Giving

We invite you to join our efforts to enrich community life through music. You can be linked with our vibrant tradition and exciting future by:

  • Making a monetary gift
  • Contributing goods and services
  • Becoming a concert program advertising sponsor
  • Donating your time as a Symphony volunteer

We are a Section 501(c)(3) charitable fine arts organization. We offer both general-donation and designated-sponsorship giving opportunities. Contact us for more information.

Because we keep our ticket prices low, we rely on monetary donations to cover half of the cost of producing concerts. You can give in a number of ways:

  • Call 630.887.7464 to donate using your credit card
  • Donate through PayPal
  • Mail a check to: West Suburban Symphony Society, P.O. Box 565, Hinsdale, Illinois 60522
  • Shop at www.smile.amazon.com and select West Suburban Symphony Society as your charity: Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of your purchases to us (select us as your charity by following the instructions on the Amazon site)

General Donations

Gifts of any amount are deeply appreciated and used where most needed. We recognize donors in our concert programs, at eight levels of giving:

Virtuoso $5,000 + Benefactor $500 + Sponsor $50 +
Guardian $2,500 + Patron $250 + Supporter $25 +
Angel $1,000 + Sustainer $100 +

Designated Sponsorships

Sponsors of concerts, artists and masterpieces are widely recognized in print and digital promotions for our concerts, and in our concert programs.

Sponsor a concert. One sponsorship is available for each concert: $4000 per concert.

Sponsor an artist. These sponsorships are available:

  • 2017-18 Music Director's Chair: $5,000 gift in support of Maestro Peter Lipari
  • 2017-18 Concertmaster's Chair: $1,000 gift in support of Charlotte Bogda
  • Winner of our 71st annual teen solo competition: $500
  • Violin soloist for Daugherty's Fire and Blood: $500 gift in support of Victoria Moreira
  • Vocal soloists for Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky and/or Brahms' German Requiem: $500 gift in support of Stacy Eckert, Ann McMann, or Jeffrey Ray (3 sponsorships available)

Sponsor a masterpiece. These sponsorships are available:

  • Prokoviev's Alexander Nevsky cantata: $1000
  • Daugherty's Fire and Blood violin concerto: $800
  • Barber's Symphony No. 1 in One Movement: $500
  • Hess's A Christmas Overture: $300
  • Rebikov's Christmas Tree Suite: $200

Program Advertising Sponsorships

We offer opportunities to support the production of our printed concert programs, with recognition in an ad that appears in those programs. See this form for details or contact us with any questions.