What is the Annual Fund?
Ticket revenue only covers about 33% of TFO’s costs, so we depend on generosity of our community to support everything we do – from Masterworks in the concert halls to free Pops in the Park to Teaching Artists in schools.
We work tirelessly to make live music accessible for everyone. Your Annual support makes a direct impact on The Florida Orchestra’s mission to build our Tampa Bay community through the transformative power of music, now and for generations to come.
Did you know?
There are virtuosos among us! TFO is made up of 67 full-time professional musicians who live in Tampa Bay, led by internationally acclaimed Music Director Michael Francis.
TFO plays more than 130 concerts in 20 venues each season across Tampa Bay.
More than 80,000 people attended TFO events last season at little or no cost to them. Through our Classical Kids program, kids and teens ages 5-18 get in free to all Tampa Bay Times Masterworks concerts.
TFO’s Youth Concerts bring students to concerts we create specifically them, many of them attending for the first time.
TFO is always introducing new programs! Last season’s new Health & Wellness Series brought the healing power of music directly to people who needed it most.
How can I support the Annual Fund?
You can make a direct impact on the Orchestra’s impression in the Tampa Bay area through musical performances, community engagement programs, and much more.
Click here to donate now.
More ways to give!
Monthly giving is the sustainable way to support the music you love! Our Encore program is an easy and simple way to give by credit or debit card each monthly.
Your charitable donation matters. Donors aged 70 ½ and older can instruct their IRA administrators to make a distribution directly to The Florida Orchestra; IRA distributions made to charitable institutions are not be treated as taxable income.
Interested in making a gift of stocks? Some donors choose to support the orchestra by transferring securities rather than making a direct contribution of cash.
For more information, please contact Josh Thornton, Annual Fund Manager, by phone at 727.362.5423.
Donor Levels & Benefits
Supporter — Gifts of $250–$499
Benefits include: Recognition in The Florida Orchestra’s house program book+
Contributor — Gifts of $500-$999
Benefits listed above, plus: Two complimentary tickets for select Masterworks, Pops, or Rock concerts
Patron — Gifts of $1,000-$1,499
Benefits listed above, plus: Reserved VIP seating for two at select Pops in the Park concerts*
Sustainer — Gifts of $1,500-$2,499
Benefits listed above, plus: Invitation for two to attend an Open Rehearsal*
Bronze — Gifts of $2,500-$4,999
Benefits list above, plus: Year-long membership in the Amadeus Society, which includes an invitation for two to exclusive events featuring a TFO soloist, chamber group, or renowned guest artist. For more information regarding our Amadeus Society, please click here.
*Prior registration required
+Subject to TFO print deadlines
For information regarding additional donor benefit levels, please contact Dr. Betsy Walch, Director of Annual Giving at 727.362.5425 or email@example.com.