Support the SC Philharmonic

Did you know ticket sales only cover 25% of the SC Phil’s revenue? The rest is made from generous donors like YOU!


Annual Fund

The annual fund is the cornerstone of the SC Philharmonic’s fundraising efforts. It provides vital support for every piece of the Philharmonic puzzle - from the concerts on stage, to educational outreach programs in the community, and even the paper in the copier machine. Simply put, your contribution, combined with the support of others, makes music possible in the Midlands. 

  • ANNUAL FUND DONATION: Your gift of any amount – from $1 to $1M will go directly to support the SC Phil’s most critical needs.
  • IRA DISTRIBUTION: Annual withdrawals from traditional retirement accounts are required after age 70.5. By donating this distribution to the SC Phil, you can avoid income tax!
  • SPONSOR A GUEST ARTIST: We've got some amazing talents taking the stage this year!
  • NOTES FOR NOTES: Make a contribution to underwrite the purchase or rental of music for a program.
  • SPONSOR A SC PHIL MUSICIAN: Have a favorite musician in the orchestra? For a contribution of $500 you will be the designated 24/25 sponsor of that musician. 
  • LEAVE A LEGACY: Consider making a lasting impact for generations to come by including the SC Phil in your estate plans.

Please contact Robin Hallyburton, Development Director, for more information 803.771.7937 or



Other Ways to Give

Call the Office


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

Stock Donations


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



If you are at least 70.5 years old, you can make a distribution to the Philharmonic from your IRA without paying income taxes.

By Check


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 1704 Main Street, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29201.

Donation Levels and Perks


Please consider a gift to support the Annual Fund

Renaissance Society - $10,000 +
Post-concert invitation to the Green Room to meet with Maestro Morihiko 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 Masterworks 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.