Ticket sales cover about 25% of the ASO’s expenses. Contributions through annual giving, sponsors for concerts and guest artists, funds raised through special events, and grants from governments, foundations, and corporations provide over 75% of the Symphony’s annual revenue.

Donations may be tax deductible as the IRS classifies the ASOas a charitable 501(c)(3) organization. If you wish to donate today via credit or debit card, please click on the button below.


The ASO also welcomes your contribution by check. Please mail your contribution to:
700 N Fairfax Street, Suite 501, Alexandria, VA  22314.

Gifting Shares of Stock

The ASO welcomes gifts of securities as contributions. If you are planning to make a gift of stock to the ASO near the end of the calendar year, please do so as soon as you are able. It may take a week or more from the time of your request to transfer your stock donation between brokers.
To initiate a stock transfer, please call 703-548-0885 or email Sydney Watson at

Giving Through Your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)

As many ASO patrons know, reaching age 70-1/2 is a milestone when individuals may contribute up to $100,000 each year in charitable contributions directly from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and avoid paying taxes on those contributions, even if they do not itemize their tax deductions. If you have reached the age where you must take minimum required distributions (which varies, but is currently 73), any direct contribution to the ASO can offset that requirement, allowing you to avoid taxes on that portion of your RMD, even if you do not itemize your donations. This qualified charitable distribution avoids taxes that you would have otherwise owed on an IRA distribution, but funds must be paid directly from your IRA to the ASO or another qualified nonprofit. If married, each spouse can contribute up to $100,000 each year, for a total of $200,000. Your tax advisor can counsel you on whether a qualified charitable distribution is right for you.

Additional Options for Giving

Many ASO patrons now find it convenient to donate through a donor-advised fund. If this is your preferred method to support the symphony, we welcome these contributions. For more information, please contact Sydney Watson at

Alexandria Symphony is a 501c3 charitable organization.  All gifts to the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra are tax deductible as allowed by law. Federal Tax ID is 54-0805937.


Whether you a long-time supporter making an annual gift, or a local business seeking worthy nonprofits in Northern Virginia to support, we invite you to browse the additional information available through the following links:


Suzanne S. Brock
Concerto Foundation
Nancy Davenport
National Endowment for the Arts – Art Works
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Rea Charitable Trust
Simpson Commercial Real Estate
Virginia Commission for the Arts
George and Patti White

CONDUCTOR CIRCLE ($10,000-$19,999)

Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Linda Bunce
Connection Newspapers
Goodwin Living

McEnearney Associates Realtors, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Gant Redmon
David W. and Melynda Dovel Wilcox
Mrs. Robert Wineland

PLATINUM CIRCLE ($5,000-$9,999)

Sally Guy and Thomas Brown
Miriam & David Browning
Carolyn Fuller
Judy Grey
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hayes
Lee and John Klousia
Kositzka, Wicks & Company
Lois Herr Family Fund
Harriett Glover McCune

Christine and Frank Purcell
Anne and Steve Reed
Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria
Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc.
Walmart Foundation
Dennis A. and Julia M. Watkins
The Zebra Press

GOLDEN CIRCLE ($2,500-$4,999)

Becky and George Bostick
Ronal Butler and Martha Lloyd
Charles Delmar Foundation
Gerry and Diana Dreo
CAPT Fred S. Dunning, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Freeman and Heather Jelks
David Johnson and Scarlett Swan
The KBR Foundation

Lucy Thomson and Arthur E. Peabody Jr.
Anne Best Rector and Timothy Allen
Renner & Company, CPA PC
Rotary Club of Alexandria
H. Arthur Sauer
Col. and Mrs. Richard G. Toye
Virginia American Water
Nancy Ziegler