Individual Giving

Why give?

The Richmond Symphony is passionate about making music an integral part of the lives of those living, learning and working here by embracing the Richmond region’s unique vitality and diverse constituents. Your gift today ensures that the Symphony’s greatest capacity for impact is realized through high quality and innovative performances, listening to and learning from our community and being a welcoming and inclusive orchestra for the modern day.

Pledge to give to the Richmond Symphony’s Annual Fund. Please send pledge forms to 612 E. Grace St. Suite 401 Richmond, VA 23219 or email them to


What is the impact of my gift?

The arts enhance quality of life and strengthen the economy, driving tourism, fostering innovation, increasing civic engagement, bringing traffic to local businesses, and raising academic performance levels in schools. The flexibility of funds from individual donors have an outsized impact on our work, catalyzing gifts from industry, government, and other philanthropies. 

Donor Benefit Levels
Donor Benefits including in-person receptions, rehearsals, and donor lounge access may be subject to change based on the evolving health safety protocols. We will continue to follow CDC guidelines and building policies moving forward and will communicate with you throughout the season about any changes to your benefits

O Virtuoso’s Circle
($50, 000+)
    • Benefits listed below, plus
    • Highly personalized recognition and a range of sponsorship opportunities
    • Exclusive Q&A with Music Director, Valentina Peleggi
    • Lunch with the Executive Director

Conductor’s Circle
($25,000 – $49,999)
    • Benefits listed below, plus
    • Personalized recognition and specific sponsorship and naming opportunities

($10,000 – $24,999)
    • Benefits listed below, plus
    • Invitation to the 23/24 Season Preview Event
    • Invitation to a Private Reception with guest artist(s), Music Director and Executive Director
    • Invitation to an exclusive onstage rehearsal experience

Concertmaster’s Circle
($5,000 – $9,999)
    • Benefits listed below, plus
    • Invitation to a private Reception featuring a performance by Richmond Symphony Concertmaster, Daisuke Yamamoto

($2,500 – $4,999)
    • Benefits listed below, plus
    • Access to the Donor Lounge at Dominion Energy Center one-hour prior to and at intermission during Richmond Symphony performances.
       The Lounge features a complimentary bar, light bites, and access to private restrooms.
    • Invitation to a Private Reception with the Youth Orchestra Program Concertmaster and scholarship students

O Musician’s Circle
($1,000 – $2,499)
    • Benefits listed below, plus
    • 2 tickets to the Season Finale Celebration
    • Invitation to the Annual Meeting

($500 – $999)
    • Benefits listed below, plus
    • 2 reserved seats at a Youth Orchestra Program performance
    • 22/23 Richmond Symphony Benefits Card – access to discounts at RVA businesses & restaurants, and 10% discount on concessions purchases at
      Dominion Energy Center and Altria Theater during Richmond Symphony performances.

($250 – $499)
    • Benefits listed below, plus
    • Recognition in the Playbill
    • Access to pre-sale opportunities for special events and concerts
    • Invitation to one of 2 Backstage Tour Days

($100 – $249)
    • Receive a copy of the annual Impact Statement
    • Invitation to 2 Open Rehearsals

More questions? Contact us!

Individual Gifts
Kiaya Smith, Donor Relations Manager
(804) 788-4717 ext. 102

Nai’lah Rowe, Donor Relations Assistant
(804) 788-4717 ext. 116

Stock Gifts and Transfers
Please notify Kiaya Smith of your intent to make a stock transfer to the Richmond Symphony so that we can appropriately acknowledge your gift upon receipt. Thank you!

Financial Institution: Pershing
DTC #0443
Account # DA4003996
Account name: Richmond Symphony Annual Fund Gift Account

Financial Institution: Pershing
DTC #0443
Account # DA4004002
Account name: Richmond Symphony Foundation

Wortie Ferrell II
(804) 780-2123
Sarah Grammer
(804) 915-2750

Mailing Address:
Davenport and Company LLC
901 East Cary Street, Suite 1100
Richmond, VA 23219

The Richmond Symphony’s Tax ID is 54-6024033.