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 crescendo@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

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 832-835-1643.

We are grateful for the following gifts and pledges made over the past year*:

Visionary – $5000 to $9,999
Bunnies on the Bayou
Anonymous

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

Fellow – $1,000 to $2,499
Mark R. King
Brenda Kruger
Ivar & Barbara Larsen
Erin Maxwell

Benefactor – $500 to $999
Phil Agler & Ron LaCarna
HCA Foundation

Patron – $100 to $499
William Alexander
Jerry Aucoin
Daniel Balkum
Gayle Bishop
Jared Boudreaux
Thomas Canny
Pat Clark
Steven Clements
Steve Cochran
Samantha Cruz
Dalton Dehart
Leslie Foy
David Gebo
Juan González
Houston Bears
Matt Hulon
Travis Jackson
Aike Jamaluddin
Leon Jerrels
Dr. Matt Jones
Matt Leslie
Steve Luckingbeal
Michael Morphew
Shelley Nadel
Ray Rhoads
Jerry Scheff
Casey Strickland
Debora Yawn

*Reflects donations and pledges for year ending May 25, 2020.