Donations

Support PSO

For three decades, Penrith Symphony Orchestra has been a highly valued contributor to the performing arts in City of Penrith, attracting large and loyal audiences from across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

As we enter our 30th Anniversary year in 2018, we continue to develop the quality and diversity of the orchestra's performances, as well as its music-education activities. These include the Penrith Strings program, which in 2018 will expand to become Penrith Youth Orchestra - a first for Penrith.

Subscription and ticket income alone does not fully cover the many costs associated with running a symphony orchestra. With as little as 10% of its income in most years coming from government sources, the orchestra also relies heavily on the generosity of donors and sponsors.

In addition, as a non-profit organisation managed largely by volunteers with minimal paid administration support, PSO needs to strengthen the long-term sustainability of its operations by, among other things, building its capacity to engage professional administration.

We urge you to consider supporting PSO, either through a donation or an ongoing pledge.

The impact your donation can make

Even small regular donations can add up to make a big difference.

For example:

  • 50 donations at $10 per month for 1 year would raise $6,000
  • 50 donations at $25 per month for 1 year would raise $15,000

... or, to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, could you consider donating $30 a month (that's just $1 per day) for a year?

If 50 people did that:

  • 50 donations at $30 per month for 1 year would raise $18,000

Thank you for your interest in supporting Penrith Symphony Orchestra. Details of how you can donate are below, and if you have any questions about donating, please contact president@pso.org.au.

PSO's charity status

Penrith Symphony Orchestra is listed on the ATO's Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO) as a Deductible Gift Recipient, and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission as an Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC).

Donations over $2 to the "Penrith Symphony Orchestra Donations Fund" are tax-deductible.

How to donate

Electronic Funds Transfer

Account details are as follows:

Account name: Penrith Symphony Orchestra Donations Fund
BSB:
062-597
Account number:
10682280

Please be sure to:

  • include your surname (and, if appropriate, the word “pledge”) in the reference field
  • mail or email us (at donations@pso.org.au) a completed donation form with other details so that we can receipt and acknowledge your donation appropriately.

By cheque

Any cheques for donations should be made payable to “Penrith Symphony Orchestra Donations Fund” and mailed with your completed donation form (download donation form here). A tax-deductible receipt will be issued.

Credit card online

Donations may also be made via secure online payment. (Online donations by credit card are processed securely using PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account but will be asked to log in if you do have one.)

Donate Online Here

Pledged donations

If you wish to pledge a regular donation, please set up a recurring electronic payment to the above account and send us the donation form (by mail or to donations@pso.org.au) with the appropriate details. Receipts for pledged donations will be issued twice yearly, at 30 June and 31 December.

By phone: Please call 1300 789 118, and have your credit details handy.

Acknowledgment

Donations are acknowledged in concert programs for 12 months from the date of donation, by name or anonymously according to your preference.