Support music that changes lives, and earn exclusive benefits.
From special access to closed rehearsals and cocktail events to even a private chamber music performance, SMCO donors enjoy benefits specific to their level of contribution. Find details on levels of giving here.
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SMCO is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.
SMCO relies on your support in order to:
- Create innovative programming and special initiatives. SMCO's creative performances and programs such as Out Loud! and the International Composition Competition reach hundreds of listeners old and new each season, and continue the evolution of the chamber orchestra genre.
- Compensate musicians what they deserve and bring great guest artists to Seattle. SMCO's stunning, energetic performances are a product of excellent musicians and world-class soloists.
- Fund other essential operating expenses. From rental of concert venue and rehearsal space to printing costs and advertising, each concert involves a variety of expenses.
- Keep ticket prices low. Making performances as accessible as possible to Seattle audiences of all ages and backgrounds is at the core of SMCO's mission.
ADVERTISING AND CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP
Access a rapidly growing audience. Earn exclusive benefits.
As performances at the Chapel Performance Space became consistently sold out, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra moved to the larger First Free Methodist Church as its regular orchestra venue in 2015. SMCO's audience is rapidly expanding and has a diverse makeup of demographics . Specific data is available upon request.
SMCO is looking for organizations to advertise in our program book. SMCO program advertising is highly affordable and provides great value of access to the consumer. For rates, sizes, and more information, contact us here.
SMCO is looking for corporate sponsorship at the season and individual concert level. Let SMCO's diverse and wide-ranging program content tell the story of your brand. Small arts organizations like SMCO are part of the essential backbone of the arts' contribution to the economic vitality and quality of life in our community. Sponsoring a concert of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra not only provides important visibility and positioning for your organization, it earns exclusive benefits for your corporation and its members, as seen below. The contribution of services and various in-kind support is also highly valuable to SMCO. For more information, contact us here.
Rewards for corporate sponsorship
- At the Season Sponsor level, acknowledgement on all publicity throughout the season, such as posters, SMCO print advertising, direct mail, e-blasts, and on the SMCO website front page. Additional acknowledgement in all SMCO season program books and on printed tickets, and special announcements from the stage at SMCO performances.
- At the Concert Sponsor level, acknowledgement on all publicity dedicated to the individual performance chosen, such as posters, SMCO print advertising, direct mail, e-blasts, on the SMCO website front page and Event page listing. Additional acknowledgement in the program book of the specific performance chosen.
- Invitations to attend select SMCO rehearsals. All SMCO rehearsals are closed to the public.
- Invitations to attend special events hosted by the Music Director and guest artists.
- Opportunities for discounted advertising in SMCO program books.
Join the team.
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra depends on the support of volunteers to ensure concerts run smoothly, from ticketing to ushering and stage set-up. For more information, contact us here.
SMCO would like to thank the following for their generous support.
Benefactor Circle: $10,000 and up
Andrea Wilson and Chris Larson
Patron Circle: $5,000-$9,999
Associate Circle: $2,500-$4,999
Nesholm Family Foundation
Marcia Johnson and Barry Margolese
Rodrigo Lopez and Alejandra Jimenez
Principal Circle: $1,000-$2,499
Office of Arts and Culture Seattle
Jim and Mariette O’Donnell
Robert and Glynn Page
Bill and Polly Strouse
Leader Circle: $750-$999
Dan and Cathy Lungren
Robert and Gladys Koch
Affiliate Circle: $500-$749
Linda Deright and Bob Simeone
Jeremy and Kristine Downs
Mike Pope and Sarah Devine
Stacy Logan Rudolph
Presenter Circle: $300-$499
Barbara Bushnell and Jack Lane
Carol Kinney and Doug Lofstrom
Donna Moss Thomas
Matthew Wu and Julia Tai
Advocate Circle: $100-$299
David Allison and Carey Ross
Edward and Pamela Bridge
Richard Hafner and Patricia Silverman
Rafael Howell-Flores and Kimberly Espinoza
Kirk Victor Johnson
Stephen and Carol Koehler
Michael Lucke and Carrie Whitman-Lucke
Eva and Heikki Mannisto
Deborah McClain and Linda Henson
McKinstry Charitable Foundation
Robert and Marilyn Mason
Daniel and Debra Nelson
Katherine and Evie Smith
Alex Slover and Ursula Sahagian Mills
Megumi Sumitani and Joji Minatogawa
Ron Wilson and Judy Hentz
Supporter Circle: $50-$99
Tina Blade and Mark Hoffman
Meg and Ron LoDolce
Kevin and Liz Nooney
Daniel Wilson and Jacob Mans
Friends Circle: Under $50
Michael Robert Broschat