Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is a community of committed, generous donors who make a critical impact on the SLSO. As our closest circle of supporters they are instrumental in providing the resources necessary to sustain a world-class orchestra, and also in promoting the SLSO’s vital impact throughout the region.

The SLSO is pleased to honor the vision of friends like you who invest in the orchestra’s artistic, community and education programs, with annual gifts of $1,500 or more.

Your Leadership Circle gift makes a pivotal difference in fulfillng the SLSO's mission of enriching lives through the power of music. Joining is easy. Simply make a gift of $1,500 or more during the fiscal year (September 1 - August 31) 

Levels of Support and Benefits

($1,500 to $2,999)* all Friends of the SLSO benefits plus

  • Six complimentary parking coupons
  • Donor listing in Playbill and on Wall of Honor
  • Whitaker Room admission
  • Annual Meeting invitation
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Powell Hall 
  • Special event invitations
  • Opportunity to join SLSO on tour

($3,000 to $4,999)* all of the above plus

  • Complimentary valet parking (or six parking coupons)†
  • Box office concierge service/complimentary ticket exchange

($5,000 to $9,999)* all of the above plus

  • Private salon concert invitations

($10,000 to $24,999)* all of the above plus

  • Concert underwriter for one performance
  • Exclusive dinners with SLSO leadership

Philanthropic gifts at the President's level ($25,000 and above) are given special recognition. For more information, please contact Betsy Malinak at 314-286-4151.

* Tax laws may require you to reduce the deductible amount of your contribution to the extent of benefits accepted.
† Based on availability

Founders Society

The SLSO established the Founders Society to honor and recognize our most generous benefactors for cumulative gifts to the Annual Campaign, Endowment Trust, galas and special projects, as well as ticket purchases, totaling $100,000 or more.

Founders Society members receive special recognition on a Wall of Honor at Powell Hall, in Playbill and other publications.