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By contributing to the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, each individual plays a  part in shaping the artistic future of the symphony and community through gifts to our Annual Fund or our endowment. We welcome gifts of any amount and offer benefits at every level of giving to enhance your symphony experience.

Individual Giving

Supporter - (Gifts under $100)
ENCORE receptions - Join us after select concerts for coffee in the Miller Auditorium Grand Tier lobby and enjoy a chance to mingle with KSO musicians, staff and board members

Contributor - (Gifts of $100 - $349)
Give a gift at the Member level for less than $10 per month!
All benefits and privileges listed above PLUS:
Program Book Listing - Your name will appear in the donor listing of the KSO concert program book all season long
Annual Meeting/Reception - Join us for the KSO Annual Meeting and Reception in May/June and exercise your right to vote on the slate of candidates for the KSO Board of Directors

Sustainer - (Gifts of $350 - $599)
Gifts at the Sustainer level start at less than $30 per month!
All benefits and privileges listed above PLUS:
Special Post-Concert Receptions - Meet and mingle after select concerts with KSO musicians, guest artists, other donors and VIPs

Patron - (Gifts of $600 - $999)
Gifts at the Patron level start at only $50 per month!
All benefits and privileges listed above PLUS:
Ticket Vouchers - Receive two (2) complimentary ticket vouchers good for select KSO concerts (some restrictions apply)
VIP Lounge - Join us in the VIP Lounge at Miller Auditorium before and during intermission for beverages and light snacks

Stradivarius Society

Stradivarius Society members support the KSO with gifts of $1,000 or more each year.
Give a gift at the Stradivarius level for less than $85 per month.

Orchestra Circle - (Gifts of $1,000 - $1,499)
All benefits and privileges listed above PLUS:
Ticket Vouchers - Receive two (2) ADDITIONAL ticket vouchers (for a total of four) good for select KSO concerts (some restrictions apply)
Season Preview Luncheon - Join other Stradivarius Society members and special guests in September for a special event launching the concert season

Artists' Circle - (Gifts of $1,500 - $2,999)
All benefits and privileges listed above PLUS:
VIP Parking - Park with ease at Miller and Chenery Auditoriums with a VIP Parking Pass

Conductor's Circle - (Gifts of $3,000 - $4,999)
All benefits and privileges listed above PLUS:
Opportunity to Name a Section Chair for One Year

Gold Baton Circle - (Gifts of $5,000 or More)
All benefits and privileges listed above PLUS:
Opportunity to Name a Principal Chair for One Year

Memorials/Tributes

A contribution of any amount to the Symphony can be designated to remember or honor someone. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra acknowledges these gifts and the people honored by these gifts in our Season Program. Please contact the KSO office at (269) 349-7759 for complete information.

Naming Opportunities

Perhaps you or a family member has had a lifelong love of a particular instrument. Or maybe you have a strong desire to associate your family with a particular concert or education program, including new ventures. The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra offers many opportunities for naming: Please contact the KSO office at (269) 349-7759 for complete information.

Leaving your Legacy

The members of our Leta Snow Legacy Society have remembered the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra in their will, trust, or other estate instrument because they care deeply about keeping the music alive in our community for generations to come.
Here are some examples of what KSO donors are doing now to support the Symphony in the future:

  • Naming the Symphony in their will (bequest) to receive a percentage or fixed amount of their remaining estate.
  • Naming the Symphony as owner or beneficiary of their retirement instrument or life insurance policy (existing or new policies).
  • Setting up a Charitable Remainder Trust so that they and their beneficiaries can receive life income payments while making a future provision for the Symphony (Unitrusts - variable income, Annuity Trusts - fixed income).
  • Starting a Charitable Gift Annuity which is owned by the KSO but pays a fixed income to the donor for life.
  • Participating in a Pooled Income Trust whereby the assets of several donors are combined into a single fund.

Because there are many ways to make a legacy gift, we urge you to consult with your financial advisor to determine which is right for you. Please Contact the KSO at (269) 349-7759 to find out more about leaving a legacy gift to the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.