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Individual Support

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The ESO has a variety of giving opportunities that fit your giving needs and address your philanthropic goals. Click here to see ‘Ways to Give’. We thank everyone who supports the Evanston Symphony Orchestra. Private donations make up as much as 40% of our operating income. We acknowledge all individual donations in our subscription concert program books.

Business and Foundation support

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra values the foundations and businesses that support it. We are grateful to those that support us in various ways. We work closely with businesses to ensure that their business and marketing needs are addressed, while helping us with costs of putting on concerts and extending our outreach programs. We appreciate the support from foundations for general operating support and specific outreach projects.

Current business and foundation support

Amazon Smile
Bennison’s Bakery
Tom and Cathy Carr
Elizabeth Cheney Foundation
Evanston Community Foundation
Evanston Cultural Arts Fund
First Bank & Trust/Byline Bank
Generations Fund
Google Foundation
Hagerty Consulting
Illinois Arts Council
Little Beans Café
Kiwanis Club of Evanston
Mabadi Group
The Merion
North End Mother’s Association
Northwestern University
USG Corporation Foundation
Westminster Place
WW Grainger Foundation

In-kind business support

Christopher Duquet Fine Jewelry
Kelly Brest van Kempen
The Homestead Hotel
Innovative Design & Graphics
Marcello’s Catering
Music Institute of Chicago
Preston’s Flowers & Gifts
Westminster Place


Thank you!

Gifts to the Evanston Symphony Orchestra help keep classical music alive in our community. The ESO relies on the support of corporations, foundations and individuals like you for its success. Ticket sales and advertising revenues cover about half of our operating budget. Your gift supports our concerts, community outreach and music education.

Advertising support

The Evanston Symphony relies on our program book advertisers for financial support. It’s also a great way to reach our unique audience with your advertising message. To advertise, contact our General Manager at Program book ad specifications can be found here.

Please support our advertisers who invest their time and money in supporting the ESO. Thank you. The advertisers below have bought a half page or larger ad.

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Dr. Sanford Barr, D.D.S.


First Bank & Trust

Good’s of Evanston

The Homestead

William Harris Lee & Company

Mabadi Group

Main Dempster Mile

Marcello’s Catering/Father and Son

The Merion

North Shore Choral Society

On Your Feet Foundation

Preston’s Flowers & Gifts

Romano Brothers

Seman Violins



Westminster Place

Winning Smile Dental Group