SEMPRE ALWAYS: The Campaign for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Advancing a long and vibrant tradition of musical excellence, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is taking bold and necessary steps toward a bright future, setting the stage for continued and unparalleled musical accomplishment. Achieving these ideals calls for philanthropic support from those who believe deeply in the future of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
SEMPRE ALWAYS: The Campaign for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a $175 million fundraising effort that will advance our preeminent role as a cultural icon showcasing musical brilliance, leadership and innovation. Your support will help ensure success, now and always.
$140.3 million raised
80% to goal
Your contributions will support four main priorities: achieving financial sustainability, sustaining musical excellence, expanding education and community engagement and strengthening Chicago's cultural fabric. Hear inspiring messages and learn more about what a gift to SEMPRE ALWAYS makes possible from CSOA leadership and supporters and CSO musicians in the video gallery below.
You can curate a gift unique in size, timeline, structure and purpose. Make a gift to be fulfilled in one convenient payment or use installments over a term of several years. Consider the tax advantages of giving appreciated securities or a charitable distribution from your IRA.
Increase in Annual Giving
Pledge to increase your annual support over several years, designating the additional support to SEMPRE ALWAYS.
Examples of planned gifts include a bequest in your will or trust, charitable gift annuities and naming the CSO as a beneficiary of your retirement assets. By documenting your plans with the CSO, you can designate your gift to be counted towards SEMPRE ALWAYS.
Create Your Impact
Combine your gift types for an even greater impact. By contributing to the campaign in multiple ways, you can increase the value of your gift.