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Become a Crescendo Member

A Donor-funded initiative strategically aligning giving commitments with the multi-year artistic vision of Artistic & Music Director Maestro Nir Kabaretti.

Become a Founding Crescendo Member by making a pledge of support to reinforce the financial foundation of the Symphony’s strategic 5-Year Artistic and Operational Framework, designed to propel the organization to new artistic heights and deepened community impact, paired with long-range financial stability.

“This feels like a new beginning for the Symphony and our community. With the outpouring of support from our visionary donors, patrons and partners, I’m thrilled to have for the first time a multi-year framework that allows us to invite artists and create programming that would never be possible when only looking year to year.”
– Nir Kabaretti

Your Crescendo Membership provides a strong and predictable financial structure for Nir Kabaretti and CEO Kathryn R. Martin to seize opportunities that would never be possible within a 12-month window.

Crescendo Membership Benefits include:

  • Gather together with Nir Kabaretti and fellow visionary
    supporters, at Crescendo member-only events in private
    homes and unique locations throughout each season,
    discussing artistic opportunities, meeting guest artists & more
  • Receive a special Crescendo membership pin (gem based
    on Crescendo annual membership level)
  • Receive all other annual benefits determined by your
    annual level of support
  • Special recognition as a Founding Crescendo Member
    forever on our website, video programs, printed concert
    programs, and other donor recognition opportunities
  • Founding Crescendo Membership open until
    June 30, 2021 – join today!

To join Crescendo as a Founding Member, or for more information, please contact Rebecca Rolling at
(805) 898-0107 or

As a visionary supporter you are leading the way.

Creating a predictable and budgetable foundation is the cornerstone of Crescendo, and multi-year artistic plans will be made based upon signed pledge forms.

We invite you to join us as a Crescendo Founding Member by aligning your giving by pledging your support for our 5 year framework.

How to Join:

Share which option you prefer for this 2020/21 Season:

  1. Use your current donation/pledge to count as your Year 1.
  2. Pledge an additional donation, to bring you up to a higher Crescendo Level, help us balance this year’s budget, and receive additional sponsorship acknowledgement for the 2020/21 Season (Year 1 pledges to be paid prior to June 30, 2021).
DEADLINE to join as a Crescendo Founding Member: June 30, 2021

To join Crescendo as a Founding Member, or for more information, please contact Rebecca Rolling at
(805) 898-0107 or

Here are our Crescendo Members to Date!

Our Board of Directors has committed to Crescendo with 100% membership and we are adding new members every day—meaning we will already start each of the next four seasons with $320,000 in committed gifts—a confidence-building position to bring Nir’s artistic vision to life!

Pledges received as of April 9, 2021

Diamond: $100,000

  • Sarah and Roger Chrisman

Ruby: $75,000

Emerald: $50,000

  • Samuel M. and Alene S. Hedgpeth
  • Montecito Bank & Trust

Sapphire: $25,000

  • Dan and Meg Burnham

Opal: $15,000

  • Patricia Gregory for the Baker Foundation
  • Dr. Bob Weinman

Topaz: $10,000

  • Fred & Roxana Anson

Amber: $7,500

Amethyst: $5,000

  • Libby & Stephen Erickson
  • John & Pam Johnston
  • Omega Financial Group
  • Howard Jay Smith & Patricia B. Dixon
  • Barbara Burger & Paul Munch
  • Warren & Marlene Miller

Aquamarine: $2,500

  • Dr. Mashey M. Bernstein, Ph.D
  • Janet A. Garufis
  • Dr. Don & Deana Gilman
  • Renee Grubb
  • Christopher D. Harris
  • Gaia Hubbard & Nir Kabaretti
  • Peter & Kathryn Martin
  • George Konstantinow & Helene Segal
  • Isabelle Meyer Stapf
  • Mary Tonetti Dora
  • Anne Smith Towbes

To join Crescendo as a Founding Member, or for more information, please contact Rebecca Rolling at
(805) 898-0107 or

The Santa Barbara Symphony is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit. Contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes according to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and applicable state law. Please consult your tax advisor.

Federal Tax ID: 95-2104089

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