Leadership Giving

Philanthropy

Leadership Giving

Leadership Donors are some of the most enthusiastic supporters of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. These individuals exemplify the philanthropic spirit of our community. Their support provides almost 50% of our contributed income every year over all sources. When you become a Leadership Donor with an annual gift of $1,500 or more, your Symphony experience will be enhanced with exclusive benefits and opportunities, including unprecedented opportunities to engage with individual members of the Orchestra, internationally-renowned guest artists and Music Director, John DeMain.

Leadership Donor Benefits

Crescendo: $1,500 – $2,499
Benefits Available to Leadership Donors at the Crescendo Level
  • Private, reserved parking* just steps from Overture Hall
  • Open invitation to all receptions after the concerts
Plus Benefits from Previous Levels
  • Name listed in concert program books
  • Early access to single tickets before they are publicly on sale
  • Open invitation to the MSO Donor Lounge before each concert and during intermission
  • Patron Bonus Card, offering a 10% discount at our partner restaurants

*Benefits marked with an asterisk (*) have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift. Check with your financial advisor for details regarding your eligibility to receive these benefits if you make your gift through a donor-advised fund or private foundation.

Vivace: $2,500 – $4,999
Benefits Available to Leadership Donors at the Vivace Level
  • Invitation to “An Evening of Gratitude” donor appreciation event
  • Special behind-the-scenes opportunities during the season (i.e. back stage tour)
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets* to an Overture Concert Organ subscription concert and reception with guest artist(s)
Plus Benefits from Previous Levels
  • Name listed in concert program books
  • Early access to single tickets before they are publicly on sale
  • Open invitation to the MSO Donor Lounge before each concert and during intermission
  • Patron Bonus Card, offering a 10% discount at our partner restaurants
  • Private, reserved parking* just steps from Overture Hall
  • Open invitation to all receptions after the concerts

*Benefits marked with an asterisk (*) have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift. Check with your financial advisor for details regarding your eligibility to receive these benefits if you make your gift through a donor-advised fund or private foundation.

Maestro: $5,000 – $9,999
Benefits Available to Leadership Donors at the Maestro Level
  • Optional concert sponsorship recognition opportunities
  • Six (6) complimentary tickets* to regular MSO concerts (some restrictions may apply)
Plus Benefits from Previous Levels
  • Name listed in concert program books
  • Early access to single tickets before they are publicly on sale
  • Open invitation to the MSO Donor Lounge before each concert and during intermission
  • Patron Bonus Card, offering a 10% discount at our partner restaurants
  • Private, reserved parking* just steps from Overture Hall
  • Open invitation to all receptions after the concerts
  • Invitation to “An Evening of Gratitude” donor appreciation event
  • Special behind-the-scenes opportunities during the season (i.e. back stage tour)
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets* to an Overture Concert Organ subscription concert and reception with guest artist(s)

*Benefits marked with an asterisk (*) have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift. Check with your financial advisor for details regarding your eligibility to receive these benefits if you make your gift through a donor-advised fund or private foundation.

Gold Baton: $10,000 – $19,999
Benefits Available to Leadership Donors at the Gold Baton Level
  • Custom benefits including additional complimentary tickets* to regular MSO concerts, and “Major Sponsor” recognition
Plus Benefits from Previous Levels
  • Name listed in concert program books
  • Early access to single tickets before they are publicly on sale
  • Open invitation to the MSO Donor Lounge before each concert and during intermission
  • Patron Bonus Card, offering a 10% discount at our partner restaurants
  • Private, reserved parking* just steps from Overture Hall
  • Open invitation to all receptions after the concerts
  • Invitation to “An Evening of Gratitude” donor appreciation event
  • Special behind-the-scenes opportunities during the season (i.e. back stage tour)
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets* to an Overture Concert Organ subscription concert and reception with guest artist(s)
  • Optional concert sponsorship recognition opportunities
  • Six (6) complimentary tickets* to regular MSO concerts (some restrictions may apply)

*Benefits marked with an asterisk (*) have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift. Check with your financial advisor for details regarding your eligibility to receive these benefits if you make your gift through a donor-advised fund or private foundation.

Standing Ovation: $20,000 and Above
Benefits Available to Leadership Donors at the Standing Ovation Level
  • Additional custom benefits according to your interests
Plus Benefits from Previous Levels
  • Name listed in concert program books
  • Early access to single tickets before they are publicly on sale
  • Open invitation to the MSO Donor Lounge before each concert and during intermission
  • Patron Bonus Card, offering a 10% discount at our partner restaurants
  • Private, reserved parking* just steps from Overture Hall
  • Open invitation to all receptions after the concerts
  • Invitation to “An Evening of Gratitude” donor appreciation event
  • Special behind-the-scenes opportunities during the season (i.e. back stage tour)
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets* to an Overture Concert Organ subscription concert and reception with guest artist(s)
  • Optional concert sponsorship recognition opportunities
  • Custom benefits including additional complimentary tickets* to regular MSO concerts, and “Major Sponsor” recognition

*Benefits marked with an asterisk (*) have a fair market value and may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gift. Check with your financial advisor for details regarding your eligibility to receive these benefits if you make your gift through a donor-advised fund or private foundation.

Madison Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the MSO are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Contact
Jeff Breisach, Manager of Individual Giving, at jbreisach@madisonsymphony.org or 608-260-8680 ext. 233.