THE PVS FUND
Your generosity makes an important difference.
Donors like you support nearly one third of the costs of a PVS season!
Your support helps us to:
Premiere new orchestral and choral works
Offer scholarships to talented young musicians
Bring world-class soloists to the Pioneer Valley
Provide a free education program for 1000 local 3rd/4th graders
and so much more!
Your consistent support through automatic monthly gifts help us plan our season with confidence.
The SMART choice:
Set it and forget it! Your onetime transaction will provide consistent monthly support.
Make a bigger impact, without feeling the financial strain of one larger gift.
Automatically renew your gift at the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1).
Reduce the number of appeals you receive, saving the PVS resources.
Touch the lives of audience members and musicians by helping to underwrite our innovative artistic programming and performances.
The best part? You’re in control!
You set the amount you would like to contribute each month, and we’ll do the rest. Your gift will continue to be deducted from your credit card monthly until you decide to cancel it. You can make changes to your gift at any time.
Donations may be made in honor or in memoriam. All donors are listed in the season program book, donors may elect to be recognized anonymously. Conductor’s Circle members may receive invitations to special donor events.
Platinum Baton $10,000 and more
Gold Baton $5,000 – $9,999
Silver Baton $2,500 – $4,999
Bronze Baton $1,000 – $2,499
Music Director $500 – $999
Concertmaster $300 – $499
First Chair $125 – $299
Friend up to $124
LIKE NO OTHER
BY THE NUMBERS
24 VIRTUAL EVENTS
(INCLUDING 3 PREMIERES!)
5 SUMMER SINGALONGS
5 HIDDEN FIGURE LECTURES
5 MUSICAL MOSAIC TALKS
8 SIGNATURE EVENTS
2 EDUCATION CONCERTS
36 GUEST ARTISTS
70 ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
5 VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES
17 MEET & SINGS
26 ORCHESTRA MEET UPS
22 YOUTH REHEARSALS
16 YOUTH VIRTUAL LESSONS
1 LIVE, IN-PERSON CONCERT
2,487 EVENT VIEWS IN
22 STATES & 3 COUNTRIES
83 MUSICIANS & SINGERS
527 PARTICIPATING STUDENTS
34 VOLUNTEERS & STAFF
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT...
This past year has been unspeakably difficult for so many of us, and many are still reeling. “Connections have really been severed,” a PVS musician recently shared with me. What we didn’t realize is how much generosity this shared reality would inspire all around us. At the PVS, we experienced an outpouring of support from guest artists and speakers, musicians, audiences, volunteers, sponsors and donors. Thanks to you, the PVS was able to not only survive the pandemic crisis, but to help our community to thrive.
We found new ways to engage, learn, and support. We explored new digital formats which allowed us to expand our reach, bring in new audiences, and make our events more accessible. We hosted a whopping 24 virtual events, reaching audiences from across the country! We hosted world-renowned and prize-winning composers including Lewis Spratlan and Kareem Roustom, created two unique virtual education programs, and used our platform to catalyze important conversations about diversity and representation in classical music.
We recently hosted our first live music event in more than a year, at a limited-capacity fresh air chamber concert at Black Birch Vineyard in Hatfield, MA. As one audience member put it, this was "a really special night ... seeing friends play together again, seeing friends hanging out with one another again. After the pandemic, this feels like a time of rebirth and renewal ... and I feel really joyful about it." We witnessed the healing and harmony that can be inspired by experiencing music together. Another live event — a unique musical walking tour — is coming up on August 21st at Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, MA.
Planning for the upcoming year is exciting, and challenging, on a new level! There are many wonderful plans in the works: full symphonic concerts and charming chamber programs, familiar concert halls and new venues, virtual presentations and live performances. Concerts will be live recorded with small audiences, and broadcast widely, and we will increase the size of the in-person audience as it becomes safe to do so. This flexibility allows us to bring a diverse season of live classical music back to our region, while attending foremost to the health, comfort, and wellbeing of our musicians and audiences.
We need your support to bring live music back. Your financial contribution enables us to continue creating exciting, illuminating, joyous musical moments. You can make a gift through this page, or by contacting us at or 413-773-3664.
Yours in music,
Kristin Donohue, President
Keep the music playing into the future by including the PVS in your estate plans.
Your planned gift helps ensure that the joy and enrichment we bring to our community will continue for generations to come.
Even a small gift will make a positive difference to the Pioneer Valley Symphony.
There are many ways to remember the PVS in your estate plans. You and your advisor can decide what’s best for you.
For more information about the Da Capo Society contact us at 413-773-3664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETIREMENT & PROFIT SHARING
Designating the Pioneer Valley Symphony as a beneficiary on your retirement or profit-sharing account is a simple way of ensuring that your estate plan includes a gift to support classical music. Plus, IRA charitable rollover contributions to the PVS may provide tax benefits to you! If you are age 72 or older, you can make a qualified charitable distribution directly from your traditional or Roth IRA to the Pioneer Valley Symphony.
DA CAPO SOCIETY
Remembering the PVS in your will, trust or estate plan makes the joy and enrichment of audiences, musicians and students through accessible, live classical music part of your legacy.
To recognize the generosity of individuals who have included the PVS in their estate plans, we have created the Da Capo Society.
Regardless of the amount, your contribution will have an enduring impact on our community. It might endow an education program and touch the lives of thousands of school children, or an orchestral section chair in direct support of our public concerts, or a staff position to inspire creativity and growth.
To determine the best options for you, you should always consult an attorney or other tax professional.
For more information about the ways to give to the PVS, contact us at
413-773-3664 or email@example.com.