Events & Fundraising

We are always coming up with new and fun events to support the Richmond Symphony.  Here are a few highlights:

An Evening of Note

 
 
Mark your calendars for the Richmond Symphony League
 
 
AUTUMN ALLEGRO
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“An Evening of Note”
 
 
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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6 pm to 10 pm
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Richmond Country Club
 
 
This event was a wonderful way to kick off the beautiful fall  season by treating yourself to music, wine, dancing, and shopping – all while supporting the Richmond Symphony.
 
Entertainment included:
 
- Music by Richmond Symphony Musicians and others
- Jazz music and dancing
- Open bar and delicious food
- A silent auction and some  “special” live auction items
 
 
 

SPONSORSHIPS

Special Thanks to:

Gold Sponsor - The Rock Foundation

Bronze Sponsor - Midlothian Tennis Club

Event Underwriters

     Cocktail Sponsor - Anthony J. Corso
     Wine Sponsor - Penny Tuthill
     Decorations Sponsor - Faye Holland

Anonymous Donor

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Richmond Symphony through its numerous concerts and educational programming.  Part of the proceeds will help sustain the Symphony’s partnership with the Goochland County Public School system.  The three Goochland County elementary schools will attend the Discovery Concerts presented by the full orchestra at the Dominion Energy Center in downtown Richmond.  Richmond Symphony musicians will visit and perform for the middle and high school students to ensure the Goochland County Public School system has the same access to music education as the other school systems in all the surrounding areas.

Thank you for your generous support of the Richmond Symphony League and the Richmond Symphony. 

 

August Wild Ginger Fundraiser

Support the Richmond Symphony League with your tastebuds!

 

The Richmond Symphony League was the featured non-profit for the month of August 2019 at Wild Ginger Restaurant located on Winterfield Road in Midlothian, VA.  The restaurant donated a portion of the sale of each charity roll to the League all month.

Wild Ginger offers delicious Asian-influenced cuisine, fine wines, and craft cocktails in a beautiful contemporary setting.  Make your plans now to bring your friends and family to lunch or dinner to experience fine dining and support our organization!  Wild Ginger is located at the intersection of Robious and Winterfield Roads - 3734 Winterfield Road, Midlothian, VA 23113.

Please support our efforts to partner with local businesses in recognition of the RSL and our fund raising efforts!

 

Amazon Smile Program

EASY WAY TO SUPPORT THE RSOL:  AMAZON SMILE

A really fast, easy way to support the RSOL is to use the AmazonSmile program, and it does not cost you anything!  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shipping features as Amazon.com.  The feature we love:  a percentage of the purchase price of the items you buy is donated to the charity of your choice.  All you have to do is designate the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League as the charity of your choice and shop at AmazonSmile.  Every quarter, Amazon sends the proceeds to the RSOL.  So when you shop at Amazon, be sure to use the AmazonSmile website.

Here's the very simple way to sign up:

1.  Click this link to AmazonSmile.
2.  Click on 'Pick your own charitable organization' towards the right of the page.
3.  Type:  Richmond Symphony Orchestra League.
4.  A pop-up will appear that identifies Richmond Symphony Orchestra League, Richmond Virginia.
5.  Shop as usual.
Each time you shop at AmazonSmile, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League should pop up as your designated charity pick.

Thank you for supporting the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League through AmazonSmile!

Kroger Community Rewards

CONTRIBUTE TO THE RSOL THROUGH
THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

We have a new way to easily contribute to the RSOL, without spending an extra dime.  Kroger, a top sponsor of our Designer Houses for several years, offers the opportunity through its Community Rewards Program.  The details below look long and complicated, but in reality the process is easy!

1.  Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com.
2.  Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.  If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
3.  Click on 'Sign In/Register'.
4.  If you are a new online customer, click on 'Sign Up Today' in the 'New Customer?' box.  If you are already an online customer, proceed to step 7.
5.  Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on a favorite store, entering your email address, creating a password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions.
6.  You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
7.  Click on 'My Account' and use your email address and password to sign in.
8.  Click on 'Edit Kroger Community Rewards Information' and input your Kroger Plus card number.
9.  Update or confirm your information.
10. Enter our NPO number FT300 or Richmond Symphony Orchestra League.
11. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization's name (Richmond Symphony Orchestra League) on the right side of your information page.
12.  REMEMBER, purchases will not count towards the RSOL until after you have registered your card.
13. If you use your phone number at the register, call 800-576-4377, and select 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
14. You must swipe your Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your account when shopping for each purchase to count.

Thank you for supporting the RSOL through the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

RSOL Day at the Great Big Greenhouse

The RSL will be at The Great Big Greenhouse (2051 Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA 23235) on November 23, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a fundraiser and to promote the Richmond Symphony.  This is a very successful fundraiser that is conducted in conjunction with an open house that the Great Big Greenhouse hosts to kick off the holiday season each year.  There are many ways to participate in this event including preparing and donating cookies, cakes, and treats for the bake sale ahead of time, setting up and selling the baked goods at the event, helping with the musical instrument petting zoo, and showing up to support the fundraiser by shopping.  It is an enjoyable way to share what the RSL does to support the Richmond Symphony!  

The Great Big Greenhouse generously donates a portion of the gross sales for that day to the RSL.

For more information, contact us at info@richmondsymphonyleague.org.

Designer House

 
The Richmond Symphony League Designer House is our signature fundraiser. Started in 1984, the RSL has sponsored the Designer House every other year to raise money for the Richmond Symphony. For each Designer House, the RSL selects a large host home for the event and then invites local designers to compete for the opportunity to decorate one of the 20 to 30 spaces inside and outside the home, donating their time and materials. The Designer House month-long events offer many volunteer opportunities.  The next Designer House is scheduled to take place in 2020 - stay tuned for details!

The March Opening at the Crossroads Art Center

The Crossroads Art Center's goals are to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts.  At the March opening, RSL provides wine, beer and other beverages, and the sale of these beverages is a fund raiser for our organization - all net proceeds benefit The Richmond Symphony.  The next event will be held on March 20, 2020 at the Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230.

Crossroads Art Center had a special themed exhibition entitled “The Art of Music” in 2019, and the League benefited from a portion of each sale.  This was an online and live exhibition showcasing music-inspired artwork in several mediums. 

Cookbook

A masterpiece of beloved recipes from members of the Richmond Symphony League. Order your RSL 50th Anniversary Apron Strings II Cookbook today!   
For more information, please contact us at info@richmondsymphonyleague.org.

 

Champagne & Chocolates

The RSL members and their guests participate in our fun and festive fundraising social event, Champagne & Chocolates. These are mini-concerts presented four times a year by the RSL featuring Symphony ensembles and Concerto Competition winners in private home settings for between 30 to 100 guests. This is an opportunity to meet the musicians in a more informal manner. There is a small charge for the event which is a means of financial support for the Symphony. 

For more information, please contact the Richmond Symphony League at info@richmondsymphonyleague.org.

 

Wine Dinner

The Richmond Symphony League periodically works with local restaurants to host wine dinners as fund raising opportunities to further our efforts to support the Richmond Symphony.  Restaurants that have hosted wine dinners for us include Tarrant's West, Max's on Broad, and Julep's New Southern Cuisine.  Many thanks to those restaurants who have partnered with us in the past.  Watch here for future opportunities to join us at one of these enjoyable evenings!

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