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
O Virtuoso’s Circle ($20,000+)
O Conductor’s Circle ($10,000+)
O Concertmaster’s Circle ($7,500+)
O Principal’s Circle ($5,000+)
O Musician’s Circle ($3,000+)
O 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).
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 2017-18 Season Recap below. If using a mobile device, visit this link. The 2016-17 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!
Pearl Bickersteth, Individual Giving & Special Events Manager
804.788.4717, ext. 116
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
The Richmond Symphony’s Tax ID is 54-6024033.