Bayou City Performing Arts (BCPA) invites you to play a dynamic and vital role in its financial strength by becoming a member of its prestigious Crescendo Society. The purpose of the Crescendo Society is to recognize those individuals, corporations, organizations, and foundations that make monetary commitments to the Choruses. Your tax deductible gift(s) will be documented and recognized annually in our season programs. Your donation will go far to keep our choruses singing and give us room to grow.

BCPA is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, making your donations (less any benefits) fully deductible to the furthest extent of all applicable tax laws.

There are many different ways to give

​Sustaining Gift
Sustaining Gifts are given in regular increments. It’s a dependable source of income for BCPA. By becoming a sustaining member you are committing to a quarterly or monthly pledge to the organization. Not only will this gift maintain the financial integrity of BCPA, but it can also make a larger gift much more affordable. As a sustaining member of the Crescendo Society you choose the day of the month you would like your gift to be processed. BCPA will then process your payments on your schedule making a sustained gift so much easier for your financial planning.

Corporate Matching
Corporate Matching doubles your donation. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match most charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies also match gifts made by spouses, children, and retirees. All proceeds from the Matching Gifts program benefit Bayou City Performing Arts. These matches may be dollar-for-dollar or greater. Ask if your company has a Matching Gift Program. If it does, please request a matching gift form from your company’s Human Resources office or corporate website.

Our office then handles the rest of the transaction. You will be recognized for the full amount your own gift plus the corporate match.

Stocks and Other Securities as Gifts
Stock and other securities may be given as a gift and you will receive the market value tax deduction at the time of your gift.

Bequests from Estates
Bequests from personal estates are always welcome. Contact admin@bcpahouston.org for further information.

Levels of Giving

Patron $100-$499 ($9 – $41 /month)
​● Invitation to one Crescendo Society performance reception during the season
● Recognition in the Bayou City Performing Arts programs and website throughout the season
● Two tickets to redeem during the season

Benefactor $500-$999 ($42 – $83 /month)
All Patron level benefits and the following:
● Four tickets (total) to redeem during the season

Fellow $1,000-$2,499 ($84 – $208 /month)
All Benefactor level benefits and the following:
● Six tickets (total) to redeem during the season
● Two complimentary refreshments at each show

Sponsor $2,500-$4,999 ($209 – $416 /month)
All Benefactor level benefits and the following:
● Twelve tickets (total) to redeem during the season
● Quarter-page color advertisement in Bayou City Performing Arts program throughout the season (Upon request)

Visionary $5,000-$9,999 ($417 – $833 /month)
All Benefactor level benefits and the following:
● Four season tickets to all Bayou City Performing Arts concerts
● Half-page color advertisement in Bayou City Performing Arts program throughout the season (Upon request)

Impresario $10,000+ ($834+ /month)
​All Visionary level benefits and the following:
● Individual and/or corporate recognition on all printed season materials
● Full-page color advertisement in the Bayou City Performing Arts program throughout the season (Upon request)
● Recognition on all printed and multi-media season materials

Your payments may be made quarterly, monthly or in one lump sum. Please see your pledge sheets for information on payment schedules. To download your pledge card please click here and send the sheet to crescendo@bcpahouston.org or mail to:

Bayou City Performing Arts
P.O. Box 541004
Houston, TX 77254-1004

To make a onetime “lump-sum” donation you may also donate via our website. To make an online donation click here.

Contributions are considered tax deductible less any benefits received in exchange for these gifts. Fair market value benefits include season tickets, benefit tickets and full page color advertisement. If you wish to forego any benefits at your member level in exchange for a full tax deduction of your donation total either note this on your pledge card, or call the BCPA office at 713-521-7464.

Crescendo Society Pledge Card
​Online Donation Forms: Single or Recurring

We are grateful for the following gifts and pledges made during our 2018-2019 Season:

Impresario – $10,000 and up

Visionary – $5000 to $ 9,999

​Sponsor – $2500 to $4,999
Ramsey Fisher & Kenneth Clayborne

Fellow – $1,000 to $2,499
Erin Maxwell
Ivar and Barbara Larsen
Laura Kurtz

Benefactor – $500 to $999
Debora Yawn

Patron – $100 to $499
Adam Turetsky
Brian Stephens
Dalton DeHart
Matt Leslie
Steven Clements
William Alexander