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Naming Opportunities

Endowing a chair or a program provides reliable ongoing funding to underwrite key Oregon Symphony programs and retain outstanding musicians.  Naming these chairs or programs offers a tremendous opportunity to recognize the donor (or to honor a person or cause dear to the donor) in a most caring and prestigious manner.  Depending on the size of the gift, chairs or programs may be named for a period of years, or in perpetuity.  The amount necessary to endow a chair or program is based on the principal sum of money required to generate interest earnings (calculated at 5% per year) to pay the expenses of that position activity, which are not covered by ticket revenue.

Chair or Program Endow in Perpetuity Name for
10 Years
Name for
5 Years
Name for
3 Years
 
Principal Chair $1,500,000 $750,000 $375,000 $225,000
Assistant Principal Chair 1,250,000 625,000 312,500 187,500
Section Chair 1,000,000 500,000 250,000 150,000

Classical A Series 10,000,000 5,000,000 2,500,000 1,500,000
Classical B Series 10,000,000 5,000,000 2,500,000 1,500,000
Pops Series 6,000,000 3,000,000 1,500,000 900,000
Sunday Matinee (Inside the Score) Series 4,000,000 2,000,000 1,000,000 600,000
Youth Concerts 3,500,000 1,750,000 875,000 525,000
Kids Concerts 2,500,000 1,250,000 625,000 375,000
Salem Series 1,500,000 750,000 375,000 225,000
Parks Programs 3,000,000 1,500,000 750,000 450,000
Piano Performance Fund
Funds 5 guest artists/year
3,000,000 1,500,000 750,000 450,000
Gala Opening 2,000,000 1,000,000 500,000 300,000
Any One Concert 1,000,000 500,000 250,000 150,000

Guest Conductor Fund
Sponsors 3 guest conductors/year
1,500,000 750,000 375,000 225,000
Choral Concert Fund
One major choral concert/year
1,000,000 500,000 250,000 150,000
Guest Artist Fund
Select 1-2 concerts/year
1,000,000 500,000 250,000 150,000
Emerging Artists Fund
Sponsor 3 emerging artists/year
1,000,000 500,000 250,000 150,000
American Music Performance Fund
Credit on all Classical performances of works by American composers (variations by nationality, century, other…)
1,000,000 500,000 250,000 150,000

Education Programs
Recognition on all or selected education activities
2,000,000 1,000,000 500,000 300,000
Music Library
Funds librarian salaries, score rentals & acquisitions
2,000,000 1,000,000 500,000 300,000
Recording Fund
Funds one new recording/year
1,500,000 750,000 375,000 225,000
Tour Endowment Named Funds
May designate area of annual tour concert
1,000,000 500,000 250,000 150,000
Community Engagement Fund
Funds collaborations with other community arts organizations, educational institutions and service groups
500,000 250,000 125,000 75,000

Commissioning Fund
Commissions new works for the orchestra
800,000 400,000 200,000 120,000
Chamber Music Fund
Underwrites chamber music concerts performed by Symphony musicians
600,000 300,000 200,000 120,000
Instrument Fund
Funds purchase of instruments for loan to younger orchestra members
500,000 250,000 125,000 75,000
Technology Fund
Keeps office technology up-to-date; website expansion; future developments
500,000 250,000 125,000 75,000
Musician Professional Development Fund
Provides professional development opportunities for orchestra members
500,000 250,000 125,000 75,000

Please contact the Oregon Symphony Development office at 503-228-4294 to discuss opportunities for planned giving or e-mail Foundation@orsymphony.org.

 

 

 


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