$100,000 Matching Challenge — One day only!

On Wednesday, May 9, your donation to the Seattle Symphony will have DOUBLE the impact thanks to a generous matching challenge from fellow Symphony supporter Lenore Hanauer.

Lenore will match every gift, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 during GiveBIG!

GiveBIG is the Seattle Foundation's one-day online giving event, supporting local nonprofits that make our community a better place to live. By donating to the Seattle Symphony on Wednesday, May 9 you help bring extraordinary music into thousands of people's lives.

Donations made by music lovers like you allow the Seattle Symphony to attract and retain outstanding orchestra musicians, bring world-class conductors and soloists to the stage, and keep ticket prices affordable so more people can share in the joy of symphonic music.

Save the date for GiveBIG on May 9 — one BIG day to support the concerts and musicians you love!

Learn more about GiveBIG and visit our profile page on the Seattle Foundation's website by clicking here.


Many people enjoy Friends of the Symphony donor benefits that provide an opportunity to go behind the scenes and enhance the concert experience. The following are the exclusive benefits we offer to say “Thank You!” to donors:

FRIEND | $100–249
  • Access to the Friends Lounge for complimentary coffee and tea during Seattle Symphony performances
  • Invitations to Open Rehearsals
  • Advance notice of ticket sales and on-sale dates for Seattle Symphony and Live @ Benaroya Hall performances sent to your email
  • Special discounts and offers at select restaurants including The Capital Grille, Heartwood Provisions, RN74 and more!
  • Save 15% on all merchandise at Symphonica, The Symphony Store, excluding sale and featured artist items


In addition to the above:

  • Invitations to Open Rehearsals & Discussions
  • Online access to the NAXOS Music Library of more than one million symphonic recordings
  • Two-for-one Symphony ticket coupon
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting


In addition to the above:

  • Invitation to Meet the Musicians post-concert
  • Coupon for two complimentary Symphony tickets

MUSICIANS CLUB | $1,000–1,999

In addition to the above:

  • Invitations to Onstage Rehearsals
  • Invitation to an in-home recital
  • Listing in the Encore concert program
  • One-time invitation to the Norcliffe Founders Room for concert intermission

CONDUCTORS CLUB | $2,000–3,499

In addition to the above:

  • Additional invitation to the Norcliffe Founders Room

FOUNDERS CIRCLE | $3,500 and above

In addition to the above:

  • Season-long access to the Norcliffe Founders Room during concert intermission for complimentary wine, coffee, tea and chocolates
  • Invitation to a backstage toast
  • Invitation to a season-end celebration with orchestra members

Questions? Contact Donor Relations at friends@seattlesymphony.org or 206.215.4832.

Thank you for your support of the Seattle Symphony!
The Seattle Symphony is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Tax ID# 91-0667412.