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A Message from Russell Jones, President and CEO

"We could not be more grateful to our donors, sponsors and funders for their generous contributions. With ticket sales accounting for just 25% of our income, we just don't exist without such support. Thank you for being a member of our Orchestra family and playing your part in making Stamford Symphony an extraordinary organization for everyone in Fairfield County."


To make a gift from your IRA

The IRA Charitable Rollover provision allows individuals 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their IRA without treating the distribution as taxable income.  If you wish to give but will not reach the new standard deduction threshold, this is an ideal way to continue supporting charities that you love. Please consult your professional tax advisor for more information. *This is for informational purposes and is not intended as legal or tax advice.

To make a gift of shares

Many people choose to contribute to the Stamford Symphony by transferring securities rather than making a direct contribution of cash.
Here is the simplest way to transfer stock to the Symphony:

If a bank or broker holds the securities for you – Wire Transfer

1. You may have your bank or broker wire transfer the securities directly into an account the Symphony already holds at Oppenheimer:

Attention: Brian McDermott
Vice President
Oppenheimer & Co Inc.
750 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
Fax 203.328.1199

2. Your broker may require a letter of authorization; please check with them before  making your gift.

3. Stamford Symphony Account Information:
DTC # 0571, Account # G42-0022811

4. Please indicate your name and purpose of the gift with the wire transfer.

5. Please confirm your transfer with Russell Jones, President and CEO at Stamford Symphony at email:


If you wish to receive further information should you hold the stock certificates yourself, if a bank or broker holds the securities for you, or if you wish to re-register the securities, please call Russell Jones at 203.325.1407 x15.

Donating securities has several tax benefits – please consult with your tax professional for specific tax advice.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by employees. Your gift to the Stamford Symphony could be eligible for being doubled or even tripled! If your company will match, request a matching gift from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Please consider making a gift to our End of Year Appeal.

To make a gift by mail, please send your check, made payable to Stamford Symphony, to:
Stamford Symphony
263 Tresser Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
If you would like to discuss your donation, please contact:
Russell Jones
President and CEO
Tel: 203.325.1407 x15

For individuals we are pleased to offer the following benefits for gifts. Benefits are cumulative!
Each subsequent level of giving includes all benefits from lower levels of giving.


or more

Listing in the annual Program Book and on website. Invitation to participate in the Annual Gala.

or more

Invitation to a dress rehearsal of your choice, on Saturdays at 4pm.

or more

Dinner with the President & CEO. Invitation to three dress rehearsals of your choice, on Saturdays at 4pm.

or more

Invitation to five dress rehearsals on Saturdays at 4pm.
20% discount on tickets for all your guests.

or more

Exclusive access to the Donor Lounge in the Founder’s Room during intermission for wine and light refreshments.

or more

Dinner with the President & CEO.

or more

Opportunity to name the Chair of a tutti
string player.
Two guest tickets to a performance of
your choice.

or more

Opportunity to name the Chair of a second chair musician.
Invitation to sit on stage during a
dress rehearsal.

or more

Opportunity to name the Chair of a principal musician.
Four guest tickets to a performance of your choice.
Dinner with a Musician, pre-concert.