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Become a Supporting Member
Individual gifts are critical to sustaining Lexington Symphony as an essential part of the cultural growth and engagement of our community and surrounds. Your gift supports all our work, including concerts, programs for youth, and community outreach. Make a difference by helping us bridge the gap between ticket income and our total costs.
Options for Giving
Other special programs for individual giving include Concert Fund Partners, Sonin Fund, Sponsor a Player, the Lexington Symphony Public Trusts Centennial Endowment Fund, and Planned Giving. For information about how you can participate in these programs, please contact the Lexington Symphony.
Established in 2009, the Lexington Symphony Concert Fund Partners provide substantial financial support to enable the orchestra to perform at least one concert each season requiring resources greater than are normally possible, such as:
- Larger orchestra
- Prominent guest soloist or multiple soloists
- High music rental costs for 20th century works still in copyright
Concert Fund Partners also have the opportunity to sponsor soloists and conductor Jonathan McPhee.
Concert Fund Partners receive special invitations to events with Maestro Jonathan McPhee and members of the orchestra, are recognized in the program book and at the performance, and receive two free tickets to a concert of their choice.
The Sonin Fund was established by Epp Sonin to honor the memory of her late husband, Ain Sonin, professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1965 until his retirement in 2008. The Sonin fund currently sponsors Lexington Symphony’s popular June Concerts in the Round, where the orchestra sits in the middle of the concert hall, and the audience is seated around the players.
Sponsor a Player
Acknowledge a special musician or person in your life through Sponsor a Player. You may honor a player in your name or that of someone you love; let us know the individual player or instrument you would like to sponsor, and we will include a special acknowledgment in the program book. Sponsorship levels are $300 per concert, $1,200 for 4 concerts, and $1,800 for the full season.
Lexington Symphony Public Trusts Centennial Endowment Fund
In 2010, in honor of the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Trustees of Public Trusts of the Town of Lexington, the Trustees established the Lexington Symphony Public Trusts Centennial Endowment Fund.
The Trustees unanimously identified the Lexington Symphony as a compelling organization to support and recognize in honor of their 100th anniversary. They selected the Lexington Symphony to be the recipient of this funding for several reasons, including its broad appeal to Lexingtonians of all ages and its committed, dedicated, and engaged leaders and supporters. The Symphony has grown significantly to become an important cultural institution in Lexington and, in being so honored by the Trustees, joins the ranks of other significant Lexington institutions such as Cary Memorial Library and Lexington Education Foundation.
Income from the Lexington Symphony endowment will be used to supplement the Lexington Symphony’s annual operating budget, which comprises many creative projects from concerts to educational outreach. The Endowment Fund provides an ideal opportunity for all supporters.
Help guarantee the future of Lexington Symphony by giving through estate planning to the Lexington Symphony Public Trusts Centennial Endowment Fund. Income from this fund sustains our continued creative development within our community.
P.O. Box 194
Lexington, MA 02420
Matching Gifts If your employer has a corporate matching gift program, please mail the necessary paperwork to PO Box 194, Lexington, MA 02420. The Lexington Symphony is a non-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, and your gift is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
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