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Support Your Symphony Annual Fund Drive

image-conductor-teaching.jpgDid you know that ticket sales cover only 25% of the cost of producing FSO’s concert series and community engagement programs? Nearly 3/4 of the orchestra’s budget comes from grants, special events and donations from concert-goers like you.


You can support the orchestra’s dynamic programs by contributing to the Annual Fund, becoming a Chair Sponsor or leaving FSO a legacy through a planned gift such as a will bequest or charitable gift annuity.


Support the principal musicians of the FSO by becoming a chair sponsor. This $1,000 Principal or $500 Section Chair sponsorship is per year with a three-year commitment and is tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law. These contributions help offset annual artistic expenses. Sponsors are invited to meet their sponsored musician in a special post-concert reception. Currently, all principal chairs have sponsors. However, section chair sponsors are available for Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Bassoon, and Trumpet. Please call the office for further information.

Individuals and Companies – Become a supporter of the Firelands Symphony today! Your Annual Fund gift helps ensure that the FSO performances, under the baton of Maestro Carl Topilow, continue to captivate music lovers throughout North Central Ohio.


One-Year Pledge

Golden Baton ($2,500-4,999) Sponsor ($250-499)
Silver Baton ($1,000-2,499) Patron ($150-249)
Benefactor ($500-999) Friend (to $149)

Musical Legacy Society – Three-Year Pledge

Concerto ($1,000 +) Overture ($500-999)


Please check with your employer to see if they have a Matching Gifts Program.

Companies that participate will be listed in the season program as an FSO Corporate Leadership Member. Every donor will be listed in the season program and will receive an invitation to the Firelands Symphony's post-concert private receptions and open rehearsals free of charge. Be sure to mark your calendar when you receive your invitations.




You can make a secure donation online.

Review the list of donation amounts from the Annual Fund list above and click the Donate button to continue.




Call 419.621.4800 to make a credit card donation over the phone.


Download this form and mail it with your check or credit card information to:
Firelands Symphony Orchestra
334 E. Washington St.,
Sandusky, OH 44870

We also accept transfers of appreciated stock, which may help you to avoid capital gains tax. For more information, email Jamie Steinemann, or call 419.621.4800


You may be able to double your impact with a corporate matching gift.
FSO is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 34-1573397. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


A gift of appreciated securities that you have held for more than one year is frequently the most economic way to give. You may be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction for the appreciated value of the donated securities while avoiding capital gains tax on the appreciation. Please contact your tax advisor for applicability of this valuable tax saving strategy to your personal tax situation. To facilitate your gift of securities, you or the transferring broker should please provide us:

  • Donor’s name and complete address
  • Name and number of securities to be transferred

Please call the office at 419.621.4800 with any questions or email us a question.

Support outstanding symphonic music and education for generations to come…


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