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.
WE NEED YOU NOW, MORE THAN EVER, AS WE MOVE INTO THE FUTURE.
After an intense year of restoration and preservation efforts, there is nothing more rewarding than to see this historic treasure so strong and stunning at 136 years old. Without our community’s support this beloved grand dame would be a distant memory. Your contributions literally keep her standing, and goodness knows, the older one gets, the more TLC one needs. Time to refill the coffers to continue the never-ending act of preservation.
IT TAKES A LOT OF EFFORT TO KEEP THE ENGINE PURRING!
As for what goes on inside these walls, we’ve entered a new era as a world-class performance venue, with strong programming to match the physical beauty and strength of the building itself. The hundreds of wonderful concerts and events each year generate income to help pay for its increasing regular and long-term maintenance. We know that if TOC is to survive it won’t be on looks alone, but because of its attraction as an arts and culture venue. 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. Check out our 2017 Annual Report to learn more about our efforts and accomplishments.
We need your help now to keep our busy engine purring!
Thank you for believing in us, and for your generous support.
The Old Church is a testament to volunteer effort and stands today because of the love of its community. Thank you for your support and generosity. You may contribute 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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