It’s the small pieces that make up the big picture…

…and we need you in our picture!

Since our humble beginnings 40 years ago, Orchestra Nova Northwest has come to play a critical role in the community for audiences, families, and musicians alike. Only with the financial support of people like you can ONN continue to:

• keep ticket prices low and affordable
• perform in comfortable, convenient, venues
• provide competitive creative jobs for some of the best musicians the Portland area has to offer
• explore music that most symphonies don’t, like pieces by local, living, and under-represented composers
• introduce the joys of orchestral music to kids and families
• build and reach audiences in both Portland and East County, as the only orchestra to serve the Gresham community

At ONN, every drop in the bucket counts. Perhaps you’d like to show your appreciation with $10, or maybe you’d like to make an easy, hassle-free monthly contribution; or perhaps you’d like to sponsor your favorite musician’s chair!

No matter what, you’ll rest assured knowing that your gift is both felt and valued deeply here at Orchestra Nova Northwest.

Please join us with a gift today!


Alternatively, you may mail donations to:

PO Box 6559
Portland, OR 97228


Questions? Contact Patron Services Manager / Marketing & Design Associate Nicole Taylor de Pelzel at 503-234-4077 or

Portland Columbia Symphony is a 501(c) 3 organization (Tax ID # 93-0928813). Your full donation is tax-deductible.


Chair sponsorship

Our chair sponsorship program connects our wonderful musicians with our wonderful supporters – what could be better? By sponsoring a chair, your experience becomes even more meaningful.

Sponsorship Levels for the 2024-2025 Season

Section Musician – $500

Principal Musician – $1,000

Concertmaster or Assistant Concertmaster – $1,500

Instrument Section – $2,000

Conductor/Podium – $5,000

All chair sponsors are recognized by name in our program books and online, and receive the first right to renew the sponsorship the following season.


Leadership Circle – Make a sustained impact

Leadership Circle donors make gifts of $2,500 or more each year to Portland Columbia Symphony’s Annual Fund. Through their exceptional commitment to the organization, these dedicated donors play a vital part in helping maintain and strengthen PCSO’s role in the community.


$2,500 – $4,999


$5,000 – $9,999


$10,000 – $19,999



Your Leadership Circle gift supports:

• Innovative outreach programs to educate and inspire future classical audiences and musicians.
• World-class artists and soloists who bring commissions and premieres from today’s leading composers to our local stage.
• Access to safe, quality classical concerts for our community’s most vulnerable populations.

As part of the Leadership Circle, you’ll receive updates on PCSO’s continuing work in the community and engage with other Leadership Circle members at receptions held throughout the year.

Questions? Contact Marketing & Development Manager Jessie Bodell.

Portland Columbia Symphony is a 501(c) 3 organization (Tax ID # 93-0928813). Your full donation is tax-deductible.

Stock Transfers and Planned Giving

To learn more about transferring securities or gifts of stock and planned giving, contact us at 503-234-4077.

Workplace Giving (Matching Gifts)

Many community-minded companies, including some of Oregon’s largest employers, will match your contribution! After making your gift, simply inquire with your company to find out whether this is possible, and follow the instructions they provide.

Here are just a few of the companies that will match their employees’ gifts…

Adobe Systems
Alaska Air
Allstate Insurance Company
American Express Co.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
AT & T, Inc.
Bank of America
Bank of the West
Benjamin Moore & Co.
Boeing Company
Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
Charles Schwab and Company, Inc
Coca-Cola Company
Columbia Sportswear Company
Deutsche Bank Americas
Equifax, Inc.
First Independent Bank
First Tech Federal Credit Union
Franklin Templeton Investments
Freddie Mac
Gannett Company, Inc.
Gap, Inc
General Mills, Inc.
Goodrich Corporation
Hanna Andersson
H.J. Heinz Company
Hoffman Corporation
The Home Depot
Homestead Capital
HSBC-North America
IBM Corporation
Intuit Inc.
John Hancock Life Insurance Company
Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Kaiser Permanente
Kinder Morgan
Kraft Foods
Land O’Lakes
Levi Strauss & Co.
Liberty Mutual
Lincoln Financial Group
Logitech Inc.
Macy’s, Inc.
Maytag Corporation
Mazda (North America), Inc.
McAfee, Inc.
McDonald’s Corp.
Mentor Graphics Corp.
Merck & Company, Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
M Financial Group
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Microsoft Corporation
Moda Health
Monsanto Company
Monsoon, Inc
Morgan Stanley
Motorola Foundation
Nike, Inc.
NW Natural
Oracle Corporation
Pacific Power
The Pepsi Bottling Group
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pfizer, Inc.
Pitney Bowes, Inc.
PNC Financial Services Group
Portland General Electric
Progressive Insurance
Prudential Insurance Company of America
Radio Shack
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
RBC Wealth Management, Inc.
Rejuvenation, Inc.
Safeco Corporation
Sony Corporation of America
The Standard
Stanley Black & Decker
Subaru of America, Inc.
Tektronix, Inc.
Texas Instruments, Inc.
Time Warner, Inc.
Unilever United States, Inc.
Union Pacific Corp.
United Parcel Service
U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Cellular
Verizon Corporation
Wells Fargo
Wieden + Kennedy

Support PCSO While You Shop

We applaud these companies for giving back to the charities their customers support most.

Select Portland Columbia Symphony as your designated charity at AmazonSmile to support PCSO when you shop online. Every little bit counts, and almost everything that’s sold via Amazon is also available through AmazonSmile.

Fred Meyer is also giving back to non-profits. Sign up and use your Community Rewards Card to generate a few extra dollars for PCSO each year.

In the market for a new or used car? Shop at Gresham Ford and tell them we sent you – they’ll also make a donation to PCSO!