UPDATE: MAY 5, 4:32PM PST
Two days. $241,005. Thank you!
During GiveBIG music-lovers gave a staggering $241,005 in support of the Seattle Symphony. Donors met three individual matching challenges, from Lenore Hanauer, Jerry Meyer and Nina Zingale, and an anonymous supporter, contributing $75,000 towards this two-day total.
THANK YOU to each and every one of you who gave this year! Thanks to your generosity, thousands of people will experience the soul-lifting inspiration of live symphonic music.
UPDATE: MAY 4, 1:15PM PST
$20,000 match for GiveBIG day two!
Symphony supporters Jerry Meyer and Nina Zingale have generously come forward with a new $20,000 matching challenge! Your support before midnight tonight is critical to reaching Jerry and Nina’s matching challenge and securing important funding for Symphony concerts and programs.! Give now for live symphonic music in your community! Make your gift online or call our Donor Relations team at 206.215.4832.
UPDATE: MAY 4, 9:07AM PST
$5,000 matching challenge has been reached!
Your continued support has achieved our second GiveBIG matching challenge. THANK YOU to everyone who has giving so far and to all those who continue to give in support of live symphonic music in your community. Your generosity is truly an inspiration!
UPDATE: MAY 3, 5:25PM PST
GiveBIG extended until midnight on Wednesday, May 4
Due to technical difficulties related to the Seattle Foundation's gift processor, GiveBIG has been extended. Support your Symphony until midnight on May 4 and help share the joy of symphonic music with your community! Make your gift online or call our Donor Relations team at 206.215.4832.
UPDATE: MAY 3, 4:21PM PST
Additional $5,000 matching challenge announced!
We are thrilled to announce that an anonymous supporter has come forward with a $5,000 matching challenge! Make your gift now to provide a rich symphonic experience to even more people in your community.
UPDATE: MAY 3, 3:26PM PST
You've reached Lenore Hanauer's $50,000 matching challenge!
You are extraordinary! You have come through with tremendous generosity and met Lenore Hanauer's $50,000 matching challenge. THANK YOU for your amazing support!
On Tuesday, May 3, the Seattle Foundation’s one-day online giving event returns! By supporting the Seattle Symphony, you help bring extraordinary music into thousands of people’s lives. Only through community support can people of all ages and backgrounds have access to outstanding symphonic music, both inside Benaroya Hall and across the Puget Sound region.
Your donation to the Seattle Symphony during GiveBIG will have DOUBLE the impact thanks to a generous matching challenge from Symphony supporter Lenore Hanauer. Lenore will match, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 in gifts to the Symphony during GiveBIG.
Double your impact for the concerts and musicians you love!
To learn more about GiveBIG visit the Seattle Foundation’s website by clicking here.
SEATTLE SYMPHONY GIVEBIG DONOR BENEFITSMany people enjoy Friends of the Symphony donor benefits that provide an opportunity to go behind the scenes and enhance the concert experience. This year’s GiveBIG gift processor, Kimbia, is a donor advised fund. The Internal Revenue Service prohibits donor advised fund gifts from garnering benefits that have a market value. Below you can see which donor benefits have a market value, indicated by an asterisk (*), and cannot be granted through your GiveBIG donation. If this negatively impacts your experience as a Symphony donor, or if you have any questions, please call our Donor Relations team at 206.215.4832.
These are the exclusive benefits we offer to say “Thank You!” to donors:
FRIEND | $100–249
- Access to the Friends Lounge for coffee and tea during concert intermission
- Invitations to Open Rehearsals
- Advance notice of ticket sales and on-sale dates
- Special discounts and offers at select restaurants
- 15% discount at Symphonica, The Symphony Store
CONTRIBUTING FRIEND | $250–499
- Invitations to Open Rehearsals and Discussions
- Online access to the NAXOS listening library
- Two-for-one ticket coupon
- Listing in the Annual Report and an invitation to the the Annual Meeting
SUPPORTING FRIEND | $500–999
- Invitation to Meet the Musicians post-concert
- Two free tickets coupon
MUSICIANS CLUB | $1,000–1,999
- Invitations to Onstage Rehearsals
- Invitation to an in-home recital
- Listing in the Encore concert program
- One-time invitation to the Norcliffe Founders Room for concert intermission*
CONDUCTORS CLUB | $2,000–3,499
- Additional invitation to the Norcliffe Founders Room*
FOUNDERS CIRCLE | $3,500 and above
- Season-long access to the Norcliffe Founders Room*
- Invitation to a backstage toast
- Invitation to a season-end celebration with orchestra members
*Indicates a benefit which cannot be granted in return for a GiveBIG donation. If one or more of these benefits is important to you, please contact the Donor Relations team at 206.215.4832.
Thank you for your support of the Seattle Symphony!
The Seattle Symphony is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 91-0667412.