Support the BSO

Photo by Leslie Plesser

Why Give?

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra is able to present outstanding concerts, engaging high quality artists and staff, to contribute to the vibrant cultural community in Bloomington and in the wider Twin Cities metro area. Approximately 40% of our income is derived from individual patrons, family foundations, and business sponsors. We are further supported by the Resident Arts Support Grant from the City of Bloomington, community foundations, membership dues, and ticket sales.

Every dollar of support from patron donors, and business sponsors is carefully spent to maximize the meaningful contribution from these individuals. Your contributions provide the areas best volunteer musicians an opportunity to perform for engaged and grateful audiences in Bloomington.

The BSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Association Inc.’s Federal Tax ID is 41-1424520. 

How are individual givers recognized?

You can donate in many ways. Four ways are listed below.

We gratefully acknowledge all (individual) patron donors in our printed concert program.

  • Gifts of $1-149 are acknowledged in the concert program.
  • Gifts of $150 and above are invited to the Annual Meeting in March and Gifts of $500 – $999 are offered the option to name a principal or associate principal chair.
  • Gifts of $1,000 – $1,499 are offered the opportunity to name a chair or be named as a soloist underwriter.
  • Gifts $1,500+ are listed as concert sponsors on concert programs and promotions.
  • If you wish to give more than the listed amounts, please contact us directly so we can determine the best way to recognize your generous gifts!

How can my business support the BSO?

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra audience and musicians make up a wonderful community where you can share more about your business or organization.

Click the links to learn about the BSO’s menu of sponsorship packages and concert program ad opportunities.

BSO Business Sponsorship Menu

Bloomington Symphony Orchestra Program Ad Specifications 2024-25

If you are interested in learning more about the BSO’s business sponsorship opportunities, send an email to our Executive Director, Sara Tan.

Give Lively

Donate through our secure online portal at Give Lively with your bank account, credit card or PayPal by clicking the button below.

You can also text BSOGIVES to 44321 and follow the prompts to give via credit card or PayPal.



Donate directly through PayPal by clicking the button.


Donate through Venmo by scanning the QR code or clicking the button below.

Offline by Check

100% of your gift goes directly to the BSO as there are no transaction fees like there are with online gifts.

Download the donation form and return it along with a check made out to “Bloomington Symphony Orchestra” to the address listed on the form.

Three violinists in a row, one man with glasses, and two women with curly hair, play

BSO Concertmaster, Michael Sutton with violinists Jennifer Volby and Anna Andrews, play in concert Photo credit: Leslie Plesser