Only a small portion of the annual operating budget for the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra comes from ticket sales and advertising. Other necessary funding for the orchestra’s operation comes from grants, contributions, and other fundraising events. The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and donations to it are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donations to the orchestra’s General Operating Fund are recorded in the categories, and with the benefits, described here.

Donations may also be made to the orchestra’s Endowment Fund, which is described here.

A donor may choose to name the principal chair of a section of the orchestra, as described here.

Donations may also be made toward scholarships to support the select number of Northern Illinois University music students who are members of the orchestra, as described here.

Also of interest to many supporters of the orchestra has been the KSO Music Education Outreach Fund. This fund was established in the fall of 2019 by the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates (KSA) and the orchestra Board of Directors to help orchestra and band programs in DeKalb County provide musical instruments for deserving middle school students. Contributors to this fund are listed here.

Financial contributions to the KSO from individuals, businesses, and others can be made using the Donation Form.

The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and its patrons are grateful for the contributions of the many generous individuals and organizations who have supported the orchestra. Major donors for the most recent season are listed here.

Questions about donating may directed to the KSO General Manager by e-mailing  contact@kishorchestra.org or phoning 815-756-3728.

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