Contributions to the Annual Fund Campaign stay within the community to keep ticket prices affordable, enabling audiences of all ages to enjoy and experience MSO concerts. Your gift also helps bring MSO music education programs to over 25, 000 youth in classrooms and other education venues throughout Washington County. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Friend – Less than $100
Become a Friend of the Symphony and be recognized in the MSO program book BRAVO! Magazine with your gift of $50 or more.
Associate – $100 to $249
Receive invitations to the dress rehearsals and be enrolled in the MSO Overture Club. As an Overture Club member you’ll receive email notifications of special ticket offers and upcoming educational lectures.
Benefactor – $250 to $499
Be invited to reception events and mingle with other Friends of the Symphony, MSO musicians and guest artists.
Patron – $500 to $1,249
Enjoy an MSO Youth Concert as our guest and be offered opportunities and invitations to participate in special social events.
Conductor’s Circle - $1,250 to $2,999
Participate in a final toast to the season with your invitation to the Conductor’s Circle celebration event.
Silver Baton - $3,000 to $4,999
Take part in the Conductor’s Circle celebration event and receive your special Silver Baton award.
Gold Baton - $5,000 to $7,499
Relish in the fun of the Conductor’s Circle celebration event and be presented your special Gold Baton award.
Platinum Baton - $7,500 and above
Be presented your special Platinum Baton award at the Conductor’s Circle celebration event.
All levels include benefits from the preceding levels.
The MSO’s commitment to artistic excellence is well-known, but such a commitment depends on the generosity of community-minded individuals who gladly shoulder the responsibility of promoting, preserving, and supporting the arts. In recognition of those patrons who demonstrate this kind of strong personal commitment to the MSO’s artistic, educational and outreach goals, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra has created the Heritage Endowers’ Society.
Members of the Heritage Endowers’ Society have made a special gift to the MSO through their estate plans, realizing that careful planning today can reap wonderful rewards tomorrow. They have the satisfaction of knowing that their own interests and wishes have helped to shape the MSO’s future, and that tomorrow’s audiences will benefit from today’s generosity. We invite you to consider including a provision for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in your estate plans, and becoming a member of the Heritage Endowers’ Society.
More than 70,000 patrons attend the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s 15 concerts and programs annually. Enhance your company profile and provide crucial support for MSO’s nationally recognized music education programs by partnering with the MSO. Corporate sponsors receive prominent recognition and exposure to MSO subscribers, single ticket buyers, and to the thousands of residents the Orchestra serves in communities throughout Western Maryland and the surrounding region. Benefits are tailored to meet the unique goals and priorities of each MSO sponsor and usually include:
- Complimentary tickets
- Recognition in print and online advertising
- Logo and/or company name in BRAVO!, concert flyers and press releases
- Logo and/or company name on sponsor thank you signs displayed in the lobby of performance venues
- Invitations to social events, receptions and the annual Conductor’s Circle celebration
In addition to online gifts, contributions can also be sent by mail to: Maryland Symphony Orchestra 28 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740-4804. Please make your check payable to the MSO.
For More Information
If you’d like to learn more about our sponsorship programs, please contact Melinda Marsden, Interim Executive Director, at 301-797-4000 Ext. 106 or by email.