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2020–21 Membership Levels and Donor Benefits

Symphony Friends

Member | Gifts of $1–$99 (fully tax-deductible)

  • Subscription to donor-impact reports

Associate | Gifts of $100–$249 (fully tax-deductible)

Enjoy all Member benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits

  • Unlimited invitations to NJSO Listen & Learn seminars (held on Zoom)
  • One invitation to a Live NJSO Couch Concert (held on Zoom)
  • Recognition in online annual donor register*

In-person benefits**

  • Two passes to a scheduled open rehearsal
  • Invitation to the NJSO Annual Meeting and reception with voting privileges
  • Recognition in the annual printed and digital donor registers*
  • Subscription to donor impact reports

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
* Annual printed donor register temporarily suspended.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Contributor | Gifts of $250–$499 (fully tax-deductible)

Enjoy all Associate benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits

  • One additional invitation to a Live NJSO Couch Concert, for a total of two (held on Zoom)

In-person benefits**

  • Two additional open-rehearsal passes, for a total of four
  • Two passes to attend a donor intermission reception at NJPAC, State Theatre New Jersey or the Count Basie Center for the Arts during NJSO concerts 

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Sustainer | Gifts of $500–$999 (fully tax-deductible)

Enjoy all Contributor benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits

  • One additional invitation to a Live NJSO Couch Concert, for a total of three (held on Zoom)
  • Advance notice of special video premieres, virtual concerts and events

In-person benefits**

  • Two additional open-rehearsal passes, for a total of six
  • Two additional donor intermission reception passes at NJPAC, State Theatre New Jersey or the Count Basie Center for the Arts during NJSO concerts, for a total of four
  • Advance notice of special concerts and events

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Pacesetter | Gifts of $1,000–$2,499 (fully tax-deductible)

Enjoy all Sustainer benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits

  • Unlimited invitations to Live NJSO Couch Concerts (held on Zoom)

In-person benefits**

  • Two additional open-rehearsal passes, for a total of eight
  • Two additional donor intermission reception passes at NJPAC, State Theatre New Jersey or the Count Basie Center for the Arts during NJSO concerts, for a total of six
  • Advance notice of special concerts and events
  • Invitations to pre- and post-concert receptions
  • Priority reservations for special travel opportunities

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

The Amadeus Circle

Donor’s Circle | Gifts of $2,500–$3,499 (fully tax-deductible)

Enjoy Pacesetter benefits, plus:

Virtual benefits

  • Unlimited invitations to Live NJSO Couch Concerts (virtual events held on Zoom)
  • Unlimited invitations to NJSO Listen & Learn seminars
  • Exclusive invitations to virtual special events, video premieres and interviews
  • Subscription to donor impact reports
  • Recognition in online annual donor register*

In-person benefits**

  • Unlimited access to donor intermission receptions
  • Up to 10 passes to Open Rehearsals
  • Invitation to the NJSO Annual Meeting and reception with voting privileges
  • Invitation to the annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon
  • Invitation to receptions with NJSO musicians
  • Subscription to donor impact reports
  • Recognition in printed and online annual donor registers
  • Priority reservations for special travel opportunities
  • VIP ticketing services for ticket exchanges, purchases and seat selection

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
* Annual printed donor register temporarily suspended.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Patron’s Circle | Gifts of $3,500–$4,999 (fully tax-deductible)

Enjoy all Donor’s Circle benefits (including new virtual benefits), plus:

In-person benefits**

  • ­Invitation to experience a private backstage tour at select NJSO venues
  • Invitation to attend a post-rehearsal talkback with musicians

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Benefactor’s Circle | Gifts of $5,000–$9,999 (fully tax-deductible)

Enjoy all Patron’s Circle benefits (including new virtual benefits), plus:

In-person benefits**

  • Invitation to special VIP events with guests artists

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

Leaders | Gifts of $10,000 and above (fully tax-deductible)

In addition to receiving all of the benefits listed above, Amadeus Circle Leaders who donate $10,000 or more receive premium benefits customized for their giving-circle level. The benefits of specific levels may include one or more of the following:

Enjoy all Benefactor’s Circle benefits (including new virtual benefits), plus:

In-person benefits**

  • Invitations to exclusive events with Music Director Xian Zhang
  • Opportunities to sponsor guest artists, concerts and programs along with a customized benefits package

Donations for the 2020–21 season are fully tax-deductible at this time, as in-person benefits are suspended for the season.
** In-person benefits are temporarily on hold.

2020–21 annual fund gifts made by August 31, 2021, will garner you benefits through August 31, 2022.

More Ways to Give:

Stocks, Matching Gifts, Tributes and More

Installment Plans

Set up an installment plan and give monthly, quarterly or in whatever way suits you best. (Available when you make your gift by phone or by mail.)

Employer Matching Gifts

Increase your impact with a corporate matching gift. Contact your company’s human-resources department to find out if it participates in a matching program, and indicate the match on your gift form.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

Pay tribute to a friend or loved one, or honor a major life event for your favorite music lover, by making a gift online, by phone or by mail.

Gifts of Stock

Donations of stock may help you avoid paying capital gains taxes and receive a deduction for the stock’s full fair-market value. For more information contact [email protected] or 973.735.1730.

In-Kind Gifts

Gifts such as instruments, sheet music, office supplies and furniture or business services are gladly accepted. For more information, contact Allison Whitehall, Manager of Individual Giving, at 973.735.1730 or [email protected].

If you prefer to give by phone, please call 973.735.1730.
If you prefer to give by mail, print an Annual Fund Membership Form and mail it to:

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Development Department
60 Park Place, Suite 900
Newark, NJ 07102

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID#22-1559422. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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