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 2023/2024 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


Jon Anderson
William Bosch
Karen Braverman
Svetlana Bridgwater
Charles & Lyda Dye
Carmen Forte
Lawrence & Elaine Rintel Friedlander
Gregor & Sally Hartmann
Lawrence & Nancy Horowitz
James & Margaret Jordan
Nathan Little
William & Patricia Martin
Douglas Meyer
Dr. Knarig Khatchadurian Meyer & Dr. Ralph C. Meyer
Edmund & Brenda Moderacki
Betsy & David Nussenbaum
Allan Plage
Sue A. Reed
Ilana & Paul Rosenberg
Emanuel & Janet Sosinsky
Herbert & Ellen Steiner
Fawn Wiener

Musician’s Circle

Supporting Patrons

Amy Harrison
Susan Miller
Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Najarian
Manpreet Tyagi

Sustaining Patrons

Richard & Sandra Alpern
Peter Bannon
David Barth
Michael & Margaret Benedetto
Karen Bohn
James & Sally Brandes
Sue Brody
Mary Lou Ciavarra
Rick Eskelsen
Fred & Jeannine Feinstein
Frances M. Freudenrich
Rajinder P. Gandhi
Carol Bracco Ghazey
Ellen Hill & Peter Hartmann
Cecilia Palace-Howell
Noriko Kubo
Shiela X. Lu
David Martin
Thomas Monfried
Craig Morris
Richard Oswald
Jane & Pier Rondin
Jerome Rubin
Rob Rubin
Bill & Carol Rush
Sue Seiden
Eleanor Walsh
Georgina Wandelmaier
Evan Weitz
Robert Whitely
John & Julia Workman
Nina Yagupsky


Albert W. Bey
Charles & Rosemary Brennan
George & Cynthia Hahn
Michael Murphy
Donald & Kathlene Samick
Douglas S. Steen
Debra Simon
Insung Yoon
John Zdanewicz
Richard & Susan Zelman

(Donation period: Jan 2022 to Jan 2023)