Support the Firelands Symphony Orchestra

The Firelands Symphony Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences that transport today’s listener, from the best of the past to the edge of the future. To achieve and exceed this mission we ask for the support of our patrons through donations, sponsorships, and volunteering. Many people find their relationship with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra as a donor to be greatly rewarding and fulfilling, making every concert that much more meaningful.

Buy Advertising In Our Concert Programs

At each Firelands Symphony Orchestra concert, we put a polished, four-color printed concert program into the hands of hundreds of North Central Ohio residents. What better opportunity to showcase your product or service while demonstrating your support for one of the region’s premier cultural assets? Your ad will appear in all six FSO programs for the 2017-2018 season, under the leadership of Music Director Carl Topilow. Be a part of this exciting era with the Firelands Symphony!
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Annual Fund

There are several ways to support your Firelands Symphony Orchestra: one time gifts to the Annual Fund or special areas of particular interest, contributing in installments through our new and popular Instrumentalist program, or any way you wish to support great music in Ohio.

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Chair Sponsors

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.

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Donor Benefits

Donors of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra to witness rehearsals, special events and receptions, Chamber Musicales, on-stage rehearsals and performances, and much more.

Corporate Partnerships

At the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, corporate partnerships always begin with a single question: What can we do for you? Be it client entertainment, brand visibility, employee engagement, commissioned works, volunteer opportunities or pure philanthropic investment, we at the Firelands Symphony Orchestra are dedicated to ensuring that each partnership is tailored to maximize corporate objectives and advance community investment strategies.

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OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE FSO

Donate By Mail

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 Laurie Korobkin, or call (419) 621-4800.

Donate By Phone

Call (419) 621-4800 to make a credit card donation over the phone.

Foundation Support

Grants from foundations of all sizes are a vital source of support for the Firelands Symphony Orchestra. Foundations from Ohio and beyond choose to provide financial support for Firelands Symphony Orchestra concerts, education, and outreach programs. Through the generosity of the local and national foundation community the Firelands Symphony Orchestra brings music to life for thousands and thousands of Ohians of all ages, each year.

 

Corporate Matching Gifts

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.

Volunteer with FSO Fanfare

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding ways to engage with any organization. For 35 years the FSO Fanfare has been a strong supporter of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra.

Attend Our Events

In addition to our concerts each year, the Firelands Symphony Orchestra offers a myriad of events for our donors and patrons. Sharing a drink with great music at our Annual May Gala, and plenty more offer ways to interact with your great symphony.

Donate Stock

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…