Shape Your Legacy

Discover how you can enhance and support the future of our Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Planned gifts allow you to support the CSO’s long-term fiscal stability and often provide financial benefits to you as well. 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 fund.

All planned giving donors enjoy the benefits of membership in the Theodore Thomas Society, named in honor of the founding music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Through special activities and access to VIP Patron Services, the Theodore Thomas Society honors its members by enhancing their appreciation of music and their sense of belonging to the CSO family.

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Theodore Thomas Society
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To learn more about making a planned gift to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or becoming a member of the Theodore Thomas Society:

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We would be happy to help you understand the options available and the ways to go about setting up a plan that is just right for you. Contact a member of our team to help answer any questions you might have.

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Al Andreychuk
Director, Endowment Gifts and Planned Giving
312-294-3150

Karen Bullen
Manager, Endowment Gifts and Planned Giving
312-294-3192

220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60604

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