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Endowed Chairs Program
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Friends of the CSO

In recognition and appreciation of the CSO and to secure its future, you can make a very special gift to the Endowed Chairs Program. Your gift will be invested by the CSO with other endowment contributions. A percentage of the fund will support Symphony operations.


You may name a chair for a family member, an admired person, an organization or to memorialize a friend or loved one. The name you wish to honor, whether your own or someone else's, will be assigned to the chair and listed in our concert program books.

A chair may be endowed in perpetuity or for a term of 5 or 10 years in accordance with your wishes.
Endowed chairs represent a popular approach to building the CSO endowment fund because gifts are recognized for a specific length of time.
The total amount of a gift may be conveyed to the CSO outright or in installments for a period of one to 5 years. A contribution may be made in cash or securities.

Endowed Chairs In Perpetuity 10 years 5 years
Conductor's Chair $2,500,000 $780,000 $430,000
Concertmaster endowed in perpetuity
Assistant Concertmaster 250,000 55,000 35,000
Principal Player 200,000 45,000 25,000
Section Player 140,000 35,000 20,000

For more information about endowing a chair, please email the CSO development office at or call 508.362.1111, ext. 101.

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