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Thank you for supporting the Illinois Symphony Orchestra!

There are many reasons to give

  • We play from the heart for you
  • We provide valuable cultural, social and economic impact to Central Illinois
  • You help keep tickets affordable, with contributions that balance the budget after ticket sales which comprise 35% of the annual budget

And many rewards, depending on your giving level

  • E-news with reminders and sneak previews
  • Invitations to special events
  • Priority seating and parking
  • Acknowledgment in all program books
  • Satisfaction in knowing you are a partner to keep the music playing

And many people who benefit each year

  • 24,000 people attending regular season performances
  • 7,500 students attending Education Concerts
  • 2,200 students participating in Step by Step programs in many districts

And many ways to give


This category includes all philanthropic, project, and sponsorship opportunities. There are many different levels of sponsorship for concerts, events, guest artists and more.

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Our annual giving donors offer unrestricted support for our day-to-day operations. The ISO offers a variety of benefits to donors, depending on the giving category. We also gratefully accept equity and stock gifts as a donation category.

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Encore Society

Include the Illinois Symphony Orchestra in your estate plans or make a gift to the ISO Endowment Fund.

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Get Involved with Illinois Symphony

Our patrons, donors, and sponsors are a large part of what makes our orchestra great and our concerts successful! If you'd like to take part in making a difference for our orchestra, click the button below to learn more. Thank you!