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2019–20 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 (non-tax-deductible portion – $40)

Enjoy all Member benefits, plus:

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

 

Contributor | Gifts of $250–$499 (non tax-deductible portion – $95)

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, State Theatre New Jersey or the Count Basie Center for the Arts during NJSO concerts 

Sustainer | Gifts of $500–$999 (non tax-deductible portion – $150)

Enjoy all Contributor benefits, plus:

  • 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

Pacesetter | Gifts of $1,000–$2,499 (non tax-deductible portion – $230)

Enjoy all Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • 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
The Amadeus Circle

Donor’s Circle | Gifts of $2,500–$3,499 (non tax-deductible portion – $450)

Enjoy Pacesetter benefits, plus:

  • 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

Patron’s Circle | Gifts of $3,500–$4,999 (non tax-deductible portion – $450)

Enjoy all Donor’s Circle benefits, plus:

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

Benefactor’s Circle | Gifts of $5,000–$9,999 (non tax-deductible portion – $450)

Enjoy all Patron’s Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to special VIP events with guests artists

Leaders | Gifts of $10,000 and above (non tax-deductible portion – $450+)

In addition to receiving the benefits listed above, Amadeus Circle leaders receive premium benefits such as:

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

* 2019–20 annual fund gifts made by June 30, 2020, will garner you benefits through June 30, 2021.

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 Christopher Van Cleve, Manager of Donor Database & Research, at [email protected] or 973.735.1726.

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.