Cash Gifts & Volunteering

Chair Society

Join the SFO Chair Society!

Choose your favorite instrument and support the Seattle Festival Orchestra!

For the first time, through a charitable gift to SFO, you can sponsor the chair of your choice (provided it’s available) for the current season at the following levels:

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Podium: $1,500

  • Your name and photo in the concert programs as a podium sponsor

  • Enjoy a private lunch with the Musical Director!

Guest Artist: $1,000

  • Your name and photo in the concert programs as a guest artist sponsor

  • Meet with our guest artists before concerts!

Concertmaster Chair: $500

  • Your name in the concert programs as the concertmaster sponsor

  • Meet the concertmaster before concerts and receive a personal thank you!

Principal Chair: $200

  • Your name in the concert programs as the sponsor of the principal chair of your choice

Section Chair: $100

  • Your name in the concert programs as a sponsor of a section chair
    (an especially meaningful way to honor a friend or family member who plays in the SFO!)

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How this works:

As a Chair Society member, your name will appear in each program next to the chair that you sponsor. The name you use can be yours or that of your family, friend, or business; it can even be in honor of a music lover or musician in your life! You will also receive the SFO musicians’ undying gratitude for the support you provide that makes our concerts possible, as well as that of your fellow patrons in the audiences.

Your membership is in effect for the duration of the season and is renewable annually if you so choose. There may be multiple Chair Society members at the Podium, Guest Artist and Section Chair levels, but there will be only one sponsor for the Concertmaster Chair and each Principal Chair. Please be aware that over the course of the season, Principal Chair positions may be filled by more than one individual musician as a result of changes in orchestra make up from concert to concert.

All chair society donations are used for SFO’s general operating expenses.

Thank you for supporting your friendly orchestra!

Your generous donations help to ensure we can continue to thrive and provide quality music to our community!

To sponsor a chair, or for more information:

Please contact us at chair-society@seattlefestivalorchestra.org.