Businesses - Partner with the BSO...
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When you support the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra, you make yourself visible to an average audience of 400 people per concert. From students and young professionals to civic leaders and senior citizens, our patrons are well educated, successful, and engaged in our community. This is YOUR Symphony Orchestra - Let's make some beautiful music together! Support of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra is more than just a donation - it's an investment in our community. A thriving arts scene makes our region more vibrant, our schools more enriched, and attracts and retains newcomers.
You choose what works best for your business — an ad in our program, a cash contribution, a donation of goods or services. Whatever your budget, there is a way for you to partner with us! Download and print a PDF of our simple BSO Support Packet, with more information about sponsorship, contributions, donations, and an advertising order form. Contact Gretchen with questions.
Sponsorship – The most visibility! Naming rights to one or more concerts, free season passes, your logo on our materials, invitations to our annual Conductor’s Circle event, a visit to your event by Encore! our musical ensemble, and so much more!
Cash Contribution – Tax-deductible contributions are the lifeblood of our annual Business Fund Drive. We’ll proudly list your business name in our Concert Program under the giving category of your choice. The BSO is a 501(c) nonprofit organization.
Advertising – Your marketing dollars are hard at work here! Our audience pays attention to and patronizes those businesses that advertise in BSO’s concert program. We’ll work with you to create a package that puts your business in the best possible light. We even have design professionals on hand that will help you create an eye-catching ad free-of-charge if you like!
In-Kind Donations – From hotel rooms and printed materials to car rentals and office supplies, donations of goods and services are deeply appreciated and help the BSO operate as frugally as possible. We’ll acknowledge your in-kind donations in the same manner that we acknowledge cash contributions.
Desserts by Design – Contribute to our 4th annual Desserts by Design gala fundraiser. Last year, 200 people enjoyed an evening of wine, coffee, desserts, and music, while admiring the most stunningly decorated tables imaginable! $50.00 will buy you a placard at one of these gorgeous tables, telling everyone that YOU are a BSO supporter! Or, consider donating an item or service to our silent auction table at Desserts by Design.
Endowment Fund– The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra has an endowment fund established through the Northwest Minnesota Foundation. You can contact us for more details about this giving opportunity. Click here to donate to the BSO Endowment Fund.