Ways to Give

Make an advanced pledge online.
Print and send in your pledge.
or visit GiveLocal757.org on May 5th and 6th to make your donation!

Help us prove that music matters to all the communities of Hampton Roads by supporting the Virginia Symphony Orchestra during these 24 hours of giving.

12:00 pm, Tuesday, May 5 – 12:00 pm, Wednesday, May 6

 Give Local 757 is an online giving event that provides nonprofits the opportunity to gain exposure to – and start relationships with -- new donors, and for people in our region to come together to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits.

Give Local Frequently Asked Questions

Check back often for prize and/or event updates!

Don’t Miss the Match!

For every $1 given, a special friend of the VSO will give an additional $2! This means that your gift of $25 will be worth $75 to the Symphony, so please give as generously as you can.

Help Us Win Prizes!

Several prizes are available throughout the day, but to make the most of your gift, please consider the following:

The Bank of America 757 Community Challenge Prize, $5,000—The winning nonprofit must receive at least one donation from each of the cities and counties in the Hampton Roads MSA (excluding North Carolina), consisting of the following cities and counties:
Gloucester County; Isle of Wight County; James City County; Mathews County; York County; City of Chesapeake; City of Hampton; City of Newport News; City of Norfolk; City of Poquoson; City of Portsmouth; City of Suffolk; City of Virginia Beach; and City of Williamsburg. 

Langley Federal Credit Union 1st Place Prize, $2,500—The nonprofit with the highest number of unique donations.*
*A unique gift is one donation to one organization by one donor.

Golden Ticket, $1,000—One donor will be randomly selected to receive a donation in their name to the nonprofit of their choice.

The O'Connell/Fendrick/Johnson Group Early Bird Prize, $500—The first 4 nonprofits that reach $1,500 in donations will win $500 each.

Social Media Photo Contest, $500—One person who posts a photo with the #givelocal757 hashtag will be randomly selected to receive a $500 donation in their name to the nonprofit of their choice.

Leader Board Prizes—$500 each
The Bay Port Credit Union First Donation—First nonprofit to receive a donation.
Lunch Time Prize—Highest number of donations between 12–1 pm on May 5.
The 7:57 PM Prize—Nonprofit that receives a donation closest to 7:57 PM.
757th Donation—Nonprofit that receives the 757th donation.
The Midnight Hour Prize—Nonprofit that receives the donation closest to midnight.
The 7:57 AM Prize—Nonprofit that receives a donation closest to 7:57 AM
Morning Commute—Highest number of donations between 7–9 am on May 6.
*Prizes are subject to change at the discretion of the Peninsula Community Foundation.

Give Local 757 Matching Funds
A total pool of $20,000 in matching funds is available for all participating nonprofits: $10,000 for Southside organizations and $10,000 for Peninsula organizations. Funds will be distributed on a percentage basis. For instance, if an organization on the Peninsula brings in 5% of the total giving for that area, they will receive 5% of the $10,000. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is  Southside organization.


 Ways to Give:


Your generous gift to the Annual Fund ensures that the Virginia Symphony Orchestra continues to provide live symphonic performances and music education opportunities that enrich the lives of our friends, family, and neighbors throughout Hampton Roads.

With ticket sales covering only 30% of costs, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra relies on Annual Fund support to sustain the music, ensure that the Symphony continues its long tradition of exceptional service to our community, and makes Hampton Roads a great place to live and work.

For more information about giving to the VSO, please contact the Development office at donations@virginiasymphony.org or 757-213-1417.

Make a gift

Mail your gift to:
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
150 Boush Street, Suite 201
Norfolk, VA  23510

Call us at: 757-213-1417

Gifts of Securities:

Please contact Liz Thies at Wells Fargo Advisors to make a gift of securities to the Virginia Symphony.

Liz Thies
Wells Fargo Advisors
150 W. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

DTC: 0141
Account: 80530500

Matching Gifts:

Participate in your employer’s Employee Matching Gifts Program, and increase your support of the Virginia Symphony!

Check with your human resource department for more information.

See a sample list of employers who offer matching gift opportunities.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC):

The CFC campaign runs from September 1 through December 15 each year.

If you are federal or military personnel, designate the Virginia Symphony as the beneficiary of your contribution by entering our five-digit code and the amount you wish to pledge on your CFC pledge form.

#70701 for the Southside Campaign
#46038 for the Peninsula Campaign

For more information, visit www.cfcshr.org or www.uwvp.org/cfc

Legacy Society

The Legacy Society is a group of Symphony patrons who have expressed an interest in supporting the Virginia Symphony Orchestra after their lifetime through Estate Planning or Planned Giving.

While the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is not currently able to manage estate planning or planned giving vehicles, the Development staff is happy to work with you and your financial advisor to find the right option for you.

If you have already named the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in your will or estate plans, we would like to have the opportunity to thank you and invite you to be a member of the Legacy Society.