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Why you should support the CSO

We rely on the generosity of individuals, businesses, foundations, and government entities to achieve our mission. Ticket sales cover less than fifty percent of our operating budget, which means we can't continue to enrich the lives of our community and educate our youth without your support.

We belive a world-class city deserves a world-class orchestra, and we're proud to be one of Charleston's key cultural — and educational — treasures. In addition to providing audiences of all ages with world-class artistic performances and bringing internationally renowned artists to the Lowcountry, we also connect with more than 18,000 students each year through educational programs and outreach initiatives.

Your tax-deductible donation provides critical arts education to thousands of Lowcountry children — and keeps the music playing for audiences of all ages across our region. Thank you for your generous support — and for loving the music as much as we do.

Advertise in Bravo!

An advertisement in our concert program, Bravo!, supports the CSO and highlights your organization by promoting it to a responsive and attentive audience. 20,000 copies of the program book are distributed at 32 concerts throughout the season from September 2016 through April 2017. Thank you for your generous support — and for loving the music as much as we do.

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Individuals: Become a Supporter
Enjoy an array of benefits when you join our growing community.

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Corporations: Sponsor the CSO
Explore ways to sponsor and support the CSO.

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

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To give by phone, please call (843) 723-7528.

Please make checks payable to the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and mail to:

Charleston Symphony Orchestra
Kerri Collins, Director of Development
PO Box 30818
Charleston, SC 29417

For more information, please contact the Development Office at or (843) 723-7528 ext. 115.

Become a Supporter

You already know the feeling. Now, join the growing community of music lovers committed to keeping the music playing — and enjoy an array of supporter-only benefits.

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More Ways to Give

Gifts of stock and appreciated securities

Giving stock or appreciated securities is a tax-wise way to support us. Please advise your broker to contact south state investment services with instructions for the transfer by phone or email. Please notify us prior to any stock transfer so that we can properly identify and acknowledge your gift.

Questions? Please contact Kerri Collins, Director of Development at or (843) 723-7528 ext. 115 or Mitsuko Flynn at or (843) 723-7528 ext. 103.

Brokerage Firm: South State Investment Services
Account Rep: Zach Volousky
Phone: (843) 566-3975
CSO Account Number: 5082-2715
DTC Number: 0075

“Estate gifts and bequests are easy to establish. They have no impact on current cash flow, and it’s simple to add a codicil to a will or trust. We encourage all with a passion for the CSO to establish a living legacy.”

- Roger and Vivian Steel

Planned Gifts

A gift through stocks and securities, via your retirement plan, or as part of a will or living trust benefits you, your loved ones, and the CSO for a lifetime. As a planned gift donor, you become a member of the Crescendo Club and enjoy lower income, estate and capital gains taxes – and have the opportunity to honor a loved one through naming opportunities. Please consult your financial advisor or tax advisor to explore planned giving gifts.

For more information, please contact the Development Office at or (843) 723-7528 ext. 115.

If you're interested, please fill out the housing survey or download our hosting fact sheet. Or email for more info.

Bring the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Into Your Home

Join the many members of the CSO family who already provide housing for visiting guest musicians. Benefits of hosting include:

  • Get to know some of the wonderful musicians that come to Charleston to bring you great music.
  • Host only when it is convenient for you; all you need to provide is a private room.

We're looking for hosts in all areas of greater Charleston.


We understand every company is unique – with different needs. That’s why we created the following benefits and membership levels with you in mind. Should you have something specific in mind, please contact us. We’ll custom build a sponsorship just for you!

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The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc., formed in 1964, supports the efforts of the cso and coordinates all volunteer efforts. To join the league and become a volunteer, visit their website, Questions? Please contact Kerri Collins, Director of Development at or (843) 723-7528 ext. 115.

Host a Musician

Have a guest room? Enjoy well-educated, articulate and musical houseguests from across the country and the world? Then you may just be the perfect host for the CSO’s visiting guest musicians.

Lengths of stay vary from one to five nights. While some hosts offer visiting musicians breakfast, it’s not a must. Use of the kitchen and the refrigerator is welcomed. The CSO provides all transportation.

To apply to become a visiting musician host, please complete our brief online survey. For more information, please contact Tom Joyce, Personnel Manager & Bass Trombone at