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Support the BSO

Ways to Give

There are many simple and secure ways to support the BSO, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood. Learn more and find the method that works best for you.
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  • Please note: The Friends Office will be closed on December 31, 2021. Credit card gifts made by phone will be accepted through close of business on December 30, 2021.

Outright Gifts

Gifts that Provide Income

Bequests

Tax/Calendar Year and Fiscal Year Deadlines

Depending on the type of gift and the method of its delivery, the due date to claim a charitable deduction in a calendar year, or to count toward the BSO's fiscal year, will differ.

Tax/Calendar Year Deadlines

Gift TypeDate Requirement
Credit Card OnlineMade by 11:59pm on December 30, 2021 (The Friends Office will be closed December 31, 2021.)
Credit Card by PhoneProcessed by 4pm on the last business day on or before December 31
Mail/CheckPostmarked by December 31
Securities, Mutual Funds, Electronic Transfer, or IRA RolloverReceived by the BSO by December 31

BSO Fiscal Year Deadlines

Gift TypeDate Requirement
Credit Card OnlineMade by 11:59pm on August 31
Credit Card by PhoneProcessed by 4pm on the last business day on or before August 31
Mail/CheckPostmarked by August 31
Securities, Mutual Funds, Electronic Transfer, or IRA RolloverReceived by the BSO by August 31

All gifts to the BSO are tax-deductible as allowed by law. The BSO Inc. tax identification (501(c(3))) number is 04-2103550.

Questions?

  • Contact the Friends Office

    For more information about supporting the BSO, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood, contact the Friends Office at 617-638-9267 or friendsofthebso@bso.org.