The Fresno Philharmonic thrives because of the generosity of the community we serve.  Your support is crucial to our continued success.  Because ticket sales only cover a fraction of our concert costs, your tax deductible gift to the Fresno Philharmonic Annual Fund will ensure our artistic vitality and help us bring high quality music education experiences to students throughout the Central Valley.


Gifts to the Fresno Philharmonic Annual Fund of $50 or more are listed in our season program book.



The Fresno Philharmonic introduced the Encore Society to honor and recognize individuals who provide support for the Fresno Philharmonic through their estate planning. Ways in which to become a member include making bequests in a will, gift of a life insurance policy; Charitable Remainder Trust; Charitable Lead Trust; remainder interest in a residence; and naming the Fresno Philharmonic as a beneficiary on an IRA, CD, savings account or retirement plan.

Though benefits vary depending on the plan you choose, many planned giving options share these features:

  • An immediate federal income tax deduction for all, or a portion, of the value of the gift.
  • Elimination of capital gains tax at the time of the transfer if the asset is in the form of securities or real estate that have appreciated in value.
  • Increased financial security for you or your heirs while providing meaningful support for the Fresno Philharmonic.
  • Income for life paid to you and/or another beneficiary, such as your spouse or another family member.
  • Increased income if a gift is made to a life-income plan that produces a higher yield than the donated asset, which is often the case with securities.
  • The Fresno Philharmonic can work with your financial or tax advisor to find ways to give that are right for you.

For further information, please contact Executive Director Stephen Wilson at 559/261-0611 ext. 616 or



The Fresno Philharmonic will work with your business to provide
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Our corporate partners are local industry leaders who believe in the importance of music and music education, who recognize the role the Fresno Philharmonic plays in the quality of life in our Central Valley region.

To learn more about Fresno Philharmonic sponsorship opportunities, please contact Executive Director Stephen Wilson at 559/261-0611 ext. 616 or 



The Fresno Philharmonic is grateful to the following foundations for their generous investment, making it possible for us to provide a wide range of concert series, educational programs, and community outreach activities.  Through their philanthropic support, each funder plays a vital role in maintaining the orchestra’s artistic excellence and organizational strength:

  • Daniel R. Martin Family Foundation
  • Leon S. Peters Foundation
  • Bonner Family Foundation
  • The Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
  • Lyles Foundation
  • Clovis Community Foundation
  • The Bertha and John Garabedian Foundation
  • The William David and Mary Walker Phillips Foundation
  • The Radin Foundation

If you are interested in supporting the Fresno Philharmonic through your organization, please contact development manager Annie Schmidt at 559/261-0611 ext. 614 or