Metro Chapter is a nonprofit organization but it does have expenses;
i.e., director compensation, rehearsal hall rental, sheet music,
insurance, risers and a trailer to transport them, website maintenance,
and so on. Some of the expenses are met by membership dues, net proceeds
from shows and performances, and by special revenue events like the
Singing Valentines program. But these sources rarely meet all of our
needs and certainly do not allow us to adequately fund plans for
promotion of the chorus, hiring qualified coaches, or for other forms of
activity to promote growth or improvement.
Interested parties can help in a number of ways:
tax-deductible donations. Because we are a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Charitable
Corporation, donations are tax deductible. We can supply a receipt
for tax purposes.
- Bequests and legacies. The Portland Metro Chapter can be named as a
recipient of bequests from estates, as provided for in a will.
Executors should be advised to make such funds payable to the chapter
through the treasurer.
- Corporate Matching. Some corporations have a provision to match the
charitable work of their employees with a dollar match of its worth
usually expressed in the value of time invested. For example, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is a regular sponsor using this method.
- Sponsorship. Corporations and Individuals who elect to support the
arts will sometimes do it with an annual sponsorship on behalf of a
favorite art form and its provider. Portland Metro would be grateful for
such support in the form of a grant.
- Oregon Cultural Trust. The State of Oregon has established a Trust
Fund to which donors can make an unspecified contribution, or they can
specify one or more recipients. Portland Metro is seeking membership in
the Oregon Cultural Trust.
- A donation of time. We often seek volunteers to help us in our
shows, cabarets, banquets and conventions. If you would be willing to
help as an usher, ticket person, server, or in any role, please let us
know. See Contact Us.
you are interested in sponsoring or donating to the Portland Metro
Chapter, contact our Treasurer, Paul Lewis at plewispdx @ gmail.com. Or, simply click the Donate button below:
Our IRS name, address, and Tax ID are:
PORTLAND METRO (OR) CHAPTER, SPEBSQSA, INC. / 26-0017357 / 10801 SW Creightonwood Pl, Portland, OR 97219,
and for our parent organization: Society for Preservation & Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing Amer / 39-0926339