Donate Now

The Glens Falls Symphony accepts and appreciates donations of any size. All donations will be recognized with a letter of receipt and acknowledgment. No donation is too small, but space in our printed program is limited; therefore we publicly recognize donations in the following categories:

Friend: $50-124

Sustaining: $125-249

Donor: $250-499

Patron; $500-999

Benefactor: $1,000-1,999

Conductor’s Circle: Individual $1,000-$3,499

Conductor’s Circle: Couple $2,000-$3,499

Conductor’s Circle Premiere: $3,500+

Adopt a Musician

You’ll feel closer to the Symphony when you adopt a musician chair. As an adopter, your name appears in each concert program on a musician seating chart linking you with your adoptee. The adopted musician receives a letter notifying him/her of your adoption and is encouraged to write you a note of thanks. You are welcome to meet your musician, too. Adoptions span the Symphony season from June 1 to May 31.

Adoptions are available at the following levels:

Section Musician: $275

Assistant Principal: $325

Principal Chair: $525

Assistant Concert Master: $525

Concert Master: $800

Conductor: $2,500

If you are interested, please contact the Symphony office to find out which chairs are still available!

Conductor’s Circle

The Conductor’s Circle includes the Symphony’s top echelon of supporters. Members pledge to make an annual contribution of $1,000 per individual and $2,000 per couple to belong to this supportive circle of friends. Members who contribute over $3,500 within a single tax year will be listed under our “Conductor’s Circle – Premiere” category.  Though donations are often made in accordance with the tax year, Conductor’s Circle membership spans the Symphony’s fiscal year from June 1 to May 31.

Membership comes with privileges which include:

  • Invitation to “Life of a Musician” cocktail party: This exclusive party is held at the home of a Symphony patron and presided over by Maestro Peltz. After a brief private concert, given by a selected Symphony musician, guests enjoy a conversation between the Maestro and the musician about life as a musician, followed by questions from the audience. The event features fabulous light refreshments and an open bar. It is a unique opportunity for donors to get “up close and personal” with the musicians of the Symphony.
  • Enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of other music-loving supporters at our Conductor’s Circle Salon parties, held two or three times a year.
  • Special opportunities and events with Maestro Peltz, Symphony Musicians & Guest Artists.
  • Each member is listed in our season program book.

All donations made during the Symphony season may add up to your Conductor’s Circle pledge amount. These include but are not limited to: general donations, fall and spring appeal donations, musician chair adoptions and donations to the Symphony Children’s Chorus.

Polly Beeman Legacy Society

Sustaining the Music. Securing the Future.

The Polly Beeman Legacy Society is a forward-thinking group of Symphony supporters who have declared their intent to remember the Symphony through a will, trust, or other planned gift. The Society provides a way for the Symphony to recognize and thank these donors during their lifetimes and ensure that their wishes are correctly understood and documented. It was named for one of Glens Falls’ strongest supporters of the arts, whose many generous gifts helped build a secure foundation for the future growth of the Glens Falls Symphony.

To be part of the Polly Beeman Legacy Society, there’s no need to make a gift to the Symphony now. You only need to let us know of your plans so that we can honor you with membership. To declare your intent or get more information, call the Symphony office at 518-793-1348.

Let’s pump up the volume!

The Crescendo Party Project is a fun and unusual initiative designed to energize and broaden the fundraising base of the Glens Falls Symphony. And the key is you!

We are asking supporters like to host a small party to raise money for the Symphony. Here’s how it works: The host (You!) invites at least 8 guests or more to enjoy a party at their home – cocktails, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Each guest agrees ahead of time to contribute a suggested donations of $25 or more to the Symphony. The Symphony office can provide specially designed invitations and response cards with matching envelopes.

As the number of parties grow, so does the volume of support.
Before you know it, we’ll reach a fortissimo of fun. And more importantly, we’ll help secure the future of one of our community’s greatest treasures. Please help us by creating these delightful get-togethers in support of the Glens Falls Symphony.

To arrange a party, email patronservices@gfso.org, or call the Symphony office at 518-793-1348.