Ways to Give

As the largest arts organization in Charlotte and the region's largest professional orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony is a vital piece of the cultural fabric for our community.  

Our organization, like all American orchestras, relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and foundations to help us fulfill our mission and serve our community. As with most performing arts organizationsticket sales cover just one-third of our annual operating expenses, and the remainder of our budget must come from contributed revenue.

Our donors are essential to our and ability to give Charlotte what it deserves... a world-class orchestra, reflecting a leading, dynamic, and growing region.

There are several ways you can support the Charlotte Symphony. For more information, please call Michelle Hamilton, Vice President of Development, at 704-714-5104.

  • Corporate Giving

    • The CSO partners with prominent community and business leaders who are dedicated to the performing arts in Charlotte and provide vital financial and in-kind support to our programs. From sponsoring a concert series to underwriting one of our education programs, businesses play a critical role in the Symphony's overall funding. Read more.

  • Foundation Giving

    Our foundation and government partners are community leaders who generously recognize the Charlotte Symphony's contribution to the cultural vitality of our dynamic and growing city. For more information, contact the Development Office at 704.714.5130.

  • Individual Support

    • Gifts to the Symphony Annual Fund build annual operating support that is essential to the Charlotte Symphony's ability to fulfill its mission of providing music and education to our community.  Read more.

  • Planned Giving / Musical Legacy Society

    • The Musical Legacy recognizes and honors individual donors who have named the Symphony in their estate plans through bequests, life-income gifts or other deferred-giving arrangements. Read more.