Your Gift Makes a Difference
The Florida Orchestra relies on individual donations to the Annual Fund to fulfill our mission to inspire, educate and entertain. Each gift supports the music you hear, the artistic quality you experience and enriches the cultural landscape of Tampa Bay.
Subscriptions and tickets sales only provide for 40% of the revenue needed to support the orchestra; therefore, Annual Fund support is essential to ensure our long-term operation. By establishing a tradition of annual giving, you can have pride in knowing your gift has helped to secure The Florida Orchestra’s position as a leading cultural institution and valued asset in the community.
To learn more about supporting your Florida Orchestra, click one of the links below or contact the Development Department at 727.892.3331. For information on our Music for Life Campaign, click here.
In 2012, The Florida Orchestra launched the Music for Life Campaign to enable us to expand our audiences, present innovative, engaging programming, provide affordable, flexible ticket options, continue important collaborations and become financially stronger and more sustainable.
Annual Fund: Supporting our ongoing operations
Artistic Initiative Fund: Funding for innovation and expansion
Endowment: Creating the financial foundation for the future
With some of the finest artistic leaders in the country, exciting new partnerships, engaging youth programs and five consecutive years of series expansions, we are truly one of the nation’s most vibrant orchestras. With your support, we are transforming how we serve the Tampa Bay area.
Annual Fund support ensures the continued success of the orchestra’s artistic, educational and community programs – in short, it’s our most vital resource. Friends of The Florida Orchestra are an important part of our orchestra family, and we invite you to become one today.
Donor - $1-$249
Supporter - $250 - $499
Contributor - $500 - $999
Patron $1,000 - $1,499
Sustainer $1,500 - $2,499
*Donations at the Supporter level and above are recognized in The Florida Orchestra Program.
Patrons who give at one of the Amadeus Society levels not only receive the satisfaction of supporting the orchestra, they also have access to experiences which create a closer link and better understanding of the organization.
Bronze - $2,500 - $4,999
Silver - $5,000 - $9,999
Gold - $10,000 - $24,999
Platinum - $25,000 - $49,000
Diamond - $50,000 and Above
2013/14 Amadeus Society Events (all levels)
Intimate Performances for Outstanding Donors…
Each donor within the Amadeus Society giving levels will receive an invitation for two to attend special events throughout the season. The events feature a unique performance by a guest artist with a private reception, and offer guests the opportunity to meet musicians and socialize with other orchestra enthusiasts.
Choose one of the following two events featuring our own Florida Orchestra Musicians:
Wednesday January 22, 2014 – Clay Ellerbroek, Flute
Club at Treasure Island – St. Petersburg
Wednesday, February 12, 2013 – Lucas Guideri, violin
Countryside Country Club – Clearwater
Final Amadeus Event of the Season:
Thursday, April 3, 2013 – Dave Bennett, clarinet
Renaissance Vinoy Hotel and Resort – St. Petersburg
Musician Sponsorship (Gold Level Patrons and above)
The Musician Sponsorship Program provides donors at the Amadeus Gold Level and above the opportunity to develop a closer relationship with an orchestra musician. Since the program’s inception in 2008, musicians and patrons alike have found Musician Sponsorship to be a rewarding way to share the bond of music.
Each donor is paired with a musician of their choice for one season. To aid the donor and musician in becoming acquainted, an initial meeting is set up by staff, leaving other meetings to be determined individually. Additionally, sponsored musicians are invited to attend Amadeus Society events to sit with their donors. The orchestra also hosts an annual reception for all sponsored musicians and their donors.
This unique opportunity to learn more about our orchestra musicians and their various interests is something only The Florida Orchestra can provide. Please contact our development department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 727.362.5421, for more information on this opportunity to support the Annual Fund.