Your Pasadena Symphony and POPS is a 96-year-old community treasure. Together, we’ve put Pasadena on the map as a first-rate cultural resource, and have raised the bar on how an orchestra can be woven into the fabric of a community. We deliver an inclusive vision of music that is accessible to all. From inspiring concerts that ignite the feeling of being alive, and connected to the world around you, to our vital music education programs –  our mission is grounded in the belief that music is essential and every child should have access to music education.

Funding artistic excellence on the concert stage and high impact educational programs that the community deserves is an expensive endeavor requiring significant philanthropic support. Did you know that ticket sales to all of our concerts cover just 52% of our program costs? That’s right, 48% of our operating budget, including our concerts and music education programs come directly from tax-deductible donations from supporters just like you.

The Annual Fund Campaign of the Pasadena Symphony and POPS runs from October 1 to September 30. Your donations support the organization’s annual musical performancescommunity engagement efforts and music education programs. Thank you for considering making a donation to the Annual Fund Campaign to keep the musical momentum building!  We need your support each year to keep the music alive and thriving. Give today!

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

Pasadena Symphony Association
150 S. Los Robles Ave, Suite 460
Pasadena, CA  91101

Checks may be made payable to the Pasadena Symphony Association.

Donating dollars today to reach our annual financial goals supports our efforts to continue to offer the high-quality performances and music education programs that you’ve come to expect with the sterling musicians you love.

Gifts of $100 or more made prior to the publication of a program book will be recognized in print.


In lieu of flowers, Drew’s family is kindly requesting that donations be made in Drew’s memory to the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras (PYSO) of the Pasadena Symphony Association.

Conductor’s Circle

Conductor’s Circle members are Pasadena Symphony donors who contribute $2,000 and above annually and Pasadena POPS donors who contribute $1,500 and above annually. These exclusive donors enjoy benefits as important supporters of the Pasadena Symphony Association. Benefits of Conductor’s Circle membership are below. Plus, your annual donation goes a long way towards furthering our mission of providing concerts of the highest quality, engaging our community through music and offering education programming for local students.

Become a Conductor’s Circle Member Today!

  • Parking at Pasadena Symphony and Pops.
  • Invitation to post-concert receptions at the Pasadena Symphony and the Pasadena POPS with opportunities to meet and greet with guest artists.
  • Discounts and exclusive offers through Pasadena Symphony and Pops merchant partners.
  • Listing in the Pasadena Symphony and POPS program book.
  • Full tax benefit on charitable gift.

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

  •  Invitation to select VIP events.
  •  Discounts and exclusive offers through Pasadena Symphony and POPS merchant partners.
  •  Prominent listing in the Pasadena Symphony and POPS program book.
  •  An original Founding Sustaining Member lapel pin.

Gifts to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS can be made in honor of or in memory of a loved one. This is a wonderful way to express your appreciation for someone and your shared love of music. The recipient of an in honor of or in memory of gift will receive a handwritten note informing them of your gift as well as being recognized in a special section in both the Pasadena Symphony and Pasadena POPS program books for one year of the gift.

Pasadena Symphony Association accepts the transfer of stocks as an avenue to make a charitable donation. You can download Stock transfer instructions here. Please notify Development Associate Kevin Batton  at of your transfer for record-keeping purposes.

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.

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!

Pasadena Symphony Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – tax identification number 95-6002375.