Support

Help the WSO Achieve its Mission

Ways to Give

Credit Card

Make a secure online donation now. We are happy to take your credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover).

Phone or Mail

To send a gift or make a pledge, call us at (757) 229-9857 or download the printable donor form (PDF).
Please print and mail to:

The Williamsburg Symphony
P. O. Box 400
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Qualified Charitable Distribution

Consider giving a portion of your annual Required Mimimum Distribution (RMD) to the WSO.

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Matching Gift

Please obtain any necessary matching gift forms from your employer and forward to:

The Williamsburg Symphony
P. O. Box 400
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Types of Donations

Individual Giving

Ticket revenue covers less than half of The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra's production costs, with generous gifts from individuals and corporations providing much of the rest. With your continuing help, we will be able to deepen our unique role in our community by bringing great classical music to everyone. Friends of the Symphony are recognized in every concert program and may take advantage of a number of special benefits. Your tax-deductible gift may be given for one of many reasons:

  • Annual gift – to cover costs of operations
  • Acknowledgment – to mark a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, graduation, new baby)
  • Honorarium – to honor a special person
  • Thank you – to show appreciation
  • Memorial – to make a gift in memory of a dear, departed one

For more information, Contact Us. To get involved, consider participating in our Fundraising Events.

We sincerely appreciate all gifts, large and small. Broad community support enables the Symphony to achieve its goal of making beautiful music available to all ages and interests.

Corporate Giving

Support from local and national companies provides essential funding for The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. In return, partnering with the Symphony allows corporate entities to:

  • Gain valuable recognition
  • Support an organization that enhances our community’s quality of life and economic vitality
  • Achieve many of their philanthropic, marketing and institutional goals

All privileges are conveyed on an annual basis and are renewable on the anniversary of the gift.

Numerous opportunities are available for corporate sponsorships and mutually beneficial partnerships. For more information, Contact Us.

Concert Sponsorship

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities throughout the season, each designed to provide companies with maximum visibility and direct access to Symphony patrons. Each sponsor package is customized to meet your company's marketing objectives, and it incorporates a wide variety of benefits, including:

  • Acknowledgment and link on the Symphony website
  • Logo identification in the Symphony's paid advertising
  • Logo indentification on orchestra brochures and concert programs
  • In-theatre signage
  • Cross promotion and register-to-win displays
  • Client entertainment packages
  • Access to Symphony musicians and guest artists

All privileges are conveyed on an annual basis and are renewable on the anniversary of the sponsorship.

For more information, Contact Us.

Endowment Giving

Like any vigorous organization, The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra's mission is to continue to grow—in the strength and variety of its programming, in the quantity of its outreach efforts and in the satisfaction it brings to its audiences. To do so requires an endowment that keeps pace with this growth. Unlike annual gifts, which are expended for short-term needs, gifts for the endowment are invested, and the principal is held in perpetuity. The Symphony will spend income from the Endowment Fund to support its activities.

There are many endowment opportunities, one of which is establishing a named chair; this endowed chair serves to enrich the orchestra by attracting exceptional musicians. Generosity to the Symphony's endowment campaign is recognized in several ways, but the greatest benefit for a benefactor is the knowledge that his or her gift will assure the continuing excellence of one of America's best symphony orchestras, now and into the future.

All privileges are conveyed on an annual basis and are renewable on the anniversary of the gift.

Ways to Give

Friends of The Williamsburg Symphony are invited to make gifts or commitments to the endowment campaign. Gifts may be made in cash, appreciated securities, or other property, such as real estate or life insurance. Generous payment periods may be arranged. A variety of planned giving vehicles, which offer significant tax savings and yield generous incomes to the donors or beneficiaries, are also available. Usually funded by gifts of long-term appreciated property, these include the pooled income fund and the charitable remainder trust. All gifts to The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information, Contact Us.

Giving Levels & Benefits

Contributing Patron - $5,000+

  • Priority in requests for the Symphony's annual subscription series, changes or seat improvements
  • Listing in The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra performance program
  • Invitation to all post-concert receptions

Life Patron - $25,000+

All of Supporting Patron, plus:

  • Naming of a principal chair for life
  • Invitation to all Symphony musicales

Supporting Patron - $10,000+

All of Contributing Patron, plus:

  • In consultation with the Music Director, you may choose a work to be performed by The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra during the season

Conductor's Circle- $50,000+

All of Life Patron, plus:

  • In-home performance by The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra Quartet

Additional Opportunities

Your Amazon Purchases Can Support the WSO

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Head to Amazon Smile and choose WILLIAMSBURG MUSIC ASSOCIATION.

Volunteer -- Get Involved

A gift of time and energy is a great way to get involved. Visit The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra League for our volunteer opportunities.