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Financial Donations & Sponsorships

Sponsorships and donations help enable LGBA to fulfill its mission to promote Music. Visibility. Pride.

All financial, material, and in-kind contributions are greatly appreciated! You can make a donation to LGBA by simply clicking the “Donate” button above. You will be redirected to PayPal, where you can donate by credit or debit card, or directly out of your existing PayPal account.  Donations can be set up on a monthly basis

If you wish to give to the Presidents’ Circle (financial donations of $500 or more), please see the Presidents’ Circle page here.

Sponsorships are contributions by businesses and other organizations. Sponsors will be recognized on our website and noted at conferences and special events. Contact us to learn more about how we could promote your company or service. All sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. LGBA is incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Washington, D.C. and 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status by the IRS.

If you are interested in supporting LGBA with a sponsorship or in other ways, please contact us here.  If you’d like to make a financial contribution, you can click on the “Donate” button above.

Your generosity provides:

  • scholarships for members to attend conferences and special events
  • fees to acquire or commission new music
  • Programs and services to our member bands
  • underwriting of annual conference
  • and much more!

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind donations include material items (e.g. instruments) or a donated service (e.g. music clinician).  Please contact our Treasurer at with any questions concerning in-kind donations.

The Jon Sims Endowment Fund

The Jon Sims Endowment Fund is LGBA’s commitment to ensure the future viability of the organization for years to come. To donate to the LGBA endowment fund, click the donate button above and state Endowment in the memo.  Or write “Endowment” on the memo line of a check mailed to:

1030 15th Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

Alternately, you can write a check directly to the Jon Sims Endowment Fund with “LGBA” written in the memo line to make sure that funds are directed into the LGBA fund.

Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts
PO Box 14172
San Francisco, CA 94114

Planned Giving

We welcome the opportunity to discuss how your bequest can play a meaningful role in our future and perpetuate your life values. Please contact us to discuss all of the memorial bequest opportunities available to you.


When making a decision to include LGBA in your estate plans, please direct your funds to:

“Lesbian and Gay Band Association (LGBA). These funds are to be used to support LGBA at the discretion of the LGBA board.”

You may further specify your bequest to one of our on-going projects.  Please contact us to discuss language that would best meet your needs to be sure we are able to apply the bequest in accordance with your wishes.

Every dollar given to LGBA through a bequest or other testamentary gift is fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes when certain legal requirements are met.  An estate tax deduction is allowed for a deferred bequest to LGBA even though the bequest provides income benefits to individual beneficiaries.


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