$65,000 $73,000 Matching Gift Challenge

We are committed to you and to our community.

When we cannot be together in the concert hall, or at a performance with our friends and family, we go back to our core values and commitments.

We are committed to supporting the musicians, patrons, educators, and staff who make up our Philharmonic family.

We are committed to educating young people through music education and music appreciation programs.

And, for over 56 years, the SC Philharmonic has remained committed to enriching the lives of people in our community through music – whether in the auditorium, in the hospital, on the street, or via live-stream - wherever we need to be.

On March 14th we adapted our concert to be a free, live stream performance so music lovers throughout the country and world could enjoy our concert in the safety and comfort of their homes. From Columbia to Kenya, people watched the SC Philharmonic perform via live-stream, and plans are already underway for future free, live-streamed performances, for all to enjoy.

To provide the SC Philharmonic with the financial footing to serve our community with performances like this, two SC Philharmonic Board Members established a $65,000 matching gift challenge.

Since this match was originally established, additional Philharmonic friends stepped up to show their support making the $65,000 match a $73,000 match!

This generous match will help close the $160,000 shortfall we have incurred this year and ensure that we will continue to provide our community with music and education programs.

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Other Ways to Give


Call the Office

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We are more than happy to process your gift over the phone. Please contact us at 803-771-7937. 

Stock Donations

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Gifts of appreciated stock are easily transferable and count as a tax-deductible gift. 

IRA

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If you are at least 70 ½ years old, you can make a distribution to the Philharmonic from your IRA without paying income taxes.

By Check

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Good, old fashioned mailed checks are always an option and just as fun for us to open when the mail comes. Please mail checks to 500 Taylor St #300, Columbia, SC 29201.

Donation Levels and Perks

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Please consider a gift to support the Annual Fund

Renaissance Society - $10,000 +
Post-concert invitation to the Green Room to meet with Maestro Nakahara and evening’s guest artist, plus
benefits listed below.

Gold Baton Club - $5,000 - $9,999
Private reception before one Master Series concert for you, your guest and 10 couples, including 20 concert
tickets (upon request) plus benefits listed below.

Silver Baton Club - $2,500 - $4,999
Subscription to Symphony, the bi-monthly magazine of the American Symphony Orchestra League and free
valet parking plus benefits listed below.

Bronze Baton Club - $1,000 - $2,499
Membership in the Conductor’s Cabinet, the SC Philharmonic’s most exclusive patron club where you will be invited to VIP receptions throughout the season plus benefits listed below.

Concertmaster Club - $500 - $999
Invitation to donor room for refreshments during intermission at Master Series concert plus benefits listed below.

Proscenium Club - $250 - $499
Invitation to concert receptions, backstage tour & open rehearsal plus benefits listed below.

Podium Club - $100 - $249
Priority seating and recognition in the Masterworks program book.

Associate Club - $50 - $99
Recognition in the Masterworks Program book.

Stream our Live Concert 

As our community comes together in this time of crisis, the South Carolina Philharmonic is proud to share performances to provide strength, comfort, and unity. We are glad we are able to share our performance of Phenoms & Schumann for free to our community and beyond during this time of uncertainty.

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