Support PineCone



Support PineCone by becoming a member

You can join PineCone at the Basic Level ($35), the Family or Performer Levels ($50), the Student or Senior Level ($25), or you can contribute at higher levels such as Contributor and Sponsor Levels. All members are eligible for discounts to all ticketed PineCone events, and all members receive PineCone’s monthly newsletter. Members can also participate in members’ only events, programs, and social activities, and those who donate at higher levels are eligible for additional benefits. Please consider joining PineCone today, and help us keep traditional music flourishing in our communities for future generations to enjoy!

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Donate to PineCone 

Donations from individuals provide a significant portion of PineCone’s financial support. With more than 900 members and donors, PineCone is able to develop quality programs and assist other local arts groups to bring traditional performers to the area. Your tax-deductible contributions help PineCone continue to preserve, present, and promote all forms of traditional music, dance, and other folk performing arts for the people of North Carolina. PineCone is a privately funded nonprofit institution. We rely on the generosity of our friends and supporters to meet operating costs and other expenses. There are many ways for individuals, foundations, and corporations to give their support.


Minimum: $10.00

Please note: Current PineCone members who choose to donate above and beyond their current membership can receive additional membership benefits in accordance with PineCone's membership levels. You can choose to donate to PineCone without becoming a member; if you are interested in becoming a PineCone member in order to make your donation today, you can use the Join or Renew button above, or you can join by phone or by mail. If you have any questions, please call us at 919-664-8333 or e-mail your membership questions to us.

In-Kind Donations

PineCone also enjoys growing in-kind support from businesses and individuals that find they can more readily offer materials and services. The donation of equipment, materials and services to PineCone helps offset our expenditures for such items and allows us to invest in program expansion and improvement. Please  contact our office by phone (919-664-8333) or e-mail to discuss what you would like to offer.

Honorary or Memorial Gifts

Make a donation in honor or in memory of someone and PineCone will send a personal acknowledgement to the recipient informing them know of your generous gift.

Support the Ray Bilger Bluegrass Scholarship Fund

The Ray Bilger Bluegrass Scholarship Fund was generously created by the family of the late Ray Bilger. These funds provide scholarship opportunites for students to attend the PineCone bluegrass summer camp program presented in partnership with the Town of Cary. 


By making a planned gift to PineCone, you can leave an enduring legacy while ensuring that we continue to serve future generations of traditional musicians and music fans. Donors who make planned gifts are honored as Sustaining Members of PineCone. Sustaining Members receive complimentary Membership, preferred seating at concert events, invitations to special events, among other exclusive benefits. This is our way of thanking you for your leadership. Furthermore, your memory will live on in perpetuity at PineCone, acknowledging your generous donation.

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match gifts you make to non-profits, such as PineCone. Check with your human resources department to see if your company has a matching gift program and how you can use it to maximize your gift to PineCone.

THANK YOU for considering a donation to PineCone! If you have any questions, you can e-mail Executive Director William Lewis, or call 919-664-8333 and speak with him directly.

Donor Privacy – PineCone does not sell or share names of donors with any other organization or agency. If you wish to remain anonymous, your name will not appear in any PineCone publication.

PineCone is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable membership organization dedicated to preserving, presenting, and promoting all forms of traditional music, dance, and other folk performing arts. All contributions to PineCone are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, Federal ID No. 58-1603429.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2000. This license is not an endorsement by the State.