The Chicago Symphony Orchestra benefits from the incredibly generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations around the world, which enables it to continue its tradition of delivering unparalleled musical experiences in Chicago and beyond.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE CSO


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra relies on generous friends and donors as it continues to pursue artistic excellence, develop new audiences for symphonic music, provide innovative education and community programs and continue to bring the music you love to audiences in Chicagoland and around the world.

Please consider making a gift today to ensure that the work of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra can continue this year and beyond. Below are some of the ways that you can support the CSO.

The CSO Annual Fund

Support the Negaunee Music Institute

Planned Giving

Faces in Philanthropy

  • Liz Adams is the newly elected president of the CSOA Women’s Board.
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  • Barbara Levin has been a subscriber to the CSO for 50 years.
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  • Pamela Hull is a Life Trustee who has been attending CSO concerts since she was 11.
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  • Scott and Judy McCue have been CSO supporters for more than 40 years.
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  • Susie Lape, Overture Council member since 2012 and Audience Outreach chair.
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  • Judy and Joe Konen, volunteers and supporters of education programs since 2001. 
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  • Marian Felgenhauer, donor for nearly three decades and CSO subscriber since 2006.
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  • Joan W. Harris, trustee of the CSO since 1978 and a life trustee since 1994.
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  • Julie and Roger Baskes have been CSO subscribers for nearly 40 years.
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  • Bruce E. Clinton has served as a member of the CSOA’s Board of Trustees since 2008.
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  • Debbie Wright became a subscriber in 1998 and serves on the GM Annual Fund Committee.
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  • M. Cherif Bassiouni is Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University where he taught for 45 years.
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  • Mimi Duginger was appointed president of the League of the CSO in the 2015/16 season.
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  • Dietrich Gross became a CSO Trustee in 2002 and a Life Trustee in 2014.
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  • Michael Fogarty joined the Overture Council in 2013 and became a CSO subscriber in 2014.
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  • Henry Frank and his wife Rhoda have been CSO subscribers for 60 years, and are both CSOA Life Trustees.
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  • Laurie Berg, subscriber for more than 50 years and a volunteer for more than 30 years.
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  • Randy and Melvin Berlin founded the Berlin Family Fund for the Canon at the CSO.
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  • Jill W. Brennan, subscriber since 2013, and a governing member since 2014.
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  • Paul Gilkerson, member and founding president of the CSO Overture Council. 
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