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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
Evanston Community Foundation
Evanston Cultural Arts Fund
First Bank & Trust of Evanston
Generations Fund
Google Foundation
Illinois Arts Council
Kiwanis Club of Evanston
Koi Restaurant
The Merion
Northern Trust
Pfizer Foundation
The Presbyterian Homes
USG Corporation Foundation
Woman’s Club of Evanston

In-kind business support

Coldwell Banker
The Homestead Hotel
Innovative Design & Graphics
Marcello’s Catering
The Presbyterian Homes
Preston’s Flowers & Gifts


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..



Audio Consultants


Dr. Sanfor Barr, D.D.S.

Caliber Home Loans

Chicago Philharmonic

Chicago Strings

First Bank & Trust

Good's of Evanston

Luther Village

Marcello's Catering/ Father and Son

The Merion

Musical Offering

Music Institute of Chicago


North Shore Choral Society

On Your Feet Foundation

Presbyterian Homes

Preston's Flowers & Gifts

Romano Brothers

Seman Violins


Strike 2 Photography