Let’s dream together.

Our dream at Austin Classical Guitar is a world where music is here for everyone, connecting us, inspiring us, and bringing joy and meaning wherever it goes.
Here are some ways you can get involved with ACG.

Support ACG with a one-time gift or set up a recurring donation!

Give a gift of $25 or more and receive one year of membership benefits, including the best prices on concert tickets and invitations to special member-only events.

Use the form below to make a tax-deductible gift to ACG by credit card, or call us at (512) 300-2247. You are also welcome to send a check to P.O. Box 4072, Austin, Texas, 78765.

Become a member of ACG and join a vibrant community of like-minded people who appreciate the power of music to lift and inspire all of us.

ACG members receive the best prices on tickets for all of our major concerts, including our International, FlamencoAustin, and Summer Series.

Memberships are valid for one year, and membership fees are tax-deductible.

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Join our amazing team of volunteers!

The Javier Niño Memorial Scholarship Fund at Austin Classical Guitar exists to honor the memory of a wonderful young man who brought joy through beauty and kindness to countless people during his lifetime, and to support young classical guitarists in Austin, Texas—through scholarship lessons and other means—who show great promise and who will benefit from access to expert instruction and mentorship.

Click here to learn more and to contribute to the fund.

ACG Business Partnerships provide opportunities for businesses of any size to support some of ACG’s most vital education and social service programs. In return, we’ll acknowledge that support in a ways that are meaningful, high impact, and good for your business.

Each partnership is unique, and offers a range of custom options to choose from. Explore what’s available by making selections in the form below, or email James Fidlon if you would like to arrange a meeting or phone call.

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Our programs flourish thanks to our generous sponsors, and we are very good at saying thank you! We look forward to exploring the best ways to make the most of your investment in ACG.

Opportunities for the 2019-20 season are listed below. If you are interested in sponsoring a concert or program area, or would like more information, please email James Fidlon at James@AustinClassicalGuitar.org or call 512-300-2247.

Major Concert Series

Date
Description
Series
Amount/Sponsor
2019-20 Presenting Sponsor Complete Season $25,000
Oct 4 Xuefei Yang Overture $3,000
Oct 5 Xuefei Yang International $6,000/$3,000
Oct 20 Niño de Pura FlamencoAustin $8,000/$4,000
Tapas on the Terrace FlamencoAustin $3,000
Nov 9 Raphaël Feuillâtre International $6,000/$3,000
Jan 24-26 Together International $24,000/$6,000
Feb 15 Guitars Under the Stars Annual Gala $18,000/$12,000/$6,000/$3,000
Mar 7 David Russell International $8,000/$4,000
Mar 29 Grisha Goryachev FlamencoAustin $6,000/$3,000
Apr 25 SoloDuo International $6,000/$3,000

Let’s talk! Sponsorships and printed program advertisements may be combined for package discounts and may be scheduled or paid in installments.

Other Concert Series

Date
Description
Series
Amount
2019-20 Season Sponsor Classical Cactus Please inquire
Various Event Sponsor ACG UpClose Please inquire

Program Sponsorships

Help ACG change lives! Please inquire about sponsoring one of our education or social service programs.
Guitars in Schools ACG Youth Orchestra
Performance Engagement Community Guitar Ensembles
The Lullaby Project Juvenile Justice
Braille Music Initiative ACG Ensemble Festival
Free Lessons Initiative Summer Teacher Training

How We Say Thank You

ACG thanks are personal, meaningful, and high-impact. We look forward to discussing what works best for you. Possibilities include:
Print: Recognition in concert programs, brochures, and lobby signage
Online: Recognition on ACG website, blog feature, and social media posts
Spoken: Thanks from the stage
Tickets: Four premium tickets for partial sponsors, 10 premium tickets for exclusive sponsors*
*Complimentary sponsor tickets are optional and may be waived, increasing the fair market value (tax-deductibility) of your contribution.

Relationships

Most people only see the front-end of ACG – the concerts – but for me the real action happens on the educational side. ACG’s Youth Orchestra will have a huge impact on the youth who participate, providing them the opportunity to play with others and perform publicly, opening their eyes to the possibilities of music. – Dr. Michael Froehls, ACGYO Sponsor
The Austin Classical Guitar Endowment Fund

We established the ACG Endowment Fund at the Austin Community Foundation in 2015 to support ACG’s vision of serving our community long into the future.

Donations made to the fund are carefully invested in order to generate revenue for ACG year after year. The principal gift is never touched.

Depending on your philanthropic passions, you can specify how you would like your endowment gift to be used. ACG has a wide range of naming opportunities as well. Email us or call (512) 300-2247 to learn more.

Click here to contribute to the ACG Endowment Fund at the Austin Community Foundation.

Gift & Estate Planning: The Legacy Circle

We are honored by friends who pledge support for ACG through their will or a bequest, ensuring ACG will continue to thrive for years to come. A bequest can be made for a specific amount, for a percentage of your estate, or for a portion of what is left after you have made bequests to your family.

Please share with us news of your plans to include ACG in your planned giving so that we may recognize your support and include you in future Legacy Circle events.

Email us or call (512) 300-2247.

Employer Gift Matching
Make your gift to ACG go even further! Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees, sometimes even doubling the initial gift. If you’re not sure whether or not your company has a matching program, check with your HR Department. They’ll also be able to guide you through the process. And let us know how we can help!

Gifts of Stock
Donating appreciated shares of stock can be beneficial – for you and ACG. You will receive an income tax deduction equal to the full market value of the stock at the time of transfer, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. It’s a win-win!
Interested? We invite you or your financial advisor to contact us for transfer details or any questions. Email James Fidlon or call (512) 300-2247.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
If you are over 70 1/2 years old and have an IRA, you can lower the tax burden from your annual required minimum distribution by designating a gift to support ACG. You’ll pay no taxes on the amount you give.
There are some guidelines you’ll need to follow to when making a Qualified Charitable Distribution. Read more here, and speak with your financial advisor.

AmazonSmile
Visit AmazonSmile, login to your Amazon account, and select Austin Classical Guitar as the charitable organization you wish to receive donations. Amazon will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to ACG!

Create a Personal Campaign!
Did you know you can create a Facebook fundraiser that will encourage your friends to donate to Austin Classical Guitar? Click here to learn how you can spread the word about ACG’s work changing lives through the power of music!

Have a comment, question, or story you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear from you!