Support

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).

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.

ImpactReportFY17

More questions? Contact us!

Individual Gifts
Pearl Bickersteth, Individual Giving & Special Events Manager
804.788.4717, ext. 116
pbickersteth@richmondsymphony.com

General Questions
Beth Anne Enright, Advancement & Board Relations Coordinator
804.788.4717, ext. 102
baenright@richmondsymphony.com

Stock Gifts and Transfers
Mark Barrett, Scott and Stringfellow
804-780-3232
Account #: 70491091
Account Name: Richmond Symphony Annual Fund
DTC #: 0702

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