Be Part of The Music

Your support is vital to the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra’s mission to share the experience of great music. The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Gifts are tax deductible.

Benefits 2021/2022 Season

Conductor’s Circle

Gold Baton $5,000 and above

All previous benefits, plus:
• 6 Season Subscriptions
• Opportunity to sponsor a “Symphony” as part of a Masterworks performance
• Opportunity to sponsor the RSO Conductor’s Podium

Maestro’s Circle $2,500-4,999

All previous benefits, plus:
• 6 Season Subscriptions
• Opportunity to sponsor an “Overture”
• Opportunity to sponsor a Musician’s Chairs


Artist’s Circle

Benefactor $1,500-2,499

Previous benefits, plus:
• 4 Season Subscriptions
• Opportunity to sponsor a Guest Artist

Donor $500-1,499

Previous benefits, plus:
• 2 Season Subscriptions
• Invitations to dress rehearsals


Musician’s Circle

Supporting Patron $250-499

Previous benefits, plus:
• 1 Season Subscription

Sustaining Patron $100-249

Previous benefits, plus:
• ​10% discount on select concert tickets

Friend $50-99

• Recognition in concert programs and website
• Advanced purchase information
• Invitations to Patron Events

Ways To Give


Give your gift online now and enjoy the perks of joining the Ridgewood Symphony family. It’s a secure, fast, and easy way to support music and music education. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.


Giving stock or appreciated securities is a tax-wise way to support us. Please advise your broker to contact the Ridgewood Symphony with instructions for the transfer by phone or email.


Make a gift after your lifetime through your will or trust.  This can be a fixed dollar amount, a specific asset, or a percentage of your estate.


This can be the most heavily taxed asset in many estates.  Choosing this as your gift, might leave your less tax-burdened assets to your loved ones.


Contributing property after your lifetime or when it is no longer needed can be a game-changing gift.

Legal name for estate planning: Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra
Tax ID: 23-7049195


Trusts can combine flexible benefits including a generous income, tax benefits and a powerful gift to the Ridgewood Symphony.


There are multiple ways your corporation can give to the RSO. Ask your company about matching funds or granting programs.


The Ridgewood Symphony is able to bring the gift and joy of music into the lives of many, thanks to our musicians and supporters. For 80 years the Ridgewood Symphony has been able to give the gift of music to thousands of people. By contributing to our endowment, your gift will continue your legacy. Each gift made to the endowment continues to support Ridgewood Symphony and the lives of new generations.

You are the RSO

Become a Patron

Donate Now

By Mail

Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 176
Ridgewood, NJ 07451

Make Payable to:
Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra

Or Call (201) 345-3059 to discuss your gift.


RSO Patrons

Conductor’s Circle

Maestro’s Circle

Chantal Cannon
Brian J. Heidtke Foundation
Holy Name Medical Center Foundation, Inc.

Artist’s Circle


David A. Ackerman
Robert Ames
Chantal Cannon
The Charles and Marilyn Clark Charitable Fund
Edmund and Brenda Moderacki
Rotary Club of Ridgewood


Ernest Barbaris
Karen Braverman
Chuck and Lyda Dye
Elaine and Lawrence Friendlander
Dr.Knarig Khatchadurian-Meyer and Dr. Ralph C. Meyer
Manny and Janet Sosinsky
Herbert and Ellen Steiner
Alexander and Nina Yagupsky

Musician’s Circle

Supporting Patrons

James and Margie Jordan
Harold and Kathleen Sylvester

Sustaining Patrons

Richard and Janet Ames
Brad and Pamela Ashe
James and Sally Brandes
Richard Colten
Jeannine and Fred Feinstein
Eva and George Gerliczy
Carol and Bracco Ghazey
Ellen Hill and Peter Hartmann
James W. Killian
Noritoshi and Noriko Kubo
Nathan and Karen Little
Sheila Lu
Lynn and Richard Lynch
Betsy and David Nussenbaum
Jerome and Helene Rubin
Deborah Thompson
Georgina Wandelmaier
John Workman


Richard and Sandra Alpern
Elizabeth Buffington
Egon and Joan Fromm
Susan Nashel