Individual Giving

Why give?

Together, we change lives through the power of music. Since the Richmond Symphony’s first concert in October of 1957, our main source of support has remained the generosity of individuals. Your gifts ensure the artistic excellence of Richmond’s orchestra, bring world-class artists to our region, welcome free community festivals to our neighborhoods, support innovative collaborations, and cultivate the next generation of musicians and arts champions through hands-on educational programs. 

Individual Giving Levels

Friend ($100+) /// Supporter ($250+) /// Family ($500+) /// Sustainer ($1,000+)

Circle Membership Levels

Virtuoso’s Circle ($20,000+) 
Conductor’s Circle ($10,000+) 
Concertmaster’s Circle ($7,500+) 
Principal’s Circle ($5,000+) 
Musician’s Circle ($3,000+)
Benefactor Circle ($1,500+)

Donors at the $100 level and above are recognized annually in the Richmond Symphony Playbill. Circle Members enjoy access to the Donor Lounge at Dominion Arts Center, a private bar and lounge open during Richmond Symphony concerts, and are invited to join the Symphony’s Donor Advisory Board (DAB).

To claim your benefits, please contact Victoria Cottrell.


Donor Advisory Board

A forum and sounding board of those significantly invested in the organization’s success, the Donor Advisory Board meets for conversations and receptions with the Symphony’s leadership team. Members receive special behind-the-scenes access, serve as advocates and ambassadors for the Symphony, and provide feedback and advice on the Symphony’s work. The group consists of individuals who make annual leadership gifts of $1,500 or more or represent businesses that contribute $5,000 or more.

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. Our Season Recaps highlight specific progress we make each year. We invite you to explore the 2018/19 Season Recap below. If using a mobile device, visit this link. To learn more about a day in the life of a Richmond Symphony Musician, check out this story on Principal Horn, James Ferree.


More questions? Contact us!

Individual Gifts
Victoria Cottrell, Annual Fund Coordinator
(804) 788-4717 ext. 102

Stock Gifts and Transfers

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

Bucci Zeugner
(804) 780-2087

Delaney Gibson
(804) 915-2892

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

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