Why I Give

Our donors give for many reasons: A long-time love of music, to honor a family member or friend, or to support a community arts organization. We’ll let them tell you why … Read Jeannie Book’s story here.

Click on the video below to hear how Mike Donahue became a supporter of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra.

Donate to the CSO

The Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) depends on the financial support of individuals and organizations for ongoing artistic growth and increasing educational outreach in Carmel and the surrounding communities.

The greatest donor benefit is the knowledge that your gift to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra helps to sustain one of central Indiana’s cultural treasures. Our donor benefits are designed to enhance your enjoyment of the Orchestra, and say “Thank You” for your investment in this excellent ensemble. Donors are recognized in the CSO season program book and receive special VIP access to events. To donate today, click here. For more information about being a concert sponsor, click here.

Mail checks to:
Carmel Symphony Orchestra
760 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 102
Carmel, IN 46032

Donor Levels

  • CONCERTMASTER $250 to $499
  • IMPRESARIO $500 to $999
  • MAESTRO $1,000 to $1,999
  • SILVER BATON $2,000 to $4,999
  • GOLD BATON $5,000 to $9,999
  • PLATINUM BATON $10,000 and Above

Many organizations have programs that will match employee contributions made to the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. Please check with your current employer or former employer if you are retired.

Volunteer your time.
Introduce newcomers and old friends to the enjoyment of the Symphony.

Create a Family Legacy Gift in your estate plan.
Influence a charitable foundation, or a corporation, to donate.
Give in honor or memory of a loved one, in lieu of sending flowers.
Donate gifts of stock and other appreciated or negotiable securities.

Planned Giving

A planned gift can allow you to make a significant legacy gift while potentially realizing tax benefits for yourself or your family. It can be your way of giving the gift of music through Carmel Symphony Orchestra. You can make a gift by including a provision in your will, or by naming Carmel Symphony Orchestra as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. A planned gift can be a specific amount, or a percentage of your estate or asset given.

If you are considering including Carmel Symphony Orchestra in your financial or estate plans, please contact the CSO office at 317-844-9717 so we can recognize you for your support.

Thank You For Your Continued Support

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