Contributed revenue accounts for over 75% of the ASO’s annual income, through annual fund appeals, concert and guest artists sponsors, special event fundraisers, and grants from foundations and corporations.


Options for Year-end Giving

As many Alexandria Symphony Orchestra patrons know, reaching age 70-1/2 is that milestone when individuals are required to withdraw a certain minimum amount from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Philanthropically-inclined savers who are age 70-1/2 or older can satisfy that requirement and get a tax benefit at the same time by transferring up to $100,000 from their traditional IRAs to a charity, says Joan M. Renner, CPA, CGMA, Shareholder, Renner and Company, CPA, P.C. This “qualified charitable distribution” avoids taxes that you would have otherwise owed on an IRA distribution, but the funds must be paid directly from your IRA to a qualified charity. A married couple can each contribute up to $100,000, for a total of $200,000. Contact your tax advisor to see if a qualified charitable distribution is a strategy that you should consider.

Gifting Shares of Stock

If you are planning to make a gift of appreciated stock to the ASO, please do so as soon as you are able. It may take a week or more from the time of your request to our receiving your stock donation. It will be helpful to the ASO office staff and for your own record-keeping to have these transfers completed in a timely fashion before year-end.

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 information below and the additional information available through the following links:

We accept IRA rollover gifts in support of the ASO.  Please contact your IRA administrator and request a direct distribution to the ASO by December 31, 2020, using our name (Alexandria Symphony Orchestra), address (700 N Fairfax Street, suite 501, Alexandria VA 22314) and Federal Tax ID (54-0805937).


Suzanne S. Brock
Linda Bunce
Concerto Foundation
Harriett Glover McCune
National Endowment for the Arts – Art Works
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Rea Charitable Trust
Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts
Simpson Commercial Real Estate
Virginia Commission for the Arts
Williams Whittle Associates Inc.

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

Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Ronal Butler and Martha Lloyd
Connection Newspapers

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

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

Whit & Angela Ayres
Sally Guy and Thomas Brown
Miriam & David Browning
Nancy Davenport
Carolyn Fuller
Judy Grey
Lee and John Klousia
Kositzka, and Wicks & Company

Lois Herr Family Fund
Lucy Thomson and Arthur E. Peabody Jr.
Christine and Frank Purcell
Clyde Gary Sydow
Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria
Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc.
The Zebra Press

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

Becky and George Bostick
Evalyn Carter
Mollie Danforth and Steve Colangelo
Charles Delmar Foundation
Gerry and Diana Dreo
CAPT Fred S. Dunning, Jr., USN (Ret.)
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hayes
David Johnson and Scarlett Swan
The KBR Foundation
Anne Best Rector and Timothy Allen

Renner & Company CPA PC
Mrs. Carlyle C. Ring
Rotary Club of Alexandria
H. Arthur Sauer
Becky and Jerry Siegel
Susan and Keith Stalder
Col. and Mrs. Richard G. Toye
Jeanne E. Warner
Dennis A. and Julia M. Watkins
George and Patti White