Ways to Give

Donors may make gifts to the Endowment through outright cash or securities or Planned Giving vehicles such as bequests, trusts, life insurance or other deferred instruments. The Symphony's Legacy Programs (Steinberg Society and Sid Kaplan Tribute Program) and Endowment Naming Opportunities.

We hope that if you decide to leave a gift to the Pittsburgh Symphony through your will or trust that you will let us know. Steinberg Society members are invited to an intimate brunch in the Mozart Room each spring for a private musical performance.  


Leave a Legacy: Name a Seat or Brick at Heinz Hall

For a gift of $250 to the PSO's endowment fund you can leave your permanent mark on the sidewalk outside of Heinz Hall with an engraved brick! Or, for $1,000 you can name your seat inside the theater with a personal message or tribute.

Click here to buy a brick or seat


Endowed Naming Opportunities

Endowed naming opportunities at the Pittsburgh Symphony are numerous and diverse. Donors can endow a musician's chair, a guest artist, a designated space in Heinz Hall, or an award winning education or community engagement program, in honor or memory of family or friends or someone else important to them.  Depending on the size of the gift, chairs or programs may be named for a period of 10 or 20 years, or in perpetuity. Anonymity is also assured if that is a donor's preference. The amount necessary to endow a chair or program is generally based on the principal sum of money required to generate interest earnings (calculated at 5% per year) to pay the expenses of that position activity, which are not covered by ticket revenue.

For more information about endowed naming opportunities, please contact Gift Planning Officer Myra Toomey at (412)392-3320.