Support Us

When you support the Symphony, you support our community!

Over the past four decades, the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra has grown into a nationally-recognized orchestra, attracting acclaim from audiences and artists alike. Support from our community sustains our artistic excellence and keeps the music playing, so we can continue to perform music of all ages to inspire audiences of all ages throughout Whatcom County.

Ways to Give

Donate to the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra Today

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on donations of all sizes from supporters like you to keep the music going for generations to come.
Thank you.


Attending an upcoming concert?

Place a donation in the remit envelope enclosed in your concert program and drop the envelope in the mail.

Make a planned gift

Support the Symphony for generations to come and make philanthropic giving a lifelong commitment. Planned gifts include a bequest in a will or trust, a beneficiary designation from retirement or life insurance accounts, appreciated assets, and real estate or personal property gifts. Financial incentives may apply. For more information about planned giving and our Legacy Society, please contact the Symphony Office.

Make an Honor or Memorial gift

Honor a loved one or respected colleague with a thoughtful gift while helping to bring the gift of music to our community.

Chair Underwriting

Chair Underwriters are instrumental in sustaining the organization, making an initial 3-year commitment to honor a member of the orchestra.

Make a gift of stock

Donating stock may enable you to increase your gift to the Symphony while realizing added tax benefits. Check with your broker or tax advisor to determine if a stock donation makes sense for you.

Make a gift from your IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 1/2 years or older and required to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), you can directly transfer all or part of your RMD from your IRA retirement as a gift to the Symphony (up to $100,000 annually) with no taxable income on the transfer.

A tablescape at a past BSO development event

Interested in giving? We’ll help you take it from here!

Call (360) 756-6752 to speak to someone about making a gift today!

The BSO is registered with WA State’s Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting