PCMS is a flexible, creative organization that is highly responsive to our sponsors, audiences, and community. A founding Kimmel Center Resident Company, we are known for artistic excellence, accessibility, high-quality service, sound management, and balanced budgets.

Sponsorship is an outstanding value: for all tax-deductible donations, you receive broad exposure, free tickets, and association with a highly-regarded organization that enriches the cultural life and prestige of this city.

Sponsorship options include the following:

Endowed Named Funds

Only investment income from your generous gift is spent each year in support of the artists' fees for the series or concerts of your choice. The principal is never spent, and the fund is named for you, or in honor or memory of a loved one, in perpetuity. Donors are invited to select named concert(s) each season.

PCMS Permanently Endowed Funds

Renewable Designated Funds

The investment income and the principal of these gifts are spent over a period of years to support specific concerts or programs. The fund may be named, directed, and renewed as the donor wishes.

Designated Funds

  • Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Fund for Education Programming
  • Julian & Lois Brodsky Chamber Music Series
  • Samuel S. Fels Woodwind Fund
  • Jerry & Bernice Rubenstein Emerging Artist Fund
  • Robert Capanna Memorial Fund
  • William Hollis Memorial Young Artist Fund
  • Donald & Dorothy Kardon Chamber Music Series
  • Susan Giesecke Bloom & A. Charles Winkelman Artist Debut Series
  • Laurie Wagman Century Series, in memory of Irvin J. Borowsky
  • Early Music Fund
  • Vocal Series Fund
  • BalletX Fund, created by Vincent Tsesng & Geoffrey Mainland, Pauline Candaux & Sol Katz, Maude de Schauensee, and Peggy Wachs

2023-2024 Season Sponsorships

PCMS is supported by many individuals, foundations, and corporate sponsors in the Philadelphia region. We are grateful to all whose leadership gifts make our concerts and educational programs possible, and we extend special thanks to the following friends for their generous season support:

  • William Penn Foundation
  • Presser Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Connelly Foundation
  • Jacobs Music Master Class
  • Vincent Tseng & Geoffrey Mainland
  • Grant Greapentrog
  • Jeffrey Hough
  • Kenneth Hutchins
  • Dilys Winegrad, in memory of Saul Winegrad
  • Mark & Vivian Greenberg, in honor of Ann Hobson Pilot
  • Musical Fund Society Series, Concerts for the Community
  • Susan Giesecke Bloom & A. Charles Winkelman, MD, livestream series support
  • Dot & Rick Nelson, livestream series support
  • Sid Kaplan, livestream series support, composer commission

Funding Your Sponsorship

Each PCMS concert typically requires a subsidy of $7,500 or more. All gifts are tax-deductible, and PCMS acknowledges its sponsors each year in its printed program and on its website.

Since investment income only is used for permanent endowments (usually a 5% draw), gifts of $150,000 or more—which can be donated in stages over 3-5 years—provide the income necessary for an ongoing, annual concert sponsorship.

Concert series endowments generally range between $500,000 and $2 million. All investment income over the amount of the annual draw is reinvested into the Fund to build it for the future.

Renewable designated funds can be established with gifts of $30,000 or more. PCMS will use a portion of the principal, plus investment income, over several years until the fund is expended—or until it is renewed.

Single concert sponsorships are available for contributions of $7,500, and individual education program sponsorships for $1,500.

For More Information:

Patricia Manley, Advancement Director
215-569-8587 or email: pmanley@pcmsconcerts.org

Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA  19102