The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is a registered charity and tax-deductible gift recipient. This section has been created to inform you about giving in general and to give you background information about how to get involved as a Patron and Donor – be it with WASO or another charity. We are aware that some of you may be first-time Patrons so thought you mind find this information useful.
If you would like to find out more about tax-deductible donations and gifts please see the following helpful links from the Australian Tax Office:
If you have any additional questions around giving to WASO or in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Please contact Alecia Benzie, Executive Manager, Private Giving on 9326 0020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving West is a community resource for the people of Western Australia. We exist to support, encourage and promote a strong culture of giving and philanthropy with the aim of increasing the level, quality and effectiveness of giving in Western Australia. There is a lot of useful information on this website about giving: http://www.givingwest.org.au/
Click on the below links to read these philanthropy related articles.
Catherine Keenan, Sydney Morning Herald, August 7, 2010
Fierce competition for the philanthropic dollar has forced artistic companies to come up with new ways of attracting money...
Dr Karl Paulnack (Director, Music Division, Boston Conservatory)
Dr. Karl Paulnack's Welcome Address to parents of incoming students, September 2004. "One of my parents' deepest fears, I suspect, is that society would not properly value me as a musician..."
Every Child Needs Music
Richard Gill, Limelight Magazine, January 19, 2013
Richard Gill argues that "music education does not just make children more musical; it unleashes their creative powers."