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Support the artistic programs, education and community engagement activities and general operations of the NJSO.

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2018–19 Membership Levels and Donor Benefits

Symphony Friends

Member (any gift up to $99)

  • Subscription to Donor Impact Reports

Fully tax–deductible

Associate ($100–$249)

Enjoy all Member benefits, plus:

  • Two passes to a scheduled open rehearsal
  • Season-long recognition in printed and online annual donor registers
  • Invitation to the NJSO annual meeting with voting privilages

Non-tax-deductible portion: $40

Contributor ($250–$499)

Enjoy all Associate benefits, plus:

  • Two additional open rehearsal passes, for a total of four
  • Two passes to attend a donor intermission reception at NJPAC or the Count Basie Center for the Arts during an NJSO Classical or Pops concert

Non-tax-deductible portion: $95

Sustainer ($500–$999)

Enjoy all Contributor benefits, plus:

  • Two additional open rehearsal passes, for a total of six
  • Two additional passes to attend a donor intermission reception, for a total of four
  • Advance notice of special concerts and events

Non-tax-deductible portion: $150

Pacesetter ($1,000–$2,499)

Enjoy all Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Two additional open rehearsal passes, for a total of eight
  • Two additional passes to attend a donor intermission reception, for a total of six
  • Invitations to pre- and post-concert receptions held at or near each of our venues
  • Priority reservations for special travel opportunities

Non-tax-deductible portion: $230

The Amadeus Circle

Donor’s Circle ($2,500–$3,499)

Enjoy Pacesetter benefits, plus:

  • Unlimited access to donor intermission reception during NJSO concerts at NJPAC or the Count Basie Center for the Arts
  • Up to 10 passes to each scheduled open-rehearsal
  • Invitation to the annual donor appreciation luncheon
  • VIP ticketing services for ticket exchanges, ticket purchases and seat selection

Non-tax-deductible portion: $450

Patron’s Circle ($3,500–$4,999)

Enjoy all Donor’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • ­Invitation to experience a private backstage tour at select NJSO venues
  • Opportunity to attend an Orchestra rehearsal and talkback session with musicians

Non-tax-deductible portion: $450

Benefactor’s Circle ($5,000–$9,999)

Enjoy all Patron’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to special VIP events with guests artists

Non-tax-deductible portion: $450

Leaders (gifts of $10,000 and above)

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:

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

Non-tax-deductible portion: $450+

Additional 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 Ida Hladky, Development Associate, at [email protected] or 973.735.1723.

In-Kind Gifts

Gifts such as instruments, sheet music, office supplies and furniture or business services are gladly accepted. For more information, contact Ida Hladky, Development Associate, at [email protected] or 973.735.1723.

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.