Crescendo Society


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.

  • Send your completed form along with your gift to:
    Bayou City Performing Arts – Donations
    PO Box 541004
    Houston, TX 77254-1004.

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 ($21 – $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
● No service charge for ticket exchanges

Benefactor $500-$999 ($42 – $83 /month)
All Patron level benefits and the following:
● Invitation to all Crescendo Society performance receptions during the season

Fellow $1,000-$2,499 ($84 – $208 /month)
All Benefactor level benefits and the following:
● Two tickets to one Bayou City Performing Arts concert of your choosing during the season

Sponsor $2,500-$4,999 ($209 – $416 /month)
All Benefactor level benefits and the following:
● Two season tickets to all Bayou City Performing Arts concerts

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
● ½ 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)

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 hereand send the sheet 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 from September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014
Impresario – $10,000 and up
Houston Arts Alliance

Visionary – $5000 to $ 9,999
Bunnies on the Bayou
Texas Commission on the Arts
Kit Cutrone
Ramsey Fisher and Kenneth Clayborne
Ray McCune
Barbara W. McKinley

​Sponsor – $2500 to $4,999
Pie in the Sky Pie Company/Marlene Stubler
Phil Agler & Ron LaCarna
Stephen Brown
Jenny and David Cripps
Stephen Eade-Hill
Kathy Fry
Monique and Tom Hewling
Laura Kurtz
Ivar & Barbara Larsen
Amanda Prazak
Dennis Williams
Debora Yawn

Fellow – $1,000 to $2,499
Miller Outdoor Theatre Advisory Board
Jim Fox Estate
The Beagle Trust
Randall Mitschke
Vanya Rhea
Joe Tate and Bob Lawson
Charles Tranchant
James and Janet Soller

Benefactor – $500 to $999
E.J.’s Bar and Grill
James Barrett
Timothy Bayer
Jerry Conry & Franki Navarro
Mitch Froehlich
Erin and William Maxwell
Richard Meyer
Robin and Gregory Smith
Rick Stambaugh

Patron – $100 to $499
Amazon Smile
Anonymous
Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Share
Bill Alexander & Paul Humphrey
Melinda Anderson
Joan Appel
Steven Clements
Dalton DeHart
Avon Duson
David Eason
Mitch Froehlich
Jennifer Gentry
Dolores King
Jeremy LaBlanc
Peta-Gay Ledbetter
Danny Lopez
Alvin Major
Peter Marabella
Eric McAnallen
Delbert Dennis Myers
Shelley Nadel
Karen Peddy
Thomas Perdoni
Mark Roden
Jane and Irv Smith
Mary Sorensen & Brenda Kruger
Marlene Stubler
Meredith Tolson
Steve Yocom