Planned Giving
Our Sponsors

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Interested in Sponsorship?

For further details, contact
the Executive Director at
(910) 791-9262 or send
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Mission Statement
The Wilmington Symphony
Orchestra is a private non-profit
corporation organized to provide
symphonic music at the highest
possible degree of excellence,
to provide performance opportunities
for area musicians, and to provide
the cultural benefits of a Symphony
Orchestra to the community.


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Sponsorship and Giving Opportunities at the WSO

Music Underwriting ($150 - $1500)

Each musical composition you hear at a WSO concert must be purchased or rented in
order to be performed. You may underwrite the purchase or rental of your favorite
musical score, or underwrite the cost of music for an entire concert. Your name/company
name will be listed on the program page beneath the music you have underwritten.
In addition, you will be listed on the Contributors' page throughout the season.

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Post Concert Receptions ($750)

Following the February concert each season that features the winners of the annual
Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition, the Wilmington Symphony hosts a
private reception for donors and orchestra musicians. Approximately one hundred
people usually attend this catered event at the Madeline Suite on the UNCW campus.
Sponsors will receive special recognition on the invitations to the reception, plus
concert tickets and passes to the reception.

Concert Sponsor ($3,000)

Concert sponsors receive 16 concert tickets, reserved parking passes, a full-page
acknowledgement in the concert programs and recognition in pre-concert press
releases, advertisements and other promotion materials.

Artist-In-Residence Program (Price varies depending on artist.)

During the week-long artist-in-residence program, the WSO engages an accomplished
performing artist for a series of recital appearances. The artist appears at public and
private schools, civic clubs and music schools and concludes the week in a solo
performance with the Wilmington Symphony. This is one of our largest educational
outreach programs of the season. In total, nearly 1,000 schoolchildren and adults
participate in the residency program each year.

The Artist-In-Residence Sponsor is invited to attend any or all residency activities
planned for the week. In addition, the sponsor receives tickets to the concert. The
sponsor's name will be printed on all materials distributed during each residency event
and in all press releases for residency activities. The sponsor will also be recognized
on the season brochure, concert programs throughout the season and a concert

Annual FundDonate to the Wilmington Sympony Orchestra

Donations in any amount can be made to the WSO Annual Fund.
Contributors will be listed throughout the season in the concert program, will receive our WSO newsletters, and will be notified of all WSO special events. Contributors of $100 or more will receive invitations to special post-concert receptions. To make an immediate gift to Wilmington Symphony online, follow the link below.

Endowment Fund

A contribution in any amount can be made to the endowment fund as a way to
ensure the future of the orchestra. Your contribution can be made in memory of a
loved one or in honor of the living. Contributors of $100 or more will receive
invitations to special post-concert receptions.

Concert Program Advertising

If you are interested in advertising in our concert program, visit www.jusbiz.com.