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

  • Renée Metcalf Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Board of Trustees.
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  • Kristin Jaburek CSO Overture Council since the 2016/17 season & currently serves as the Soundpost Co-Chair.
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  • Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck have been attending the CSO for over 40 years as subscribers.
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  • Jim and Kay Mabie have been involved with the CSO for more than 30 years.
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  • David and Dolores Nelson have been CSO subscribers for nearly 50 years.
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  • Megan and Steve Shebik serve as Corporate Co-Chairs of the CSOA’s 2018 Corporate Night.
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  • Bill Ward and Susan Levy serve as Co-Chairs of the CSOA’s 2017 Corporate Night.
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  • Margo Oberman and Mary Plauché are League co-chairs of the 2018 A Toast to Gershwin! event.
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  • Jamey Fadim and Laura King are co-chairs of the 2016 Symphony Ball. 
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  • John and Sally Hard have been CSO subscribers for 23 years.
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  • John Hart and Carol Prins are philanthropic leaders in the city of Chicago.
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  • Cecelia Samans has been a CSOA donor and subscriber for more than 30 years. 
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  • 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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  • James Borkman served as president of the Overture Council.
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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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  • Jennifer Bumbu and Cheryl Istvan serve as League Co-Chairs of the CSOA’s 2018 Corporate Night.
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