• Make a Gift

    Thank you for your gift to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra! 

    If you'd like to make a gift by phone or have questions, please contact the Development Office by phone today at (410) 783-8124.

     

  • FAQ

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    For more information or to make a donation over the phone, please contact our Development office at 410.783.8124 today. 
    Thank you!

    Donation FAQs:

    1. Are you just meeting the BSO?

    BSO Members receive exciting benefits that bring them even closer to the music, beginning at $75 with a behind-the-scenes look at a BSO rehearsal. At higher levels, you can celebrate with your BSO Musicians at Cast Parties, and our Governing Members (donors $3,000 and above) enjoy priority ticketing and other exclusive benefits.

    Review the full list of benefits at the Meyerhoff Concert Hall or Strathmore Music Center.

    2. Where can I mail my gift?

    Our mailing address is:

    BSO Membership Office
    1212 Cathedral St.
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    To provide additional gift instructions, you can use this donation form.

    For memberships, annual fund, or educational programs gifts, please make your check payable to “Baltimore Symphony Orchestra” and indicate your designation on the memo line: i.e. “Meyerhoff Membership.”

    For endowment gifts, and/or to make a contribution in support of the Resounding Campaign, please make your check payable to “Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust.”

    3. Does giving by credit card have an additional cost?

    No. While there is a fee that credit card processors charge us for accepting a credit card, we do not pass the charge on to you. You will get full credit for the amount you donate to the BSO.

    Should you wish the BSO to receive the full benefit of your intended gift, please add 3% to the donation amount.

    4. What is the BSO’s tax ID?

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra tax ID:  #52-0629696
    Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust tax ID:  #77-0659339

    5. How do I make a stock transfer?

    Please contact Ivan Alekhin, Development Operations Coordinator at ialekhin@BSOmusic.org or 410-783-8015.

    6. How do I direct a gift from my IRA?

    To direct a gift to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra or to the Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust, please provide your IRA custodian with the tax ID # and mailing address:

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra:  #52-0629696
    OR
    Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust:  #77-0659339

    BSO Development Office
    1212 Cathedral St.
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    7. How do I make a grant recommendation from my donor advised fund?

    You can make a grant recommendation from your Donor Advised Fund online. For your convenience, here are some of the most common:

    Baltimore Community Foundation
    Catholic Community Foundation of Baltimore
    Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
    RBC
    The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
    UBS
    Vanguard Charitable

    8. Can I give in Honor or Memory of a friend or family member?

    Yes! Please click on the Special Instructions checkbox on the gift form. In the boxes provided, please enter the Name, Mailing Address, and Card Message for the person you wish to honor or memorialize. This ensures that we send an acknowledgement card to them and a tax receipt to you.

    9. Can I give a membership as a gift to someone else?

    Yes! To give a gift membership, click on the Special Instructions checkbox on the gift form. In the boxes provided, please enter the Name, Mailing Address, and Card Message for the person you wish to receive the gift membership. This ensures that we send an acknowledgement card to them and a tax receipt to you.

    10. I am a Federal Employee. Do you participate in the Combined Federal Campaign?

    Yes! You can give your gift with payroll deductions throughout 2018-2019. The BSO is listed in the annual Combined Federal Campaign catalog, under #11363. Please visit www.cbacfc.org (Chesapeake Bay Area) or www.cfcnca.org (National Capital Area), or ask your employer how to enroll today!

    11. How can I provide for the BSO in the future?

    The best way to provide for the BSO’s future is to make an endowment gift. Endowments provide one of the most secure streams of revenue because they provide income that the BSO can depend on in perpetuity, enabling it to weather the ebb and flow of other funding sources. When you make an endowment gift, every aspect of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra benefits annually from your investment including: our superb BSO musicians, our ever-expanding education and community outreach initiatives, and our innovative programs that are attracting new and diverse audiences.

    To make an endowment gift and/or to support the BSO’s Resounding Campaign, please contact: Angel Terol Campaign Director 410.783.8055 aterol@BSOmusic.org

    12. How can I make a gift through my estate?

    Including the BSO in your long-term financial plans secures a legacy of musical excellence for future generations. There are many ways to make a gift through your will, trust, IRA, life insurance policy or donor advised fund.

    To discuss ways to provide for your loved ones and the BSO, please contact:

    Sara Krusenstjerna
    Director of Philanthropic Planning
    410-783-8087
    skrusenstjerna@BSOmusic.org

    For more information about making a legacy gift, please visit our Planned Giving website.                 

    13. Does the BSO accept non-cash gifts (i.e. real estate, instruments, etc.)?

    Yes, the BSO accepts non-cash gifts on a case by case basis. Please contact the Development Office at 410.783.8124 if you would like to discuss making an in-kind gift to support the BSO.

    For more information or to make a donation over the phone please contact our Development Office at 410.783.8124 today.

    Thank you for supporting your Baltimore Symphony Orchestra!

  • Honor Roll

    Governing Members Gold

    Anonymous
    Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Allen
    Rick and Meredith Apfel
    L.A. Benson Company
    Barry D. and Linda F. Berman
    Deborah and Howard* M. Berman
    Bunny Bernstein
    John and Marjorie Blodgett
    John and Bonnie Boland
    August and Melissa Chiasera
    Mrs. Suzanne F. Cohen*
    E. Lee Cole
    Mr. William Copper^
    Faith and Marvin Dean
    Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr.
    Dr. and Mrs. Thomas DeKornfeld
    Ronald E. Dencker
    Kathy and Frank Dilenschneider
    Mr. and Mrs. Lewis H. Diuguid
    Dr. Sylwester J. Dziuba
    Dr. Sonia and Dr. Myrna Estruch
    Dr. R. Samuel^ and Ms. Andrea Fine
    John A. Galleazzi and Elizabeth A. Hennessey
    Betty E. and Leonard H. Golombek
    Kenneth L. Greif
    Dr. Diana Griffiths
    Mrs. Barbara Gruver
    Dr. Todd Phillips and Ms. Denise Hargrove^
    Melanie and Donald Heacock
    Sandra and Thomas Hess
    Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
    David and Susan Hutton
    Susan and Stephen Immelt
    Mr. Joseph Jennings, Jr. and Ms. Sally M. Jennings
    Louise and Richard F. Kemper
    Peter T. Kjome
    Mrs. Ronnie Kleiman
    Paul Konka^ and Susan Dugan-Konka^
    David* and Barbara Kornblatt
    Miss Dorothy B. Krug
    William La Cholter and Jenny R. Mann
    Sandy^ and Mark^ Laken
    Therese* and Richard* Lansburgh
    Mr. Fred and Mrs. Jonna Lazarus
    Richard Wayne Ley
    Earl and Darielle Linehan
    Dan and Agnes Mazur / Norfolk Southern Foundation
    Mr. Randolph Metcalfe
    Sheila J. Meyers
    Mr. Charles Miller
    Jolie and John Mitchell
    Dr. and Mrs. C.L. Moravec
    Mrs. Joy Munster^
    Mr. and Mrs. Bill Nerenberg^
    Kevin and Diane O'Connor
    Drs. Erol and Julianne Oktay
    Dr. and Mrs. David Paige
    Dr. and Mrs.* Lawrence C. Pakula
    Beverly and Sam* Penn
    Mr. and Mrs. Randall S. Robinson
    Ms. Jane S. Rodbell
    Dr. and Mrs. John H. Sadler
    Sigmund and Barbara K. Shapiro Philanthropic Fund
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Mark Schapiro
    Ronald and Carol Sher
    Francesca Siciliano and Mark Green
    Jean Silber
    Dr. and Mrs. Harris J. Silverstone
    The Honorable and Mrs. James T. Smith, Jr.
    Ms. Leslie J. Smith
    Nancy E. Smith
    Cape Foundation -Turner B. and Judith R. Smith
    Karen and Richard Soisson
    Janice Collins and James Storey
    Carolyn and David S. Thaler
    “In Honor of Barbara Bozzuto”
    Mr. Oliver and Mrs. Mary Jean Travers
    John and Susan Warshawsky
    Susan G. Waxter
    Ms. Debora Sue Weisbacher
    Delegate Christopher and Anne West
    Mr. and Mrs. T. Winstead, Jr.
    Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Zurwelle

    Governing Members Silver

    Anonymous (4)
    Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Adams
    Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Adkins
    George and Frances Alderson
    Dr. James M. Anthony
    Paul E. Araujo
    Jackie and Eugene Azzam
    Mrs. Thomas H.G. Bailliere, Jr.
    Mr. David A. and Mrs. Susan M. Balderson
    Amy and Bruce Barnett
    Chris H. Bartlett
    Donald L. Bartling
    Ms. Franca B. Barton and Mr. George G. Clarke
    Hellmut D.W. Bauer
    Dr. and Mrs. Mandell Bellmore
    Donna and Stanley Ber
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berry Jr.
    Ms. Hugh Bethell
    Ellen Baron Blaustein and Mordecai P. Blaustein, M.D.
    The Blavatt Family
    Schenerman Family Fund
    Betsy and John Bond
    Dr. Helene Breazeale
    Dr. and Mrs. Donald D. Brown
    Mr. Donald and Mrs. Catherine L. Burke
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Butler
    Mr. and Mrs. S. Winfield Cain
    Ms. Kelly Cantley and Mr. Ken Weisenborn
    Michael and Kathy Carducci
    Marilyn and David Carp
    Ms. Susan Chouinard
    Wandaleen and Emried Cole
    Dr. Elizabeth H. Jones & Steven P. Collier
    David and Ellen Cooper
    Robert A. and Jeanne Cordes
    Charles A. Corson
    John Hirsch and Rebecca M. Cowen-Hirsch
    Ernie and Linda Czyryca
    Robert Daffer
    Dr. and Mrs. Cornelius Darcy
    Mr. and Mrs. William F. Dausch
    Arthur F. and Isadora Dellheim Foundation, Inc.
    Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Mary Dent
    Nicholas F. Diliello
    Walter B. Doggett III and Joanne Frantz Doggett
    Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Drachman
    Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Droppa
    Bill and Louise Duncan
    Mr. and Mrs.* Laurence Dusold
    Donna Z. Eden and Henry* Goldberg
    Michaeline Fedder
    John and Pam Ferrari
    Marguerite Walsh and Bernie Finn
    David and Merle Fishman
    Dr. and Mrs. Jerome L. Fleg
    Lois Flowers
    Dr. Georgia Franyo-Ehlers
    JoAnn and Jack Fruchtman
    Mr. Robert Gillison and Ms. Laura L. Gamble
    Gale Gillespie
    Helaine and Louis Gitomer
    Sandra and Barry Glass
    Brian and Gina Gracie
    Toni Greenberg
    Shaun F. Carrick and Ronald W. Griffin
    Anne and Stephen Hahn
    Carole Hamlin^ and C. Fraser Smith
    Gary C. Harn
    Drs. Ruby and Robert Hearn
    Mr. David L. Heckman
    Mrs. Hya Heine*
    Bruce and Caren Beth Hoffberger
    Robert and Marilyn J. Hoffman
    Bill and Ann Hughes
    Mollie W. Jenckes
    In memory of John T. Ricketts III
    Richard and Brenda Johnson
    Susan B. Katzenberg
    Marcel and Barbara Klik
    Ms. Patricia Krenzke and Mr. Michael Hall
    Allan Krumholz
    Ms. Kristen Krzyzewski and Dr. David Yalowitz
    Dr. James and Mrs. Lynne LaCalle
    Anna and George Lazar
    Ruth and Jay Lenrow
    Dr. Frances and Mr. Edward Lieberman
    Ms. Louise E. Lynch
    Donald and Lenore Martin
    Virginia West Martin
    Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mathews
    Drs. Edward and Lucille McCarthy
    Tim Meredith
    John Meyerhoff, MD and Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Miller
    Margot and Cleaveland Miller
    Patricia J. Mitchell
    Drs. Dalia^ and Alan^ Mitnick
    Rex E. Myers
    Ted A. Niederman and Ricka Neuman
    Roger F. Nordquist
    “In memory of Joyce C. Ward”
    “In memory of the Rev Howard G. Norton and Charles O. Norton”
    Drs. Antonella Nota and Mark Clampin
    Anne M. O'Hare
    Jay and Lisa Orlandi
    Dr. Bodil B. Ottesen
    James D. Parker
    Mac and Helen* Passano
    Fred and Grazina Pearson
    Marge Penhallegon
    Mr. and Mrs. James Piper
    Helene and Bill Pittler
    David and Lesley Punshon-Smith
    Peter E. Quint
    Robert Bowie, Jr. and Susan Chase
    Paul Rivkin M.D. and Karen Jackson
    Nathan and Michelle Robertson
    Richard and Diane Roca
    Rona and Arthur Rosenbaum
    Jeffrey Rothstein MD, PhD and Lynn A. Bristol PhD
    Robert W. Russell
    Dr. John Rybock and Ms. Lee Kappelman
    Beryl and Philip Sachs
    Dr. and Mrs. Michael Salcman
    Ms. Doris Sanders
    Lois Schenck and Tod Myers
    Mrs. Barbara K. Scherlis
    Jeff M. Schumer
    James and Carol Scott
    Mr. Sanford Shapiro
    Stephen Shepard and Peggy Hetrick
    Thom Shipley and Chris Taylor
    Ronnie and Rachelle Silverstein
    John Singer
    Ellwood and Thelma Sinsky
    Mr. and Mrs. Scott Smith
    Carolyn B. Mills & Dr. John A. Snyder
    Gloryann and Lee Snyder
    Dr. and Mrs. John Sorkin
    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sponseller
    Anita and Mickey Steinberg
    Mr. Edward Steinhouse
    Mr. Shale D. Stiller and Judge Ellen Heller
    Harriet Stulman
    Susan and Brian Sullam
    Ruth & Robert Taubman
    Raymond G. Truitt and Mary K. Tilghman
    Ms. Joan Wah
    William and Salli Ward
    Dr. and Mrs. Matthew R. Weir
    Mr.* and Mrs. David Weisenfreund
    Drs. Susan and James Weiss
    John Hunter Wells
    Sean and Jody Wharry
    Ms. Camille B. Wheeler and Mr. William B. Marshall
    Mrs. Louise S. Widdup
    Mark and Lisa Wiegmann
    Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy A. Wilbur, Jr.
    Jennifer and Leonard Wilcox
    Mr. and Mrs. Barry F. Williams
    Ms. Beverly Winter
    Susan Wolman
    Chris and Carol Yoder

    Symphony Society Gold

    Anonymous (2)
    Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Abrams
    Mr. and Mrs. W. Michael Andrew
    Msgnr. Arthur W. Bastress
    Roy Birk
    Carolyn and John Boitnott
    Ms. Jean K. Brenner
    F. D. Brown, Jr. Charitable Trust
    Loretta Cain
    Marti and Clarence Carvell
    Mr. Matthew S. Cole and Dr. Jean Lee Cole
    Mr. and Mrs. John W. Conrad, Jr.
    Mr. Mark and Ms. Deborah C. Deering
    Mrs. Nancy S. Elson
    Mr. and Mrs. John C. Frederick
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gallagher
    Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gehris
    Ellen Bruce Gibbs
    Robert Greenfield
    Stephanie R. Hack
    Fritzi K. and Robert J. Hallock
    Mr.* and Mrs. E. Phillips Hathaway
    Betsy and George Hess
    Barbara and Sam Himmelrich
    Thelma M. Horpel
    Ms. Susan Hovanec
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hubbard, Jr.
    Mr. Christian C. Johansson
    Max H. Jordan, Jr.
    Judith L. Kahl
    Peter Leffman
    Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation, Inc.
    Diane and Jerome* Markman
    Mr. Jordon and Mrs. Beverly Max
    Mrs. Kenneth A. McCord
    Sally J. Miles
    "In memory of Richard Kastendieck"
    Dr. Eddie Molesworth
    Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Petrucci
    Mr. and Mrs. John Brentnall Powell
    Mr. & Mrs. Marvin S. Schapiro
    Ronald Stiff and Roberta Van Meter
    Marinos and Sebbie Svolos
    Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation
    Richard Wachter
    Charles Emerson Walker, Ph.D.
    Ms. Beverly Wendland and Mr. Michael McCaffery
    Dr. Richard Worsham and Ms. Deborah Geisenkotter
    Drs. Paul and Deborah Young-Hyman
    Laurie S. Zabin

    Symphony Society Silver

    Anonymous
    Phyllis and Leonard J. Attman
    Mr. Edward L Bednarz
    Arthur and Carole Bell
    Mr. Robert Bingham
    "In loving memory of Jim Kehoe & Polly Schweibinz"
    Dr. John Boronow & Ms. Adrienne Kols
    “In Memory of John R. H. & Charlotte Boronow”
    Jean B. Brown
    “In memory of Robert W. Brown”
    Chuck and Beth Bullamore
    Dr. Robert P. Burchard
    Paula and Peter Burger
    Dr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Burnett
    Mr. and Mrs. David Callahan
    Mrs. Mary Ellen Cohn
    John and Donna Cookson
    Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Crooks
    James Daily
    Rev. and Ms. DeGarmo
    Dr. Alfred J. DeRenzis
    Dr. Jeanne A. Dussault and Mr. Mark A. Woodworth
    Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Elsberg & the Elsberg Family Foundation
    Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fleishman
    Mr. Joseph C. Flynn and Mrs. Donna Flynn
    Dr. and Mrs. William Fox
    Mr. Robert S. Gaines
    Dr. and Mrs. Donald S. Gann
    Audrey and Stanford G. Gann, Sr.
    George Garmer
    Mr. Price and Dr. Andrea Gielen
    Mr. Michael B. and Ms. Jane Glick
    Judith A. Gottlieb
    John D. Gottsch, MD and Julia A. Haller, MD
    Mr. Charles H. Griesacker
    Joel and Mary Grossman
    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gundlach
    Dr. Mary T. Gyi
    Mary Hambleton
    Paulette G. Hammond
    Mr. Loring Hawes
    Mimie and Robert Helm
    Mr. Matthias Holdhoff
    Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence W. Hunter
    Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jacobs
    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jehl
    Honor and John Johnson
    Ann H. Kahan
    Elizabeth M. Kameen
    Dr. Richard M. Katz and Martha Lessman Katz
    Mrs. Shirley Kaufman
    George and Catherine Klein
    Mrs. and Mr. Joan G. Klein
    Dr. Roland and Ms. Barbara Kreis
    Fran and Geoffrey Kroll
    Andrew Lapayowker and Sarah McCafferty
    Esther S. Layton
    Cynthia Levering
    Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Levy
    Ms. Elizabeth Masterson
    Mary and Barry Menne
    Mr. Alan S. Merenbloom
    Lester* and Sue Morss
    Ms. Marita K. Murray
    Susan and Stuart Nathan
    Michael and Rosemary Noble
    Mr. and Mrs. William Osborne
    Dr.* and Mrs. Arnall Patz
    Mr.* and Mrs. Morton B. Plant
    Mr. and Mrs. Elias Poe
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Prince
    Carl and Bonnie Richards
    Mr. and Mrs. William R. Richardson, Jr.
    Jo Ellen and Mark Roseman
    Mr. Seymour S. Rubak
    John B. Sacci and Nancy Dodson Sacci
    Peter and Susan Scheidt
    Marilyn and Herb* Scher
    Ronald and Cynthia Schnaar
    Burdette Short
    Joan and Edward Sills
    Ms. Patricia E. Smeton
    Renate and Richard Soulen
    Thomas and Joan Spence
    Bruce and Lynne Stuart
    Bill and Lisa Tate
    Robert and Sharonlee Vogel
    Charles and Mary Jo Wagandt
    Mr. and Mrs. Kent Walker
    Jim and Leslie Wharton
    Christopher H. Winslow
    Sander L. Wise