Annual Fund

Did you know that fundraising is responsible for 68% of the SC Philharmonic’s total budget?

And, the Annual Fund is the cornerstone of these 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.

Every donation matters – from $5 to $50,000!

The pandemic has affected everyone, and the SC Philharmonic is no exception. We are determined to keep the music alive, our talented musicians employed, and provide you the music you love. From virtual performances in mental health hospitals, on-line Youth Orchestra rehearsals, and socially distanced concerts at the Koger, Saluda Shoals, and other locations – we are adjusting to the current climate and look forward to performing for you again.

Please consider supporting the SC Phil with a gift. If you have questions about giving, please contact Robin Hallyburton Development Director at or 803.771.7937.



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 ½ 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 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.