Being a donor is the easiest way to make a donation to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. As a donor, it’s entirely up to you how much and how often you donate. Should you opt to make a donation in at least five annual instalments, you will also enjoy certain tax benefits.
Your donation to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra donors’ foundation Stichting Donateurs will allow the orchestra to maintain its position as one of the leading orchestras in the world, contribute to the purchase of new instruments, help support young talent and introduce schoolchildren to classical music and the world of the RCO. Should you elect to make a donation of €5,000 or more, you will automatically become a member of the Golden Guild, a special group of orchestra lovers who enjoy a range of musical privileges.
Individuals planning to donate €1,000 or more annually for five years are admitted to the Golden Guild, an exclusive and welcoming group of orchestra lovers who enjoy a number of select benefits as thanks for their support. Members are given an opportunity to meet the musicians after concerts and are invited to attend special, exclusive performances given by musicians of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Guild members are kept abreast of developments involving the music world and the RCO, and are given priority when purchasing their concert tickets and subscriptions.
A commemorative fund gives you the unique opportunity of personally deciding how your donation is used. You might choose to help purchase a new instrument, encourage young talent or enable children to discover classical music and the world of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. It’s entirely up to you to decide how your donation will be used.
You are also free to decide on a name for your fund. Naturally, you may choose to use your own name, or that of your child or children, a favourite composer, or the purpose for which you have decided to establish the fund. Should you so wish, you may opt to be consulted each year as to how your contribution will be used. We would be more than happy to meet with you privately to discuss all the details.
I am interested in establishing a commemorative fund. Please contact me.
A growing number of music lovers are choosing to include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in their will, the culmination of what is often a deep, lifelong connection with the orchestra. These individuals make up the Crown Guild and enjoy a number of exclusive privileges. The decision they have made ensures the orchestra’s continued existence and represents the passing on of a great musical tradition to coming generations.
You, too, can join the Crown Guild, thereby supporting the musicians of today and tomorrow. You can create opportunities for young talent participating in the orchestra’s Academy. You can enable children to discover classical music. You can facilitate special concerts. And, of course, ensure that the orchestra’s future remains secure.