Individual Giving

With a mission...

to enrich lives, educate and entertain diverse audiences in western Virginia, the RSO is successful in fulfilling its mission with the support of our community.

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Each year the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra depends on the generous support of community members in order to ensure the continuance of its concerts and programs. This includes the Masterworks Series and Picnic at the Pops concerts, run-out concerts (on the road to other communities), and education programs for students and teachers grades K-12. Under our music education umbrella, the Roanoke Youth Symphony Orchestra performs for young audiences at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre, and professional musicians perform In-school Ensemble programs, bringing music into the classroom and across the curriculum.

All donors enjoy the knowledge of sharing the future of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and each donor level has its own special benefits described below.

You may also pay a lasting tribute to someone special to you by making a donation in their honor or memory through an Honor Gift or Memorial Tribute.

The Roanoke Symphony greatly appreciates the support we receive from the community and are pleased to recognize donors in the following ways:

Platinum Circle - $50,000 +
• Performance named for donor
• Everything listed below

Gold Baton Circle - $20,000 - $49,999
• Event tailored to Donor's request
• Everything listed below

Founder's Circle - $10,000 - $19,999
• Private recital
• Everything listed below

Conductor's Circle - $5000-$9,999
• Opportunity to dedicate a concert in donor's name or in honor or memory of a friend or family member
• RSO Photo & Baton autographed by Maestro Wiley
• Everything listed below

Concertmaster's Circle - $2500-$4999
• Priority parking at some Masterworks and Pops concerts
• Special RSO gift
• Everything listed below

Bravo Circle - $1500-$2499
• Invitation to Annual Bravo Circle Reception
• Priority Ticket Exchange privileges
• Priority ticketing: exchange privleges
• Everything listed below

Bravo Circle - $1500-$2499
• Invitation to special Guest Artist Reception
• Everything listed below

Benefactor's Circle - $1000-$1499
• Invitation to donor recognition reception
• Everything listed below

Patron's Circle - $500-$999
• Four passes to two RSO open rehearsals
• Everything listed below

Contributor - $250-$499
• Two passes to two RSO open rehearsals
• Everything listed below

Contributor - $100-$249
• Two passes to one RSO open rehearsal
• Everything listed below

Contributor - $50-$99
• Advance notice of RSO activities
• Everything listed below

Contributor - Up To $49
• Recognition in program book for the season of the gift

Contributions to the RSO are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. IRS regulations require you to deduct the value of any goods or services provided in return for your contribution, or give us written notification if you wish to decline benefits.

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Please note: The IRS states that the value of certain benefits is not tax deductible. We have listed this information for you under Membership Levels. If you elect not to accept the benefits offered in appreciation of your contribution, you may deduct the full amount of your gift. Simply notify us in writing or send us an email ( stating that you would like to waive all benefits. You may also send this information by fax to 540-343-0065. Please keep a copy for your records.