Thank You to Our Donors
We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our supporters. Your contributions enable us to continue bringing you the only professional, full-size orchestra providing live symphonic music in the Mid-Columbia area.
Because we are a registered 501(c)(3) organization, your donation is tax-deductible.
Other Ways to Contribute
Give in memory of a special individual. Your name and the person you are honoring are listed in the program
Underwrite tickets for youth, retirement home residents, or other groups of your choice
Join our annual fundraiser - including the donation of auction items
Volunteer as an usher, stagehand, or other role
Consider the symphony when planning your estate or memorial gift
Carrie Rehkopf - 2020
Why aren't Ticket Sales Enough to Sustain Symphony Cost?
About 1/4 of our revenue comes from ticket sales, typical of symphonies nationwide. We rely on community support, augmented with grants, in order to keep prices within the range of most families.
Production costs for one concert range from $25,000 to $35,000, depending on guest artists, programming, orchestration, and venue. A one-night event simply can’t recover that cost without pricing the tickets out of the range of most families. Overhead costs, such as staff salaries, licensing fees, advertising, insurance, office space, venue rentals, and all the other costs related to running a business, contribute to our annual budget of about $263,000.