What Can I Give?


There are a variety of ways to give, at a number of levels. Every contribution ensures that the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra continues to provide the highest level of musical excellence.

Click here for details on HOW to make your donation.

You can carry on the tradition of arts patronage in the following ways:


Each gift is received and recognized with a category of honour within the season it is received (July – June). If the donation occurs late in the season and is not able to recognized, recognition will be moved into the upcoming season.


A regular, predictable source of funds from supporters like you will ensure that the PSO continues to make beautiful music for years to come!

Your monthly gift will make it possible for us to put more of your money into what matters most — the music — all while decreasing fundraising expenses.

Monthly giving is the most convenient way for you to donate. An amount of your choosing will be charged to your credit card, each month. You can change or cancel your commitment at any time.


Donor Category Giving Level (Annual)


Supporter $50 to $99
  • Tax receipt for the value of the gift
  • Name listed in the House Program
  • PSO newsletter
Friend $100 to $199

All benefits of previous level plus:

  • Invitation to the AGM
Patron $200 to $499

All benefits of previous levels plus:

  • Invitation to special events and announcements
Benefactor $500 to $999

All benefits of previous levels plus:

  • Premium subscription seating
Century Club $1,000 to $4999

All benefits of previous levels plus:

  • Opportunity attend a private chamber concert
  • Invitation to private reception with Maestro and soloist
Maestro’s Circle $5,000 and up

All of the above benefits plus:

  • Opportunity to host a private chamber concert
  • Profile in the newsletter and on the website

About the Century Club ($1,000 to $4999)

This new category was developed in 2003 upon the discovery of a photo of an early incarnation of the symphony in 1924. This fascinating piece was originally a production of the famous Roy Studio. It ran in the Peterborough Examiner and the photo and turned up again when the family of one of a previous PSO musicians, Cecil A. Gallagher, left a bequest to the symphony. With a vision for a future of our symphony in a century’s time, the Century Club was created.

Using this intriguing photo (originally shot in the Bradburn Opera House where Peterborough Square is now) courtesy of the Peterborough Centennial Museum and the original owners, the Irwin family, this level of giving has a special emphasis on longevity and an enduring musical legacy.


Donating a gift of securities to the PSO provides significant tax advantages:

  • A tax receipt for the fair market value of the donation in the amount of the closing trading price on the day the PSO receives the security.
  • Your donation is exempt from the capital gains tax that typically applies to the sale of a security.

We have a brokerage account and can work directly with your broker to take advantage of the tax benefits of donating securities. Call Deanna Guttman, PSO Executive Director at 705-742-1992 for more information.

Gifts of securities can also be directed to the PSO through www.linkcharity.ca


Be a part of the Encore Society by remembering the PSO in your will. A bequest to the Symphony is a living legacy that will endure in perpetuity supporting and inspiring talented musicians for generations to come. We have established an endowment fund to ensure a legacy of musical excellence for future generations.

Your planned gift can be made in a number of ways and can be fine-tuned to meet your needs as an individual. Call Deanna Guttman, the PSO Executive Director at 705-742-1992 for more information or to let us know you’ve included the PSO in your will.


There is a lot of activity behind the scenes, from rehearsals to the bustle of our main office on King Street. Equipment and office supplies are welcome, from boxes of plain white paper to shelving to special trolleys for moving music stands.


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