WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU, WE ARE ABLE TO FUND THE CONTINUAL PRESERVATION OF THIS HISTORIC LANDMARK, offer free music, culture and community-building programs for children and adults—all in a unique performance venue in the heart of the city.
Half a century ago The Old Church Society formed to save, and then restore, one of the last examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture in Portland. As a nonprofit charged with the unique and challenging mission of preserving a historic treasure AND creating wonderful music and arts programs that enhance the cultural life of the community, we rely on community support. Our programming is thoughtfully curated for the ever-changing and diverse community in our region, appealing to people of all ages, interests and backgrounds. Our intention is to attract future generations to love and support this place like we do.
WE NEED YOU NOW, MORE THAN EVER, AS WE MOVE INTO THE FUTURE.
The truth is that TOC is about more than the concerts, events and community it houses, it is also a historic landmark in the heart of Portland. Maintaining a majestic architectural treasure of this size and age is a never-ending, lifelong commitment. Every year we tackle both unexpected and planned repairs and carry out continuous maintenance to preserve the structure in its existing form. We are reliant on our community’s generosity through individual donations such as yours. Without this help we would not be able to continue our efforts to maintain the beauty and function of The Old Church, and we hope you know how much we appreciate you and your patronage. Thank you for considering continued support of this essential element of Portland’s cultural landscape.
Check out our 2018 Annual Report to learn more about our efforts and accomplishments.
Thank you for believing in us, and for your generous support.
You may contribute online or by check, cash or card.
Visit our office, website or mail a check to:
The Old Church
1422 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97201
P.S. Once you make a contribution to TOC, and then make a subsequent contribution to the Oregon Cultural Trust (up to $500 for an individual, $1,000 for couples filing jointly), you are eligible to receive a 100% tax credit for your contribution to the Oregon Cultural Trust on your Oregon tax return. A tax credit is a dollar for dollar reduction of your taxes. In addition, you will also get a charitable contribution for both donations on your Federal return. The amount you can put into the Oregon Cultural Trust is. To find our more visit www.culturaltrust.org or call 503-986-0088.
For example: If you are a married couple living in Oregon in the 25% Federal tax bracket, a $1,000 donation to TOC and another $1,000 to the Oregon Cultural Trust will provide you with cash in your pocket benefit of $1,590. This means that your $2,000 donations really only cost you $410.
We invite you to get involved!
• Attend a concert or special event
• Book a show or event
• Volunteer and have fun doing it!
• Join the board of directors or become an ambassador for TOC
• Become a friend of TOC by making a general donation towards ongoing preservation and programming. Friends of TOC receive our newsletters and special discounts. Annual membership begins at $50 ($25 or seniors, students or person with a disability). You can also mail a check or drop by the office!
• Grab a Seat and reserve a place in this historic icon
THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Friends of The Old Church
The Autzen Foundation
The Jackson Foundation
The Kinsman Foundation
Oregon Arts Commission
Oregon Community Foundation
Oregon Cultural Trust
Regional Arts & Culture Council
Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust
The Wheeler Foundation
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