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Calendar Year End Giving

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Join the Philadelphia Orchestra family or renew your commitment today.

Your gift to the Annual Fund sustains the Orchestra’s work on stage, in the community, and around the world. Gifts of all sizes make an impact, and all gifts of $100 or more come with benefits to help you create a deep, personal connection to the music and the musicians.

To ensure The Philadelphia Orchestra receives your gift in calendar year 2018, please note the following:

  • Credit card contributions must be received by midnight on December 31, 2018. The Annual Fund Office will be open until 5:00 PM that day to take your gift over the phone, or you can make your gift online until midnight.
  • Contributions made with a check must be in the mail, postmarked by December 31, 2018.
  • Gifts of securities must be received by our broker by 4:00 PM on December 31, 2018.

If you have questions or comments, please call the Annual Fund office at 215.893.3151, or e-mail us at development@philorch.org.

Contributions to the Philadelphia Orchestra Annual Fund can be made via check or credit card and sent to the address below. Please make all checks payable to The Philadelphia Orchestra.

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Attn: Annual Fund
One South Broad Street, 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Benefits Levels

Orchestra On Demand Access ($50)

 Donors of $50 or more are given access to Orchestra On Demand. From archival recordings to recent broadcasts, the portal offers unprecedented access to timeless Philadelphia Orchestra performances.

 

Friends' Circle ($100-$249)

 Friends' Circle benefits include:

  • Two Open Rehearsal Tickets
  • A Philadelphia Orchestra Membership card, which affords you a 10% discount on tickets to concerts in the subscription series
Value of Benefits: $10.00

 

Concert Circle ($250-$499)

 All Friends' Circle benefits, along with:

  • Two Additional Open Rehearsal Tickets (for a total of four)
  • A free Philadelphia Orchestra CD or iTunes album download from available selection
Value of Benefits: $30.00

 

Musicians' Circle ($500-$999)

 All Concert Circle benefits, along with:

  • Two Additional Open Rehearsal Tickets (for a total of six)
  • An invitation for two to a Closed Rehearsal and breakfast
  • An invitation for two to attend one Salon Series event
Value of Benefits: $105.00

 

Principal Player Circle ($1,000-$1,499)

 All Musicians' Circle benefits, along with:

  • Two Additional Open Rehearsal Tickets (for a total of eight)
  • An invitation for two to attend two Salon Series events
Value of Benefits: $165.00

 

Concertmaster Circle ($1,500-$1,999)

 All Principal Player Circle benefits, along with:

  • Recognition of your contribution in Playbill, the Orchestra's program book
  • An invitation for two to attend three Salon Series events
Value of Benefits: $228.00

 

Soloist Circle ($2,000-$2,499)

 All Concertmaster Circle benefits, along with:

  • An invitation for two to attend a special reception with Orchestra musicians
Value of Benefits: $265.00

 

Maestro's Circle ($2,500-$7,499)

 Devotees $2,500
All Soloist Circle benefits, along with:

  • Exclusive use of the Wells Fargo Founders' Lounge on Tier 1 during concerts in the subscription series
  • Access to reserved parking in the Kimmel Center Garage*
  • Access to Maestro's Circle Priority Services representative
  • A backstage tour
  • Access to all Open Rehearsals, with exclusive reserved seating in Tier 1 and the Conductor's Circle*
  • Priority subscription seating consideration
Value of Benefits: $300.00

*As available. Please call the Priority Services representative in advance of your concert to arrange
*Conductor's Circle seating is at the discretion of the maestro

 $5,000
All Devotees benefits, along with:

  • An invitation to a Green Room reception with musicians, Orchestra leadership, and guest artists as available
  • A personal backstage tour (please contact the Annual Fund staff at 215.893.3151 to arrange)
Value of Benefits: $325.00

 

Maestro's Circle Partners ($7,500-$24,999)

 Partners $7,500
All Devotees benefits, along with:

  • An invitation to a private house party with Orchestra leadership and musicians
Value of Benefits: $375.00

 $10,000
All Partners benefits, along with:

  • The opportunity to travel to New York on the Orchestra's train, attend the Orchestra's performance at Carnegie Hall, and share a pre-concert dinner with musicians and Orchestra leadership
Value of Benefits: $425.00

 $15,000
All Partners benefits, along with:

  • The opportunity to enjoy post-concert cocktails with Orchestra musicians and leadership
Value of Benefits: $725.00

 

Maestro's Circle Champions ($25,000-$99,999)

 Champions $25,000
All Partners benefits, along with:

  • Recognition as sponsor of a single concert during the Philadelphia subscription season
Value of Benefits: $854.00

 $50,000
All Champions benefits, along with:

  • The opportunity to underwrite a guest soloist or conductor
Value of Benefits: $854.00

 $75,000
All Partners benefits, along with:

  • Private dinner with the concertmaster
Value of Benefits: $1,154.00

 

Fabulous Philadelphians ($100,000)

 The Philadelphia Orchestra has long been known throughout the world for its lush sound and magnificent music-making, which have earned them the nickname "The Fabulous Philadelphians." Our musicians are proud to share this name with those who make an extraordinary commitment to our Annual Fund. Their support ensures that The Philadelphia Orchestra is able to steward its tradition of artistic excellence and community outreach.

 

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of Securities

 Gifts of appreciated stock are simple to execute and may offer substantial tax advantages to donors while supporting the Orchestra. Please click here for detailed instructions on making this type of gift.

 

IRA Charitable Rollover

IRA Charitable Rollover

Donors of age 70 ½ or older may donate funds from a traditional or Roth individual retirement account (IRA) to The Philadelphia Orchestra. A single person may transfer up to $100,000 tax-free per year; a married couple may transfer up to $200,000 tax-free per year from separate accounts. Please click here for a sample letter to send to your plan administrator. If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact Mitch Bassion at 215.893.1811 or mbassion@philorch.org

 

Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity

Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity

Payout rates on Charitable Gift Annuities are higher than they have been in several years. Contact Mitch Bassion at 215.893.1811 or mbassion@philorch.org to learn more about this easy way to supplement your retirement income with fixed, guaranteed payments for life, while making a meaningful gift to the Orchestra’s permanent endowment fund.