Individual Giving – Friends of the Freight

The generosity of people like you helps keep traditional music thriving at the Freight & Salvage.

The Freight & Salvage is a non profit 501c3 organization (Federal Tax ID: 94-2887073). Our formal name is the “Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music”, and we conduct business as the “Freight & Salvage”. Donation checks may be made payable to either entity. All donations are 100% tax deductible. You can donate online or mail your donation to PO Box 8597, Berkeley, CA 94707.

Friend of the Freight

With your gift of $100 or more, you’ll enjoy a range of donor benefits including priority notice of shows, ticket discounts, VIP concerts, and more. Membership supports the presentation of traditional music from an ever-expanding group of musicians whose eclectic sounds make the Freight home for a community of music lovers as energetic and as diverse as the Bay Area itself.

Music Circle Society

The Freight’s premier donor group provides vital support that makes our celebrated programs possible. With your gift of $2,500 or more, you’ll enjoy a range of special opportunities to be closer to the music, including reserved seats.

Monthly Gifts

Annual gifts of $300 or more may be paid over 12 months. Click the ‘Pledge’ button on the donation form. After your initial payment, your credit card will be automatically charged at the beginning of each month for the following 11 months. For tax purposes, you’ll receive an acknowledgment after your first and last payments.

Ways to Give

Pay by cash, check, or credit card by using our printable and mailable form [PDF]


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