Annual Fund Campaign

Annual Fund Campaign 2016-2017

Pasadena Symphony and POPS begun its 2016-2017  Annual Fund Campaign on October 1, 2016. The funds raised support the organization’s musical performances, community engagement efforts and music education programs. We hope you’ll consider donating to the Annual Fund Campaign and keep the momentum building! The Pasadena Symphony and POPS is your music organization, a cultural icon here in the community, and we need your support to keep the music alive and thriving. Give today!


Make a donation on our secured website by clicking the button below or, if you prefer to mail your contribution, please send your check or money order to:

Pasadena Symphony Association
2 North Lake Avenue, Ste 1080
Pasadena, CA  91101

Checks may be made payable to the Pasadena Symphony Association.

Donating dollars today to support the Pasadena Symphony and POPS to reach its annual fundraising goal to continue to offer the high-quality performances and music education programs that you’ve come to expect! Gifts of $100 or more made in the 12 months prior to the publication of a program book will be recognized in print.

On behalf of everyone at the Pasadena Symphony and POPS, thank you for your support!

Donor Opportunities

Sustaining Member
– Sign-up to donate monthly starting as low as $20 a month and become a sustaining member of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS. With you donation, you can help support the music you love! Become one of the first 250 donors to join as a Sustaining Member in 2015 and automatically receive Founding Sustaining Member status! SusButton

Conductor’s Circle Membership – A donation of $2,000 and above gets you into the Conductor’s Circle, an exclusive musical membership with lots of perks! CCButton

Leadership Circle Gifts – Donors who contribute $5,000 and above set a sterling example as Pasadena Symphony and POPS Leadership Donors. Making a one-time leadership gift or joining our Diamond, Emerald or Platinum Circle programs shows to the world that you’re committed to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS and the power of great music in your community.


Individual Concert Underwriting – All Pasadena Symphony and POPS concerts, including the spring concert of the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, are available for Individual Concert Underwriting. This new donor program is designed to engaged new or increased donations, and includes a host of exciting benefits including name recognition in the title box of the chosen underwritten concert. Individual concert underwriter gifts begin at a minimum of $10,000. Please contact Scott Vandrick, Chief Development Officer, for more information at (626) 793-7172, Ext 45.LeadButton
Corporate Sponsorship and Institutional Partners
– Corporations who align their brand with the Pasadena Symphony and POPS are provided amazing sponsorship benefits along with the satisfaction of supporting one of the premiere cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley. We are also so grateful to the many foundation and government partners who have joined the Pasadena Symphony and POPS in our work to enrich the cultural vitality of the region.


Planned Giving – Providing a legacy gift to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS is a lasting way to keep your name and passion thriving in a community that you love. Considering to include Pasadena Symphony and POPS in your will or living trust is a deeply personal choice, and we can offer tools to help get the most out of your decision for you and you loved ones


Other Ways to Give

Tribute Gifts – You can share your love and passion for music by honoring someone in recognition of a significant occasion or memorializing a loved one or friend with a tribute gift to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS. We’ll let them know that you’ve made a gift in their honor or memory by mailing a handwritten Pasadena Symphony and POPS acknowledgement card.

  • Acknowledgement of the gift is sent to the donor.
  • Notification of a gift received (with any special message), along with the donor’s name, is sent to the person or persons being honored.
  • Notification of a gift received (with any special message), along with the donor’s name, is sent to the family of the individual being memorialized.
  • Those being honored or memorialized are respectfully recognized in the Pasadena Symphony and POPS program.


Gifts of Stock – A gift of appreciated securities, including stocks and bonds is easy and may provide a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash. Please consult your tax advisor to determine how a gift of securities may benefit the Pasadena Symphony Association, you and your family. Call Scott Vandrick, Chief Development Officer, at (626) 793-7172, Ext., 45 to discover more about making a gift of stock.

Corporate Gift Match – Did you know that many companies offer their employees a matching gift program to encourage them to be active in their communities? Some companies offer as much as 100% of your gift in a matching gift of their own. That’s right! If you donate $100, $200 or $500 your company may also donate $100, $200 or $500, doubling your gift! Contact your company’s HR department today and discover how you might be able to stretch your generosity.

Naming Opportunities – Pasadena Symphony and POPS also offers wonderful naming opportunities including contributing toward an orchestra chair or being a presenting donor of one or more of our concerts in a series, all the way up to naming the Pasadena POPS summer stage at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Gardens. Call Scott Vandrick, Chief Development Officer, at (626) 793-7172, Ext., 45 to discover more of naming opportunities.

vro_logo_webVroman’s Gives Back Program – Sign up for the “Vroman’s Gives Back Program,” select Pasadena Symphony & POPS, and Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena will direct a portion of your purchases to our organization. Visit Vroman’s at 695 E. Colorado Blvd., visit their website, or call (626) 449-5320 for more information. There is a one-time sign-up process.

Be sure to mention the Vroman’s Gives Back program when you shop!