Founders Club & Music Director’s Circle

Founders Club and Music Director's Circle members demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to advancing the orchestral music art form by supporting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's four strategic priorities: Cultural & Artistic Excellence, Pre-professional Training & Development, Community Outreach & Education, and Innovation Platforms & Arts Leadership. In recognition of their generosity, these donors enjoy unique, behind-the-scenes experiences with TSO musicians and leadership.

Founders Club ($100,000+)

The Founders Club is a visionary new patrons' group at the TSO. Through their philanthropic leadership, Founders Club members make it possible for the TSO to reminagine what an orchestra can be within its communities, now and in the exciting years to come.

The leadership support of the Founders Club comprises three levels of giving:

  • $100,000–$299,000
  • $300,000–$999,999
  • $1,000,000+

In acknowledgement of the extraordinary commitment and generosity of Founders Club members, the TSO is pleased to offer highly customized and meaningful benefits including:

  • Concierge ticketing services
  • Invitations to exclusive events and priceless experiences
  • Opportunities for premium recognition

Music Director’s Circle ($20,000–$99,999)

The Music Director's Circle is composed of generous donors who express their passion and support for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra by making significant annual contributions to the TSO's operations.

Music Director's Circle members have an opportunity to align their gift with a strategic priority that is personally meaningful. Opportunities vary according to the level of giving and may include supporting one or more of the following: the appearance of a guest musician or guest conductor, a TSO performance of their choice, the position of a Toronto Symphony Orchestra member, or the participation of young musicians in the tuition-free TSYO. 

The thoughtful support of the Music Director's Circle comprises two levels of giving:

  • $20,000–$49,999
  • $50,000–$99,999

In recognition of their important contribution, Music Director's Circle members receive a number of tailored benefits—in addition to those enjoyed by the Maestro's Club—including:

  • The opportunity to attend a rehearsal followed by a backstage meet-and-greet
  • Invitations to special events with the TSO Music Director, guest artists, visiting orchestras, and TSO musicians
  • The opportunity to meet personally with the musicians and artists who benefit from your gift
  • Access to the Maestro's Club Lounge for all TSO and Roy Thomson Hall performances
  • Recognition in TSO publications
  • And other customized opportunities

Music Director’s Circle and Founders Club members are also entitled to all Maestro’s Club benefits.

For more information or further assistance, please contact:

Peter Hussell, Vice-President, Development

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