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Making a Gift

The Cleveland Orchestra is deeply fortunate to have been supported and nourished by the generous Northeast Ohio community for a century. The Orchestra's family of supporters inspire and fuel the Orchestra’s strong tradition of musical excellence and service to this region. You can become an active part of the local and global community that is helping to secure a strong, vibrant future of musical excellence, music education, and community service for everyone The Cleveland Orchestra reaches by making a donation today. 

We offer a variety of options for supporting your Orchestra:

1. Make a gift today
2. Help sustain the Orchestra each year by becoming an annual supporter
3. Make a longterm commitment 
4. Additional ways to support The Cleveland Orchestra

Make your gift today

Online: Follow this link to Donate Now via our secure website.

Via check: Please complete our downloadable pledge form here and send it with a check made out to The Cleveland Orchestra to the following address:

          The Cleveland Orchestra
          Philanthropy & Advancement
          11001 Euclid Avenue
          Cleveland, OH 44106

Over the phone: Contact Josh Landis, Manager of Individual Giving, at 216-231-7545 to make a gift by credit card. Payment plans are available.

Make a Tribute Gift in honor or memory of a loved one: Commemorate a friend, loved one, or special occasion by contacting Yvette Hanzel  at 216-231-7551 or

Help sustain The Cleveland Orchestra each year by becoming an annual supporter

Unrestricted Annual Support: Your gift goes to the area of greatest need. Click Donate Now and choose "Annual Fund" under "Giving Options."

Education Programming Support: Designate your gift toward supporting the Orchestra's ongoing music education programs. Click Donate Now and choose "Education" under "Giving Options."

Make a longterm commitment to The Cleveland Orchestra

Support the Orchestra with a Legacy commitment: Legacy gifts including charitable gift annuities, life insurance or retirement plan beneficiary designations, and bequests can provide a donor with considerable tax savings while securing future support for the Orchestra. Please follow this link to learn more about Legacy Giving options. Or contact Rachel Lappen at 216-231-8011 or

Additional ways to support The Cleveland Orchestra

Make a gift of stock: Many people choose to contribute to The Cleveland Orchestra by transferring securities rather than making a direct contribution of cash.  By choosing this method of giving, you will not pay any capital gains tax on your gift, and you may be able to claim a Federal income tax deduction based on the full fair market value of the securities on the effective date of your gift.  Follow this link for details and step-by-step instructions.

Support the Orchestra with an IRA distribution: A direct transfer from your IRA to The Cleveland Orchestra can be a great way to make a tax-wise gift. For more details about how to make a charitable distribution from your IRA, please follow this link.


We Are Grateful for Your Support!

No matter how you choose to support The Cleveland Orchestra, you make a direct impact on the Orchestra's ongoing service to Northeast Ohio through musical performances, education programs, and community presentations. Thank you.

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