Chair Sponsorship

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Our wonderful Marin Symphony Orchestra and patrons are the lifeblood of Marin Symphony. The Annual Chair Sponsorship joins them to make your concert experience and support even more meaningful. Starting at the Concertmaster’s Circle level ($2000 gift), your name can be associated with your sponsored musician’s chair for the entire season.

Why Sponsor a Musician?
Participating in the Annual Chair Sponsorship program brings new perspective to the music you love. Whether you have an affinity for a particular instrument or a particular player, you will enjoy a sense of inclusion as you watch and listen to the orchestra and your sponsored musician. Many of our musicians also play a devoted role in the Symphony’s year-round efforts to engage Marin in schools, retirement communities, and public events through outreach and education programs.

Who Can Become a Chair Sponsor?
Individuals who donate $2,000 or more to the Marin Symphony’s Annual Fund are invited to sponsor a musician for the current season, subject to availability, at the following levels:

Section Chair – $2,000 & above
Assistant Principal Chair – $3,500 & above
Principal Chair – $5,000 & above
Concertmaster – $15,000 & above

What Benefits Come With Chair Sponsorship? 
Your name will be featured as the Annual Chair Sponsor in the orchestra roster on our website and in concert program books. The following season, you will have first rights to renew sponsorship of your chair from the previous season.

Contributing at this level grants entrance to the VIP donor receptions during intermission and after the concerts at the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium. If you do not already, be sure to make this opportunity a part of your concert event to mingle with fellow Symphony lovers and orchestra musicians. In addition, Chair Sponsors will receive invitations to informal events throughout the year, providing opportunities for sponsors and musicians to get to know each other.

Can I Still Be a Sponsor if I Can’t Make a $2,000 Donation Today?
The Marin Symphony is committed to making your philanthropic wishes as easy as possible. You can set up a recurring gift, contributing in manageable installments – monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually.

Annual Chair Sponsorship opportunities exist separately from endowed chair sponsorships. If you are interested in endowing a musician’s chair in perpetuity, please contact Nuri Kye, Director of Development, at