Individual Giving

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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. And, now through June 30, 2018, all new and increased gifts to the Symphony’s Annual Fund will be matched, helping us to unlock a $500,000 challenge grant from the Cabell Foundation. The Richmond Symphony’s Tax ID is 54-6024033.

Individual Giving Levels

 ///  Benefactor ($1000+) ///  Patron ($750+)  /// Sustainer ($500+)  /// Ovation ($350+)  ///  Friend ($250+)  ///  Supporter ($100+)  

Circle Membership Levels

Virtuoso’s Circle ($20,000+) 
Conductor’s Circle ($10,000+) 
Concertmaster’s Circle ($5,000+) 
Principal’s Circle ($2,500+) 
Musician’s Circle ($1,500+) 

Donors at all levels 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).

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 2016-17 Season Recap below. If using a mobile device, visit this link. The 2015-16 Season Recap is also available here. 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
Pearl Bickersteth, Individual Giving & Special Events Manager
804.788.4717, ext. 116

General Questions
Beth Anne Enright, Advancement & Board Relations Coordinator
804.788.4717, ext. 102

Stock Gifts and Transfers
Mark Barrett, Scott and Stringfellow
Account #: 70491091
Account Name: Richmond Symphony Annual Fund
DTC #: 0702