You Make the Music, Too

Make a difference in your community by donating today

Thank you for all you do to support the ISO and its initiatives to bring music to the community in so many ways. Your generous support impacts thousands of people every year through performances, education, and experiences. Please consider a gift to sustain the powerful impact the music of the ISO has on the community. “Music… can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” – Leonard Bernstein

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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!

How can your gift support the ISO? Here are a few examples!


Support live music such as the Pops or Classical Music Series.
Donate $100


Support educational programs like Metropolitan Youth Orchestra students.
Donate $250


Support efforts to keep the ISO safe through increased cleaning and sanitizing or providing security for patrons visiting the Hilbert Circle Theatre.
Donate $500


Assist with the production and distribution of online content to share with patrons, schools, and others unable to attend performances.
Donate $1,000


Support new or on-going initiatives like the upcoming Teddy Bear Concerts, collaborations with BIPOC musicians and composers, and the Coffee Pops and Coffee Classical Series.
Donate $2,500


Support artistic planning processes such as bringing in the best artists and soloists for future performances, commissioning new pieces from talented composers, and continually creating new experiences to engage the community.
Donate $5,000

Levels and Benefits

See Benefits and Donor Levels

Levels and Benefits

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Become a Monthly Donor

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Donor Stories

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See stories of those that have contributed.

Donor Stories

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 Stephanie Hays-Mussoni at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at 317-731-3342 or

IRA Charitable Gift

If you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and are 72 years old or older by December 31, 2021, you may potentially avoid paying taxes* on your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA by instructing your financial planner to make a gift to the ISO directly from your IRA.

For those 70 1⁄2 and older, you may make a tax-free* “Qualified Charitable Donation” to the ISO by instructing your financial planner to send a gift from your account, directly to the ISO.

*Please consult your tax professional to determine what specific benefits may be available to you.