Invest in your love of music and share the power of transformative performances and accessible programming today! You can play your part by joining our Symphony Society of annual fund donors, giving through a corporate contribution, or supporting the legacy of the CSO through planned giving. 


We will use the proceeds from this concert to establish and kick-start the Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann Endowment Fund, which will be used to support the MasterWorks series. Dividends received from this fund will sponsor a MasterWorks concert every season in perpetuity under Gerhardt’s name. The conclusion of the campaign will unveil a “Legacy Wall” within the lobby of the Zimmermann Symphony Center, which will feature portraits of and excerpts regarding prominent figures throughout the CSO’s history, all of which will surround Gerhardt. To begin contributing to this campaign, please click the link below. All donors will be recognized on the wall.


At Canton Symphony Orchestra, we rely on our dedicated donors to help us create, sustain, and grow our programs. When you make a gift to our annual fund, you are providing unrestricted operating support for our programs and access to exceptional orchestral music and arts education in our community.

The Symphony Society

Our individual donors who contribute to the CSO's annual fund receive benefits when their gift is $50 or more. All giving levels include the benefits listed in the level(s) before them.

Ticket sales support only 1/5 of the total cost of our programming. The generosity of our donors keeps the music playing on our stage.



We accept cash, check, and credit payment options.

Send your gift in the mail to: 

Canton Symphony Orchestra

2331 17th St. NW

Canton, OH 44708


Want the most convenient option? Make your gift online by clicking the button below.


Donor-Advised Funds: Give through your established giving account.

Gift of Securities: The CSO accepts gifts of appreciated stock. 

IRA Distributions: If you are 70.5 years or older, take advantage of this option.


Double or triple your impact with a matching gift! 

Check with the HR department at your place of employment to learn if your company offers this benefit.


Every season, we count on our corporate sponsors to fuel our mission and support the incredible classic and contemporary music on our stage.

Sponsorship Benefits

There are many sponsorship opportunities available and corporate donors receive a variety of benefits that are customizable to meet your needs.

Our Corporate Sponsors:

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Leave your legacy at the Canton Symphony Orchestra by making a gift towards our endowment fund.

Legacy Society

Have you already included the CSO in your estate plans? A planned gift to the Canton Symphony Orchestra is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for our work while accommodating your own personal philanthropic goals. We understand that decisions like these are not entered into lightly. When you are ready to include the us in your estate plan, we are here to help you Orchestrate Your Legacy.

Tributes and memorial gifts

Honor a friend or loved one with a gift to our Rhapsody Remembrance Fund. These tax-deductible donations can be made at any time and will be recognized in the program insert.

How? When making a gift, be sure to include a note with your gift with the tribute details. (i.e. in memory of John Smith)

Contact Rachel Hagemeier at or
330-452-3434 x603 for more information on planned giving.


Whether you are one of the thousands of student performers who have graced the Umstattd stage, or you are one of hundreds of thousands who have been seated in the audience for a school play, band concert, chorus showcase or Canton Symphony Orchestra performance, one thing is certain...Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, the Canton City Schools, and the Canton Symphony Orchestra have had a significant impact on us all.

After our capital campaign renovations completed in 2013, our hall is more accessible than ever before with rows of beautiful brand-new seats. Many donors invested in our renovations by making a meaningful gift through our Take Your Seat program, creating their legacy in our hall and/or dedicating engraved seats to their loved ones.

There are still seats available for you to do the same.

How does it work?

With your gift, we will engrave a donor recognition plaque in the chair armrest with your name or the name of a friend or loved one whom you would like to memorialize. Plaques can also be a unique way to recognize a group, class, or commemorate a special achievement or significant event.

Take Your Seat to become a permanent part of the CSO and McKinley High School legacy.

Contact our box office at 330-452-2094 for more information and/or to Take Your Seat.

Endowment Chairs

Endowing a chair is an opportunity to make a major contribution to the Symphony in perpetuity. Named Canton Symphony Chairs are listed in the program book within the orchestra roster for each performance.


Principal Bassoon: $70,000
Principal Trombone: $70,000
Principle Tuba: $70,000
Any Section Chair (58 available): $35,000

Contact Rachel Hagemeier at or
330-452-3434 x603 for more info.

Seat levels

Seats will be engraved with the name/message of your choice.