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Individual Giving

For the past century, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra has been an important part of the fabric of Sioux Falls and beyond. Generations of supporters like you have inspired the orchestra’s performances and continued service to our region. Thank you for your ongoing generosity.

You can make a real and lasting impact on the orchestra’s annual offerings by renewing and increasing your gift to the Annual Fund. Your Annual Fund gift not only supports orchestral performances in the spectacular Mary W. Sommervold Hall, but also supports music education and community building programs.

To enhance the impact of your gift, Rosemarie and Dean Buntrock have offered a fundraising match for all new and increased donations up to $50,000 through June 30, 2023.


Donor level and benefits are based on giving from July 1st – June 30th.

Your gift is tax-deductible and all gifts are acknowledged in the season program book.

Friend: $1 – $249

Champion: $250 – $499

Advocate: $500 – $999

Maestro: $1,000 – $1,499

Virtuoso: $1,500 – $2,499

Aficionado: $2,500 – $4, 999

Golden Baton: $5,000 – $7,499

Benefactor: $7,500 – $9,999

Angel: $10,000+

Benefits include:

Become a Visionary

Become a visionary by making a three year pledge to the SDSO’s Annual Fund. Visionary gifts insure that the Symphony Orchestra will be here for generations to come. Our visionaries receive special recognition in the season program book.

Special Giving Opportunities

Encore Society
Please consider the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra when planning your estate. Our Encore Society is a group of individuals that will leave lasting gifts to the SDSO to ensure generations of audiences to come.

Music Patron
Become a Music Patron by providing funding for a specific piece of music for the symphony. Many pieces of music need to be rented or purchased. These contributions are specially recognized in our concert program.

Special Projects
Do you feel passionate about a specific project? Contact the symphony office to see what opportunities are currently available to fit your giving needs.

Memorial Gifts
The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra honors the family and friends who make memorial gifts in honor of their loved ones. These donations generously ensure a healthy future for the SDSO for generations to come. If you would like to make a gift in honor or memory of someone special in your life, please contact the Symphony Development office at 605-335-7933 ext. 4.

Do you have a good or service that you would like to donate to the symphony? Would you like to volunteer your time? Contact the symphony office to see what opportunities are currently available to fit your giving needs.