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Established in 1949, Peninsula Symphony’s mission is to enrich the lives of people in our community with inspiring, innovative, high-quality musical presentations at affordable prices, and to promote music education through engaging programs for children and adults. Your support will enable us to ensure that individuals from across the socio-economic spectrum in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties are able to experience the beauty and transformative power of live music performance through the presentation of our Home Series and our Bridges to Music educational outreach program.

Individual donations

By giving to the Peninsula Symphony you are ensuring that affordable, inspiring, innovative and high quality musical presentations continue on the Peninsula. There are many benefits that accompany each level of giving. Please consider a gift of cash, stock or in-kind service or item to PSO. Your gift may also be made in honor of or in memory of someone special, while helping to support a worthy cause.

Corporate donations

Corporate donors play an essential role in the success of the arts in Silicon Valley, whether it’s investing in the cultural vitality of the region or supporting needed arts education. Peninsula Symphony offers a broad range of benefits through recognition and entertainment to meet your needs. We are happy to tailor a specific benefit package that is aligned with the needs and interests of your organization.

Corporate matching

Ask your employer to match your contribution. Many companies in the Bay Area will double their employees’ contributions to nonprofit organizations. It’s a great way to make your gift to Peninsula Symphony at no extra cost to you. Plus, you’ll receive giving rewards at the level that includes the matching gifts made on your behalf. Contact your human resources department to see if you qualify. CLICK HERE for a list of Bay Area companies that will match your gift to Peninsula Symphony.

Legacy giving

Please ensure that Peninsula Symphony will thrive well into the future by making a legacy gift. There are several vehicles to consider that will help you fulfill your financial, retirement, and philanthropic goals. Contact Sheri Frumkin, or 650-941-5291. Please CLICK HERE to download the legacy giving form.

Adopt-A-Musician

Adopt-A-Musician is a unique opportunity to make a contribution to the symphony while honoring one of your beloved Peninsula Symphony musicians. Tax deductible adoption fees start at $500 and you can adopt an orchestra member, principal chair, or concertmaster. CLICK HERE for more information about this program.
• Orchestra Member $500
• Principal Chair $1000
• Concertmaster $1500

Check out all these musicians adopted so far! Adopt yours HERE!

MUSICIAN INSTRUMENT ADOPTED BY
Chad Goodman Assistant Conductor Karen & Ellis Alden
Debra Fong Concertmaster Katherine Bukstein
Sally Baack Cello Katherine Gundlach & Jeff Roberts
Kathryn Barnard Flute Kenneth Shiriff
Alan Bien Cello Margaret Yung
Susanne Bohl Violin II Hedwig & Rudolf Bohl
Mary Jane Bohrer Cello Jeff Smith
Katherine Bukstein Viola Joan Peceimer
Dane Carlson Oboe/English Horn Kirt Minor
Ellen Crawford Flute Meiying Forney & Steve Shatas
Kevin Dong Violin II Frank & Annette Rahn
Brad Gibson Violin II Teri Quick
John Givens Bassoon Juliet Hamak
Audrey Gore Oboe Karen & Ellis Alden
Joel Greene Oboe Janice & Jeff Pettit
Juliet Hamak Bassoon John Givens
Brian Holmes French Horn Mary Gundelach
Mela Hwang Viola Peter Hwang
Tetsu Ishihara Cello Anne Peter
Elizabeth Ingber Viola Yvonne Liu
Karen Kott Violin II Frank & Annette Rahn
David Latulippe Flute/Piccolo Lillian Lee Port
Vasos Lee Tuba Sheri Frumkin
Lynette Liu Violin I Zheng Yuan
Cathie Lowmiller Viola Alan Kalman
Susan Macy Clarinet Rosalyn Koo
Ron Miller Clarinet/Saxophone Theresa Oatman
Celeste Everson Misfeldt Harp David Cone
Anna Newman French Horn Mueen Ghani
Randy Nickel French Horn Donald & Beverly Schreiber
Nathaniel Echols Bassoon Juliet Hamak
Deborah Passanisi Violin II Annette & Frank Rahn
Anne Powell Cello Margrit Rinderknecht & Dick Siemon
Frank Rahn Violin II Kitty Stuart
Jerry Saliman Violin II Dorothy Saxe
John Sanguinetti Trombone Michael McNamara
Kate Schembri Violin II Ron Miller
Dana Scoby Violin I Jerry & Krista Terstiege
Doug Slaton Cello Elaine Klein
Dr. Lauren Speeth Violin Elfenworks Foundation, Kim & Karen Schoknecht, Kenneth & Barbara Tam, Elizabeth Carol Wied
Matt Springer Violin II Monte Mansir
Judy Streger Violin Alan Russell
Jolynda Tresner-Holmes Maureen Thrush & Howard Feinberg
Karen Tsuei Violin I Frank & Annette Rahn
Irene Waldman Violin II Nikos Troullinos & Susanne Bohl
David Williams Violin II Anonymous
In-Kind Donations

In-Kind gifts are very valuable to Peninsula Symphony and are also fully tax-deductible. Please note the following wish list, and let us know if you can accommodate PSO with any of the items requested.
• Guest housing for visiting artists
• Catering and restaurant services for special events
• Wine for special events
• One of a kind experiences and opportunities for auction fundraisers
• Working keyboards, wind, string, and percussion instruments for youth programs
• Projector screen & projector for on-stage visuals
• Loan of a truck or large vehicle around concert dates for transporting timpani and other large instruments/items
• Acoustic shell for Heritage Theatre performances

Maestro Al Fine: ($25,000 and above)

  • 10 season subscriptions to the North or South Series
  • A dedicated reception for you, your guests, and orchestra musicians post-concert
  • Private dinner with at local restaurant for 2, plus Maestro Klein and his wife
  • Personal introduction to concert soloist by Maestro Klein
  • Organization’s logo or name on all season and printed materials
  • Listing in concert program book as a $25,000+ donor
  • Invitation to attend concert dress rehearsals
  • Invitation to pre-season announcement party with Maestro Klein in private home
  • Signed PSO CD from your favorite concert of the season

 

Fortissimo: ($10,000 – $24,999)

  • 4 season subscriptions to the North or South Series
  • Private lunch with 2 orchestra musicians at a local restaurant
  • Organization’s logo or name on all season and printed materials
  • Listing in concert program book as a 10,000+ donor
  • Invitation to attend concert dress rehearsals
  • Invitation to pre-season announcement party with Maestro Klein in private home
  • Invitation to post-concert receptions
  • Signed PSO CD from your favorite concert of the season

 

Crescendo: ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • 6 reserved seats to a concert
  • Listing in concert program book as a $5,000+ donor
  • Invitation to attend concert dress rehearsals
  • Invitation to pre-season announcement party with Maestro Klein in private home
  • Invitation to post-concert receptions
  • Signed PSO CD from your favorite concert of the season

 

Presto: ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • 4 tickets to a concert
  • Listing in concert program book as a $2,500+ donor
  • Invitation to attend concert dress rehearsals
  • Invitation to pre-season announcement party with Maestro Klein in private home
  • Invitation to post-concert receptions
  • Signed PSO CD from your favorite concert of the season

 

Scherzo: ($1,000 – $2,499)

  • Listing in concert program book as a $1,000+ donor
  • Invitation to pre-season announcement party with Maestro Klein in private home
  • Invitation to post-concert receptions

Season Lead Sponsor ($25,000)

  • Full Page ad in all concert programs
  • 10 seats to each concert set
  • Acknowledgement as a lead sponsor in:
    • Concert posters and flyers
    • Top billing on title page of concert programs
    • Listing on website as a corporate sponsor with logo
    • Listed as season sponsor in marketing e-blasts
  • Acknowledgement from stage as lead sponsor
  • Invitations to post-concert receptions with Maestro Klein, guest artist, and musicians
  • Exclusive dinner with Maestro Klein (for two guests) at a local restaurant
  • Invitations to salons with guest artists

 

Concert Sponsor ($10,000)

  • Full page ad in concert sponsored program
  • Twelve reserved seats to a concert
  • Acknowledgement as a concert sponsor in:
    • Concert poster and flyer
    • Top billing on title page of concert programs
    • Listing on website as a corporate sponsor with logo
    • Listed as a sponsor in marketing e-blasts for sponsored concert
  • Acknowledgement from stage as concert sponsor
  • Invitation to post-concert reception with Maestro Klein, guest artist, and musicians and your guests
  • Invitation to salons with Maestro Klein and guest artists

 

Concert Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Half page ad in concert program
  • Ten reserved seats to a concert
  • Acknowledgement as a concert sponsor in:
    • concert poster and flyer
    • Listing on title page of concert programs
    • Listing on website as a corporate sponsor with logo
    • Listed as a sponsor in marketing e-blasts for sponsored concert
  • Acknowledgement from stage as concert sponsor
  • Invitation to post-concert reception with Maestro Klein, guest artist, and musicians
  • Invitation to salons with Maestro Klein and guest artists