Proceeds from ticket revenues account for less than 40% of CSO’s annual operating budget. The remainder is generously provided by corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals like you! Your gift will help ensure that CSO continues to perform with the highest standards of quality and artistic integrity. Contributions also support our extensive education programs. Your gift will help continue this legendary tradition of excellence.
Friends of the CSO: Your investment in the Friends of the CSO Annual Fund enriches and sustains the vision of the CSO. Our vision calls for artistic excellence without compromise and a strong community presence, captivating young and old alike with the passion and poignancy of great music. Your membership in Friends of the CSO ensures that there is a world-class orchestra available for you to enjoy, in a wonderful hall right in your own backyard.
Corporate Giving: Support from local, national, and international companies provides essential funding for the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. In return, by partnering with the CSO, companies gain valuable recognition, support a superlative orchestra that enhances the region's quality of life and economic vitality, and successfully achieve many of their philanthropic, marketing, and corporate goals. Multiple opportunities are available for corporate sponsorships and mutually-beneficial partnerships.
The Endowment Fund of the CSO is under the supervision and management of the CSO Board of Directors. This fund ensures the artistic future of the ensemble. Gifts and pledges will provide a stable financial base from which to plan for the future excellence of this fine orchestra.
Many people who believe in the mission of CSO have included charitable gifts in the final distribution of their estates. Making a gift from assets that remain when no longer needed can be done easily through a will bequest.