South Carolina Philharmonic

Support Us



Why give?

For starters, one concert alone costs an average of $50,000 to put on stage! Our budget was $1 million in 2012/2013. Here’s why your support is critical:
  • That season, ticket sales accounted for 25% of our budget.
  • Sponsorships accounted for 18% of our budget.
  • Grants and government support accounted for 14% of our budget.
That leaves 43% of our mission unfunded. But your support can help:
  • foster the musical talent of the next generation, by supporting the 200 young instrumentalists in our Youth Orchestras program,
  • introduce classical music to more than 5,000 students in grades K-6 from across the state,
  • and partner the SCP with area non-profits like Harvest Hope, BigBrothers BigSisters, and the Humane Society to raise awareness and support for their causes, further improving quality of life for us all.

There’s public value beyond putting entertaining and exciting professional concerts on stage each season. So maybe the question should really be,

Why NOT give?

Donate to the Annual Fund today. Your gift is fully tax-deductible. You may also explore other giving options, like our sustaining endowment or through your estate planning, both of which leave a legacy for years to come.

Click on the links to learn more, or call 803.771.7937 to speak with a member of the SCP development team.