You’re the magic behind the music
“Whatever greatness The Cleveland Orchestra has achieved is because of all the people here in this community who believe in what the power of music can do.” —Franz Welser Möst, Music Director
Your support makes a difference in our community
The Cleveland Orchestra is a non-profit organization that relies on donor support to share powerful performances, enriching education programs, and enduring community partnerships with music lovers across Northeast Ohio and around the world. Donor support is vital to the music.
Powerful, world-class performances
Your support sustains the artistry of America’s finest orchestra, sends us on tour to represent Northeast Ohio on the world stage, and attracts world-renowned guest artists to Severance and Blossom Music Center.
Bringing the joy of music to young people
Your support brings more young people to Severance to experience the Orchestra, enables more children in our community to make music, and sustains programs like the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Youth Chorus.
Uniting our community through music
Music offers boundless opportunities for uniting a diverse community like Cleveland’s. At Severance and Blossom, your support unites friends, families, and perfect strangers to enjoy music together year-round.
Your Gift In Action
- 50% Music and Musicians: The extraordinary artists that power the concerts you love, and vital education programs enjoyed by fans of all ages
- 16% Concert Production: It takes a village to get concerts up and running smoothly year-round.
- 5% Concert Promotion: Boosts ticket sales so everyone can know about the extraordinary music happening year-round.
- 5% Facilities: Keep Severance and Blossom in top shape so everyone has a wonderful experience at every concert.
- 7% Funding: Mobilizing support from all across the community to keep the orchestra strong.
- 17% Administrative: The Orchestra would be nowhere without the whole team that works behind the scenes to serve you.
- 29% Contributions from generous music lovers like you!
- 32% Ticket sales, concert fees, and venue rentals all go back into making more beautiful music.
- 19% Endowment draw, drawing on the generosity of people like you who gave in the past, leaving a powerful legacy for strong music today.
- 20% Campaign and special fundraising.