Ways to Give

The South Bend Symphony Orchestra (SBSO) is the cornerstone of the region’s performing arts institutions and exists to educate, inspire, and entertain our community through the performance of live symphonic music.

Every gift to the SBSO ensures that our vibrant education and community engagement programs and live concerts remain accessible to everyone. Your contribution directly impacts our music-making today and secures our legacy for generations to come.

Please make payable to South Bend Symphony Orchestra and mail to:

127 N. Michigan St.
South Bend, Indiana 46601

Donate here or call 574-232-6343


Join The Metronome Club. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) makes giving easy and convenient. Your gift is deducted monthly. Enroll online, by phone, or mail!

Gifts of appreciated stock may offer significant tax advantages. Gifts of long-term appreciated stocks are generally deductible at market value, regardless of what the donor paid for them, and capital gains taxes are avoided through such a gift. Donors who do not itemize may also realize tax savings by gifting long-term appreciated assets.

To transfer stock to the South Bend Symphony via DTC:

  • DTC#0793
  • South Bend Symphony Orchestra Stifel-Nicolaus Account #60130539

Transfer instructions must include donor’s name and address.

Please contact Barb Henry at 574-232-6343 bhenry@southbendsymphony.org when you initiate the stock transfer. This will help ensure prompt and accurate credit of your gift.

Your gift to the SBSO could have twice the impact!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs for employees, spouses, and retirees.

Please check with your company’s Human Resources department to see if your employer offers a matching gift program. If your gift is eligible to be matched:

  • Obtain a matching gift form or web address your HR department
  • Complete the form and mail it to the Symphony with your donation. If registering your matching gift online, email the matching confirmation number to bhenry@southbendsymphony.org
  • The SBSO will verify your request and your company will send the matching gift.

The Symphony’s Tax ID is #35-6042189

Memorials & tributes are a meaningful way to honor a friend or family member, which grows through contributions of friends and family invited to build upon your contribution in lieu of flowers.

Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift Today

Dr. Hames was the founding Music Director and Conductor of the South Bend Symphony from 1932 until his retirement in 1972. The Edwyn H. Hames Society has been established to recognize and honor those who wish to follow his leadership by remembering the South Bend Symphony Orchestra Association and ensuring its artistic greatness in perpetuity. There are numerous ways to support the SBSO through planned giving, including Charitable Bequests in Your Will or Trust, Retirement Plans, Endowments, Charitable Lead Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and Life Insurance.

Sponsoring a concert series, a single concert, an education outreach program, or underwriting an event is a great way to support the South Bend Symphony’s artistic programming and production. Sponsorship also includes promotional benefits, entertainment benefits (like complimentary premium seats and meet & greet opportunities with the conductor, guest artists, and musicians), along with discounted ticket prices for all your employees.

For information regarding sponsorship, please contact Anne McGraw at (574) 232-6343 or amcgraw@southbendsymphony.org.

View Our Full List of Sponsors

For more information about supporting the South Bend Symphony, please contact the SBSO office by phone at 574-232-6343 or email.

This year because of the Covid-19 emergency, the federal government approved legislation called the CARES Act. This means that a charitable deduction is unlimited for your 2020 tax returns. If you don’t itemize, you can take up to a $300 deduction for cash gifts to public charities.


Full Calendar

Bach’s Concerto for Oboe D’Amore and more

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Clyne & Haydn

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Beethoven’s 8th

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Gift of Music Gala

How about a little Beethoven poolside? Or on the front porch?

The annual Gift of Music gala benefit ultimately became “Gala-to-Go” when the pandemic forced the cancellation of the August 28 event. Maestro Alastair Willis and South Bend Symphony Orchestra members and staff enjoyed bringing a musical surprise and party essentials to several sponsors. Over $120,000 was contributed in support of the ongoing work of the SBSO. The concert is silent for now, but the music plays on!

Save the date June 5, 2021, for the 25th annual celebration at the Palais Royale.

THANK YOU to our generous 2020 Gift of Music “Gala-to-Go” donors:

Presenting Sponsors

  • Jack and Yuko Champaigne

Diamond Sponsor

  • Indiana Trust Wealth Management

Platinum Sponsor

  • University of Notre Dame

Gold Sponsors

  • Shamaila and Bilal Ansari, MD
  • Linda and Bruce Bancroft
  • Susan and Carl Bossung/Senior1 Care
  • Crowe LLP
  • Linda and Bipin Doshi
  • General Stamping & Metalworks
  • Dr. Walter and Maura Halloran
  • Drs. Holly Hake Harris and James Harris
  • Pat and Bob Kill
  • Chris and Carmi Murphy
  • Notre Dame Federal Credit Union
  • Cristyne and James Porile, MD
  • Mitzi B. Sabato and David M. Sabato, MD
  • Cari and Barry Shein
  • Ron Montandon and Dennis Slade /The Beiger Mansion
  • Kathleen and David Sparks

Table Hosts

  • Louise and Stephen Anella
  • Donna Lamberti
  • Joan and Yatish Joshi


  • Beacon Health System
  • Harriet Hamer, MD, and Abram Bergen
  • Suzanne Cole
  • Kitty Rose and Ed Everett
  • Kyle Everett
  • Catherine and John Hiler
  • Susan Shields
  • Debbie and Dan Smogor
  • Katie and Brad Toothaker