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.

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.


Make your online gift here


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

Donor Levels

  • Carmel Symphony Orchestra

    Donor Benefits Listing 2023-2024

    Sponsorship Level Donor  Benefits
    $50 to $250
    • An invitaiton for two to attend CSO open rehearsals for donors
    • Subscription to CSO e-newsletter
    $250 – $499
    • Name recognition in program book
    • Save 15% on CSO merchandise
    • Exclusive presale access to CSO single tickets
    $500 – $999
    • Access to musician meet & greets
    • Name listed in the CSO’s Annual Report Honor Roll of Donors
    $1,000 – $2,499
    • An invitation for two to attend the CSO annual meeting
    • Name listed in CSO online Donor Gallery
    $2,500 – $4,499
    • Access to Brahm Founders Club VIP hospitality (when applicable)
    • Recognition plaque for annual gift (optional)
    $4.500 – $7,499
    • Access to VIP ticketing services
    • An invitation to participate in VIP Patron tours
    • 2 Tickets to attend a CSO Soiree Event
    $7,500 – $9,999
    • Access to priority waitlist and house seats
    • 2 additional tickets to attend a CSO Soiree Event (4 total)
    $10,000 – $14,999
    • Opportunity for 2 to sit on stage during one rehearsal of the season
    • 4 additional tickets to attend a CSO Soiree Event (8 total)
    $15,000 – $24,999
    • Highly personalized recognition opportunities based on individual donor interests
    $25,000 – $49,999
    • Sponsorship recognition for one performance of the season or opportunity to host one private Soiree event highlighting a guest artist or special guest of the Symphony
    • 4 tickets to all Soiree Events of the season
    $50,000 and above
    • Season sponsorship recognition


Make your gift online by following this link


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.

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.