Support Apollo’s Fire
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The Annual Fund
Donations to Apollo’s Fire’s Annual Fund support the concert season, including AF’s extensive education & outreach programs (The Community Access Initiative). Your gifts are crucial to the continuation of AF’s exceptional artistic programming (ticket sales cover less than 50% of expenses).
Campaign to Secure the Future
Making an ADDITIONAL gift to AF’s Campaign to Secure the Future helps ensure that AF continues into the future, for years to come, making its music and bringing the community together. The campaign goal is to raise $250,000 over the next two years. Please help us to Secure our Future!
NEW! The Musicians’ Fund
Apollo’s Fire established the Musicians’ Fund in March 2020 to support our musicians who are facing severe loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic. Through this fund, AF has paid its musicians over $170,000 in partial fees for canceled concerts during the pandemic and in modest “COVID-19 Relief Grants“ to those of our core musicians who are most in need.
AF is continuing to support our musicians this season. The larger concert programs that had been planned before the pandemic are now replaced with smaller chamber programs that can be done with physical distancing on stage. Some of the money from the Musicians’ Fund will be steered to regular AF musicians who are not included in the chamber programs but would have performed in the larger programs that were originally planned. AF will also provide another round of COVID Relief Grants to our core musicians who are most in need.
Apollo’s Fire is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. F.E.I.D. 34-1696842. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Click here to view Audited Financial Statements for FY20.
Click here to view IRS Form 990 for FY20.
Financial documents for Apollo’s Fire may be found at Guidestar.org
Different Ways to Make a Gift to Apollo’s Fire
You can make a Tribute gift in memory of a beloved person or in honor of someone’s birthday, anniversary, or special occasion.
1. Gifts made by check or credit card
Simply click the button below and donate securely through PayPal.
You do not need to register with PayPal to make a donation.
Call the Development Office at 216.320.0012 x 2 or 800.314.2535 x 2.
Send your check, payable to Apollo’s Fire, to:
3091 Mayfield Road, Suite 217
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
2. Donate Appreciated Stock and avoid paying capital gains taxes while getting a deduction for the value of the donated stock. Contact us on transferring stocks and other securities – Angela Mortellaro at 216.320.0012 x 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3. IRA Distributions – If you are 70 1/2 years or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA each year to a qualified charity or charities without incurring income tax on the withdrawal.
4. For Legacy Gifts (including bequests, life insurance, charitable gift annuities, etc.) click here to learn more about making a Legacy Gift to Apollo’s Fire.
INCREASE THE IMPACT OF YOUR GIFT
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Many companies show they care about the causes that are important to their employees by matching donations made to non-profit organizations. Please check with your employer about matching gifts.
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LEVELS OF GIVING
Annual Support – The Ritornello Circle
A ritornello is the recurring theme in a baroque concerto. The annual supporters of Apollo’s Fire are recognized with membership in the Ritornello Circle as well as a variety of benefits.
$25,000+ Conductor’s Circle
Concert season or special project sponsor
$10,000 – $24,999 Mount Olympus
Sponsor a principal musician chair for a season
$5,000 – $9,999 Versailles Circle
Sponsor a concert series
$2,500 – $4,999 Esterhazy Circle
Sponsor a guest artist
$1,000 – $2,499 Medici Circle
Invitation for 2 to private house concert
$500 – $999 Brandenburg Circle
Invitation to a VIP reception
$250 Buckingham Circle
Intermission hospitality. Upon request – AF CD
$100 Supporter Circle
Invitation to open rehearsals
All benefits are cumulative.