Donor Benefits

The National Philharmonic relies on the generosity of its donors to continue bringing excellent orchestral and choral music to our region. Over 60% of our budget comes from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government funding sources. Your personal contribution is critical to our continued success. Please see the giving levels listed below and make your Annual Fund contribution. Your gift makes a significant impact, and we thank you for choosing to support the National Philharmonic!

At each level, benefits at all lower levels are included. For more information about your donor benefits, and customized benefits for gifts over $7,500, please contact the Development Office at or call (301) 493-9283 x111.

Friend – $125 to $249

  • Invitation to National Philharmonic’s annual electoral meeting
  • “Strathmore Passport” including exclusive offerings from Strathmore Partners
  • Invitation to Member events
  • Listing in National Philharmonic programs
  • Advance season notification prior to general public

Fellow – $250 to $499

  • Invitation to exclusive Season Opening Reception
  • Access to “Behind the Scenes” blog

Contributor – $500 to $999

  • Invitations to National Philharmonic “Meet the Artists/Musicians” reception opportunities
  • One-time only guest pass to the Music Center at Strathmore’s Comcast Lounge
  • Listing on the Donor Wall at the Music Center at Strathmore

Patron Circle – $1,000 to $2,499

  • Access to the Music Center at Strathmore’s Comcast Lounge at all National Philharmonic performances
  • *NEW Encore Hour available in the Lounge for selected concerts

Sustainer Circle – $2,500 to $4,999

  • All-Access Pass to dress rehearsals (RSVP required to – some exclusions may apply)

Benefactor Circle – $5,000 to $7,499

  • Invitations to exclusive major donor events
  • Post-concert backstage access to meet Guest Artists