Corporate, Foundation, and Government Support

Corporations, foundations, and government agencies are key partners in the Abilene Philharmonic's success. Helping to sustain the Orchestra's rich tradition of artistic excellence and support new ways of deepening our engagement with communities throughout Abilene and the Big Country. Grants and sponsorships can provide general support or can be directed to a particular program based on a funder's interests and philanthropic goals.

Corporate Sponsorship

Invest in the arts, your business, and our community.

The Abilene Philharmonic works with corporate partners to help deliver their message through a wide variety of sponsorship assets and extensive marketing and activation platforms. Our partnerships are designed to help brands engage with our highly desirable audiences of music lovers, authentically integrate into the concertgoers' experience, and access unique hospitality opportunities. We would be pleased to customize a partnership to fulfill your marketing, promotional, and client objectives.

Current corporate sponsorship opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Concert Sponsorship
  • Guest Artist Sponsorship
  • Musician Chair Endowment
  • Abilene Youth Orchestra Sponsorship
  • Legacy Society Sponsorship
  • Mozart Society Sponsorship
  • Education and Outreach Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship Benefits

Media Exposure and Branding: Sponsorship credit may be provided in or on the Abilene Philharmonic's:

  • Print, broadcast, digital and social advertising
  • Onsite activation footprint to engage with Philharmonic audiences
  • Program book advertisements or inserts
  • Banners, posters and other interior and exterior signage
  • Web presence on
  • Press releases, step and repeat banners
  • Annual report
  • Donor listings

Tickets, Hospitality, and Entertaining:

  • Complimentary premier concert tickets
  • Escorted backstage access to meet guest artists and musicians
  • Access to Legacy Society intermission reception
  • Invitations to VIP dinners, receptions, and other special events
  • Private entertaining events with Orchestra members, music director and soloists
  • Discount offers to Sponsor employess on Philharmonic concert tickets during the season.

For more information please contact:
Kevin Smith
Executive Director

Thank you to our 2019-2020 Season Corporate Sponsors


Foundations help us educate and inspire, making a difference in the lives of listeners around the Big Country

Foundation grants provide essential support for artistic, education, and community programs,helping us share the gift of music with listeners of all ages. Foundation support fosters artistic growth through new commissions, guest artists, and residencies; helps nurture a love of music and concert-going through life-changing education programs; and makes the Philharmonic’s performances accessible to thousands of listeners every year. Grants to the Abilene Philharmonic can provide general support for programming or operations, or can be designated to a specific program such as:

  • Discover Music Children’s Concert Series
  • TicketReach
  • Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition
  • Masterworks Concert Series
  • Pops Concert Series
  • Abilene Youth Orchestra
  • Masterclasses
  • Mozart Society
  • Instrument Petting Zoo

The Abilene Philharmonic is grateful for the annual support of the foundations listed below. Thank you!

  • Abilene Philharmonic Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Excelsior Foundation
  • Hodges Family Foundation
  • The Dian Graves Owen Foundation
  • The Greathouse Foundation
  • The Nancy Seaberry Frost Arts Endowment
  • The Shelton Family Foundation

For More Information Please Contact:
Kevin Smith
Executive Director

Government Support

Public funds help deepen the Orchestra’s engagement with all Abilenians and patrons across the Big Country

Funding from city, state, and federal government sources help us share the Abilene Philharmonic’s world-class artistry with a wide and diverse audience through support for artistic, education, and community programming. Currently, government grants help make it possible for Abilenians from all walks of life to enjoy world-class guest artists, our annual free Discover Music Children’s Concerts, and an instrument petting zoo during CALF festival.

Concert Season Support
Guest Artist Support
Discover Music Children’s Concerts

Instrument Petting Zoo
Discover Music Concerts
Concert Season Support

Concert Season Support

For More Information Please Contact:
Kevin Smith
Executive Director

Thank You to Our Supporters