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Support Your Symphony PLANNED GIVING


In 2010, the FSO established the Symphony Society to recognize donors who have invested in the symphony’s future.  These generous donors will make provisions in their estates to help the FSO continue to bring music to the community for years to come.



Members of the Symphony Society have expressed their commitment to the FSO through a very special and important form of financial support.


These donors have named the FSO as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts include a bequest, gift of life insurance or a charitable trust.


Once you complete plans with your financial or legal advisor to include FSO in your estate, please call Jamie Steinemann at the FSO office to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by acknowledging you as a member of the Symphony Society.


You can play a vital role in the financial vitality of the FSO, now and in the future, through a memorial, planned giving or a bequest:


The Firelands Symphony offers several ways to memorialize your loved one:

  • Sponsor a concert in his/her memory.
  • Sponsor a principal musician’s chair in his/her memory
  • Provide a scholarship for music lessons for a needy student in his/her memory.
  • Make a contribution to the Annual Fund in his/her memory
  • Customize a memorial to your specifications.

Contact Jamie Steinemann at 419.621.4800 for more details.

Cash, securities, real estate and other properties can also be donated by will, or bequest. You can also will life insurance or IRA’s to the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and reduce your family’s estate-tax burden after you are gone. Please contact your advisors for further information.


Your gift to the Firelands Symphony Orchestra will allow the Symphony and School of the Arts to fulfill our mission. This support allows the FSO to:

  • Maintain and increase the quality of the music-making of our musicians
  • Expand the scope and variety of our programs
  • Expand our outreach into the community and schools

Thank you in advance for sharing the Orchestra’s music with the community.



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Your Symphony Society membership involves no dues, obligations or solicitations. It does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made and it may inspire generosity in others.

Benefits include:

  • Invitations to meet the guest artists after their concerts;
  • Invitations to receptions and other special events, and
  • Invitation to lunch or dinner with the maestro

The most important benefit, however, is the satisfaction of knowing you have made a lasting contribution to the long-term viability of the FSO. Thank you for your consideration. The material presented on this Planned Giving website is not offered as legal or tax advice.

Neither the author, the publisher nor the Firelands Symphony Orchestra is engaged in legal or tax advisory service. For advice or assistance in specific cases or whether to make certain a contemplated gift fits well into your overall circumstances and planning, you should engage the services of an attorney or other professional advisor.

The purpose of this website is to provide general gift estate and financial planning information. Watch for tax revisions. State laws govern wills, trusts and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement.  Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.

We do not collect or store any sensitive information through this website.  When you send us an email, please remember that, like any other email, it is not secure and therefore you should refrain from sending sensitive data such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, bank routing numbers and the like.

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