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.


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

  • Susie Lape, Overture Council member since 2012 and Audience Outreach chair. Read more >

  • Judy and Joe Konen, volunteers and supporters of education programs since 2001. Read more >

  • Marian Felgenhauer, donor for nearly three decades and CSO subscriber since 2006. Read more >

  • Joan W. Harris, trustee of the CSO since 1978 and a life trustee since 1994. Read more >

  • Julie and Roger Baskes, have been CSO subscribers for nearly forty years.

  • Bruce E. Clinton, has served as a member of the CSOA’s Board of Trustees since 2008.

  • Debbie Wright, became a subscriber in 1998 and serves on the GM Annual Fund Committee.