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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

Aon Corporation
Byline Bank
Evanston Cultural Arts Fund
Generations Fund
IBM International
Illinois Arts Council
Kiwanis Club of Evanston
McMaster Carr
The Merion
USG Corporation Foundation
Women's Club of Evanston
WW Grainger Foundation

In-kind business support

Kelly Brest van Kempen
Hyatt House/Chicago Evanston
Innovative Design & Graphics
Music Institute of Chicago
Preston’s Flowers & Gifts


The ESO is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This project is partially supported by a grant from the Evanston Arts Council, an agency supported by the City of Evanston, IACA, and the NEA.

The Evanston Symphony Orchestra Association is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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.



A440 Violin Shop

Avidor Evanston

Baker Demonstration School

Dr. Sanford Barr, D.D.S.


Byline Bank

Downtown Evanston

Evanston Community Foundation

Good’s of Evanston

Hyatt House

William Harris Lee & Company

Marcello’s Catering/Father and Son

The Merion

The Musical Offering

Music Institute of Chicago



North Shore Choral Society

Northwestern Bienen School of Music

Preston’s Flowers & Gifts

Romano Brothers

Seman Violins

Subaru of Evanston

Three Crowns Park

Westminster Place

Winning Smile Dental Group

Woodside Dental