Support the Santa Barbara Symphony

Donate to the Santa Barbara Symphony

Support the Music (and the Musicians, Instructors & Staff) You Love — DONATE by June 30th!

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This is an extraordinary time for the Santa Barbara Symphony. While we are reeling from the loss of ticket income and the need for around-the-clock management during a pandemic, your support helps reinforce our indispensable value to all of Santa Barbara and creating foundational support as Education & Artistic Programming go virtual and we make plans for the return of our live performances.

We are grateful to be a part of a community with a history of coming together during times of adversity.

And are so moved by your generous donations ranging from $10–$25,000. In response, a special group of community leaders have joined together with the 100% participation of our Board of Directors and made lead gifts totaling $175,000!

If you can, please join so many others with a gift to the Symphony today.

A special thank you to our lead donors:

  • Dan and Meg Burnham
  • Sarah Chrisman 
  • Brooks and Kate Firestone 
  • Janet Garufis 
  • Patricia Gregory 
  • Daniel and Mandy Hochman 
  • Ann Jackson Family Foundation 
  • Duncan and Suzanne Mellichamp 
  • Sara Miller McCune 
  • Montecito Bank & Trust 
  • Joan Rutkowski 
  • Sonos, Inc. 
  • Anne Towbes

Remember, your contribution may be tax deductible!

Celebrate the special experience of symphonic music with us by becoming a member. Not only will you support magnificent artistic and educational programs, but you will receive fantastic benefits that make your Santa Barbara Symphony experience even more enjoyable.

Donor Benefits

Please see our list of donor benefits by level.

We are so lucky to have such a talented, professional, vibrant group of musicians in our community. Let’s all play our part in supporting the Santa Barbara Symphony.” 
—Anne Towbes

Your Contribution Plays A Very Important Part

At the heart of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s mission lies our goal to be an indispensable partner to our community, providing enrichment through inspiring concerts, music education programs, and access for everyone. Ticket sales and other earned income cover less than 35% of our total operating budget, leaving the remaining gap to be filled by contributions. The Santa Barbara Symphony relies on the generosity of contributors to continue the outstanding quality of performances audiences have come to expect. Your gifts and the generosity of all of our donors make it possible for us to provide you with artistic excellence, educational programs and much more.


More Information

Please contact the Symphony office at 805.898.9386

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.