As a community-supported organization committed to Reading and the Greater Berks County region, the RSO depends on the generosity of donors who make it possible for us to make meaningful experiences through music. Donating to the Annual Fund provides the RSO with the means to keep the music alive in Reading, PA.

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To make a donation by phone, contact:
610-373-7557, ext. 226


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Donor Levels & Benefits

DONOR LEVELDONATION AMOUNTBravo Playbill RecognitionOpen Rehearsals & MasterclassTwo Youth Orchestra Concert TicketsTwo additional Youth Orchestra Concert TicketsPrivate Reception InvitationVIP Indoor ParkingTwo Classic Series Concert TicketsGold Chair Reception2 New Year's Eve Concert Tickets
Gertrude Sternbergh Society$5,000+
Gold Chair Society$4,000 - $6,000
Diamond Baton Society$2,500 - $3,999
Platinum Baton Society$1,500 - $2,499
Gold Baton Society$1,000 - $1,499
Silver Baton Society$750 - $999
Bronze Baton Society$500 - $749
Concertmaster Patron$250 - 499
Principal PatronUnder $250

Gertrude Sternbergh Society

Andrew Maier and David Thun, Co-Chairmen
The Gertrude Sternbergh Society was formed to honor one of the Reading Symphony’s greatest friends. For more than seventy years Gertrude Sternbergh provided an incomparable range of talents to the organization: as soloist, as community supporter, as board member, and as a financial angel.

We remember her unmatched dedication through this Society, created to provide a bedrock of continuing financial support for her beloved Reading Symphony Orchestra.

For additional information about the Gertrude Sternbergh Society, contact 610-373-7557.

Membership in the Gertrude Sternbergh Society provides membership in the Gold Chair Society as well.

RSO’s Gold Chair Society

The Reading Symphony Orchestra’s Gold Chair program is designed to provide full funding for each of our individual musician chairs for a period of one season. Gold Chairs will be available or renewable annually on a first-come, first-serve basis with renewals granted first choice of chair selection.

Although new to the Reading Symphony, this concept of chair sponsorship has been used successfully by numerous orchestras throughout the United States. In addition to the long term financial benefits, the golden chairs will provide a visual reflection, right on stage, of our community’s support for our wonderful musicians.

Gold Chairs are sold by seat position. Please be aware that over the course of the season, chair positions may be filled by more than one individual musician as a result of changes in orchestra makeup from concert to concert.

Gold Chair sponsorships can be listed in your name, in honor of someone else, or as a memorial. If you would like to be a part of the Gold Chair Society, complete the attached pledge form.

RSO Gold Chair sponsors receive:

  • An invitation to our annual Gold Chair Society reception with the sponsored chairs.
  • A golden lapel pin to wear proudly during RSO performances and events.
  • Highlighted name recognition in all Bravo programs throughout the season.
  • Annual recognition in the RSO News.
  • Notes and updates from the sponsored musician.
  • Seeing your gold chair in use on stage.
  • The satisfaction of knowing that your donation is covering a full season of selected instruments.

Instruments available for sponsorship:

Violin I12
Violin II10
French Horn3

Beethoven Legacy Circle

Beethoven’s life was one of personal tragedy and colossal musical achievement. Because of his profound vision, no composer before or since has exerted greater influence on those who followed. The history of music was forever changed.

For more information on planned-giving to the RSO through the Beethoven Legacy Circle, please contact:

David S. Gross | Executive Director | (610) 373-7557 ext. 226


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