Omaha Symphony

Individual Giving

At the Omaha Symphony, we believe in making music accessible to everyone. We reach out to individuals of all ages and backgrounds through concerts, education programs and community outreach. Each year, the symphony performs more than 100 concerts – from free community events to main-stage concerts with world-renowned guest artists. Our music education programs provide nearly 25,000 students with the opportunity to use music as a tool to develop skills of creativity, understanding and communication, and our community partnerships provide engagement for underserved audiences. We cannot accomplish any of this without you, our loyal patrons and donors. 

With your financial commitment we will continue to be a vibrant and dynamic leader in our community.  Please make a gift to the Annual Fund today!

Individual Donor Levels and Benefits

Symphony Member ($50-$149)

• Receive our donor-only behind-the-scenes email updates

Symphony Friend ($150-$349)

All benefits listed above, plus:

• Advance notification and purchase opportunities to special concerts
• Name listing in program book for 1 year

Symphony Associate ($350-$599)

All benefits listed above, plus:

• Invite to special donor coffee reception
Advance notice of next season's lineup 

Symphony Partner ($600-$999)

All benefits listed above, plus:

• Invite to sneak peek working rehearsal
• 15% off single ticket purchases
• 2 drink vouchers

Symphony Patron ($1,000-$2,499)

All benefits listed above, plus:

• Invite to an exclusive backstage tour and discussion 
• 2 passes to the John and Carmen Gottschalk Founders Room

Symphony Benefactor ($2,500-$4,999)

All benefits listed above, plus:

• Invite to an onstage lecture experience
• Access to VIP Ticketing Service and priority house seating 
• 1 valet parking voucher and 2 additional drink vouchers (4 drink vouchers total)

Music Director's Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

All benefits listed above, plus:

       • Access to the John and Carmen Gottschalk Founders Room, in the Holland Performing Arts Center, for all Omaha Symphony concerts
       • Invite to an onstage rehearsal experience 
       • 8 valet parking vouchers

Musicians' Circle ($10,000-$14,999)

All benefits listed above, plus:

       • Private lunch or dinner with musician, conductor, or CEO
       • Invite to VIP working rehearsals and cocktail receptions throughout the season

Chairman's Circle ($15,000-$24,999)

Overture Circle ($25,000-$49,999)

Concerto Circle ($50,000-$99,999)

Virtuoso Circle ($100,000 and up)

For benefits associated with gifts of $15,000+ please contact Melanie Thornton at or 402.661.8575.

For more information on Individual Giving and the benefits associated with your gift, please contact Hannah Kupfer at or 402.661.8581.


Decline of Benefits

• If you wish to decline your benefits in order to receive full tax credit for your contribution, please indicate that with your gift.

• Gifts received through a donor advised fund will automatically have their benefits declined. (e.g. Omaha Community Foundation, Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation, etc…)

Corporate Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or even triple your gift to the Omaha Symphony.

Many employers offer matching gift programs that will match employees’ charitable contributions. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer (typically the human resources department), and mail the completed form to the Omaha Symphony with your gift. We will take care of the rest.

Ticket Office

1200 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102
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Administrative Offices

1905 Harney Street, Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102-2318
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