with the University of Oregon’s Office of Gift Planning to provide individuals with information about these types of gifts and their benefits. Here are some of the more popular planned gifts:

Planned gifts that pay you income Charitable Gift Annuity Charitable Remainder Trust

Planned gifts that the OBF can use today Outright Gifts Charitable Lead Trust

Planned gifts to the OBF after your lifetime Bequest Life Insurance Retirement Plans Retained Life Estate

Donors who make these types of forward-thinking gifts are entitled to join our Legacy Society, which OBF created to thank our special friends for their generosity.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a special way to celebrate or honor someone important in your life while supporting OBF.

Memorial Gifts If you would like to remember someone who loved music and OBF during his or her lifetime, you can make a gift in that person’s memory.

Honorary Gifts You can also make a tribute gift to honor someone special on an important occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone.

You will receive a receipt for your donation and your tribute will be recognized in the annual commemorative season Program Book. We will also write to family members or friends, as you request, informing them of your thoughtful gift to OBF in honor or in memory of their loved one. (The amount of your donation will be kept confidential.)

Other Ways to Give

In addition to cash donations, you can help support OBF in the following ways:

Gifts of appreciated stocks Gift of appreciated stocks may provide tax advantages to you while you help ensure a vibrant future for OBF.

Matching gifts A matching gift from your employer could double your contribution to OBF at no additional cost to you. Check with your HR department to see if they have a matching gift program.

To make a gift to OBF or to learn more, contact Gretchen Farrar at gfarrar@uoregon.edu or (541) 346-1324.

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