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Annual Fund

A strong and healthy Annual Fund is critically important to the success of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.

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These unrestricted gifts go to work immediately by helping us meet our financial obligations on a daily basis. While the endowment can be viewed as the orchestra’s savings account, the Annual Fund serves as its checkbook.

The Annual Fund supports typical budget expenditures such as:

  • Musician salaries and fees
  • Guest artist travel
  • Orchestra rehearsals
  • Theater rental fees
  • Sound and lighting equipment
  • Program notes
  • Rental or purchase of music
  • Licensing fees
  • Media advertising
  • Office rent
  • Insurance
  • Telephone
  • Internet access
  • Payroll services

Ways To Give

Donors can contribute to the Annual Fund with cash; checks made payable to the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra; credit card (Discover, MasterCard or Visa); automated monthly payments via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT); or gifts of stock.

Unless an individual indicates their desire to remain anonymous, Annual Fund donors are recognized in the concert program book according to the following giving levels:

Symphony Society

Concerto Society
$5,000 - $9,999

Fanfare Society
$2,500 - $4,999

Sonata Society
$1,000 - $2,499

Overture Society
$500 - $999

Prelude Society
$250 - $499

Encore Society
$100 - $249

Bravo Society
$1 - $99

The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)3 organization, which means all donations are tax-deductible. Our tax identification number is 23-7429727.