Special Gift Instructions

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Gifts in Honor or In Memory of Someone
To make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone, please click here and select the "I wish this gift to be made in memory of/in honor of" box under "Select Additional Options" at the bottom of the page. For questions regarding gifts in honor or in memory of someone, please contact the BSO Friends Office at friendsofthebso@bso.org or 617-638-9276.



Endowment Gifts
The BSO gratefully accepts contributions to its endowment, the income from which assures the Orchestra's sound financial future. BSO endowment opportunities include supporting musicians' chairs, particular concerts, and guest artist positions.

Endow a Chair
Endowing a musician's chair is a unique way to forge a deeper connection with the BSO and its players. While making a significant contribution to the BSO, you also get to build a relationship with the musician whose chair you have endowed. Endowed chairs are listed in the orchestra roster in program books for all concerts.

Endow a Concert or Guest Artist Engagement
You may choose to have a BSO performance or the engagement of a guest artist named in recognition of your gift of an endowed fund.



Capital Gifts
The Orchestra performs its winter season in historic Symphony Hall, a National Historic Landmark that has long been considered one of the finest concert halls in the world. Capital gifts provide the funds needed to maintain and improve the Boston Symphony Orchestra's facilities in Boston, as well as to implement new technologies and purchase instruments. The Orchestra seeks gifts to fund the costs of these improvements and repairs. Donors may designate a capital gift to a specific capital project or make a completely unrestricted capital gift.

Named Seat in Symphony Hall
By endowing a seat at Symphony Hall, you help ensure the preservation of BSO facilities for future generations. This can also be a unique way to pay tribute or remember a loved one. Each endowed seat is recognized by a plaque bearing an inscription of the donor's choice on the right arm of the seat.



Special Gifts
Special gifts can support the BSO's current artistic and programmatic endeavors and educational undertakings, among other projects. Donors who are interested in supporting specific projects are encouraged to inquire into current funding needs.



Contact Information
Office of Major and Planned Giving

Symphony Hall

301 Massachusetts Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Telephone: (617) 638-9274

Email: jng@bso.org

Tax Identification Number
The BSO's Tax identification (501(c(3)) Number is 04-2103550.