You Make the Music, Too

Make a difference in your community by donating today

The ISO greatly appreciates your patience and understanding as we navigate this challenging and unexpected situation. Your generous support is vital in helping our orchestra fulfill its mission, and is especially appreciated during challenging moments such as this one. We hope you will consider making a donation below if you are able.

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Why Donate?

The ISO plays a critical role in enhancing the quality of life for area residents both artistically and economically, as great symphonic music is an essential element of a vibrant community.

Please consider a gift today. We simply couldn’t sustain this artistic gem without the help of many dedicated people like you!

What can your donation fund at the ISO during COVID-19 cancellations?


Make up the lost revenue from two tickets for a Classical or Pops performance.
Donate $100


Support distance learning for Metropolitan Youth Orchestra students.
Donate $250


Help cover the additional costs of cleaning the Hilbert Circle Theatre, ensuring a safe environment for our patrons when they return.
Donate $500


Assist with the production and distribution of online content to share with patrons while the Hilbert Circle Theatre’s doors are closed.
Donate $1,000


Support increased telefunding and direct mail solicitation efforts to raise additional funds during concert cancellations and broaden the ISO’s donor base.
Donate $2,500


Help us to continue the artistic planning process of bringing in the best artists and soloists for future performances.
Donate $5,000

Levels and Benefits

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Levels and Benefits

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Donor Stories

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CARES Act Charitable Giving Incentive: Includes a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and can be claimed on your 2020 tax returns. (Section 2204) The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the bill raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. (Section 2205)

Other Ways to Donate

Donate Your Tickets

Another way to support the ISO during his time is to consider donating your unused tickets back to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Your donation is fully tax deductible and will help to offset the costs associated with cancelling these concerts. If you would like to donate your tickets, please fill out the form here.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Now is a great time to donate appreciated stock to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. If you have owned the shares for a year or more, you can maximize your tax savings by donating appreciated stock. More information about the tax savings of donating securities instead of a cash gift is available here. Contact your broker and instruct him or her to send the shares to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and provide the following information:

Raymond James / 1310 E 96th Street /  Indianapolis, IN 46240

Account Number: 14494375
DTC#: 0725
Attention: Kathy Richardson / 317-573-1777

Please have your broker specify that the donation comes from you so we can properly say thank you. If you have any questions, please contact Tom McTamney at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at 317-229-7077.