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The Austin Civic Orchestra has grown over the past 40 years into one of the largest civic orchestras in the country, thanks to the support and dedication of our patrons. Our musicians volunteer their time and talents - in fact, they pay membership dues - in order to be a part of the ACO. 

The Orchestra has many fixed expenses, such as renting performance venues, music, and equipment; storing and transporting equipment; hosting receptions for the public and guest artists; designing, printing, and mailing programs, tickets, and notices; maintaining a web site and mailing lists; and buying insurance.  It costs thousands of dollars to present a concert performance, and ticket sales fund only about 20% of that amount.

Our commitment to keeping ticket prices low has made classical music accessible to central Texas, which is how we want to keep it. Donations by individuals and corporations are vital to the operations of the Austin Civic Orchestra.

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General Donations


The following six levels of general support are available. Donors receive recognition in each program during the season in which the donation was made.

Level Starts at
Standing Ovation $5000  
Encore $2500  
Bravo $1000  
Curtain Call $500  
Take a Bow $250  
Applause $100  
Kudos $10  

Targeted Donations


Targeted donations are donations made to the ACO for specific purposes. To make a targeted donation, merely indicate the area toward which you want your donation to apply. Possible areas include mailing and printing, facility fees, and score purchases.

Corporate Donations


Businesses seeking to sponsor the ACO can join the Corporate Sponsorship program. For a list of suggested areas toward which you can make a corporate contribution, please visit the Sponsors page. In return for your generous contribution, you will receive advertising space in the ACO program, a link to your website on our home page, and your name in many of our e-mails that announce the concerts.

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