How recognition works:
Donors are placed in categories according to the amount donated or sponsored. As your contributions accumulate, your name will move up the ladder from a supporter to a platinum partner. Donors also receive the opportunity to have their logo displayed and in order to qualify, reach the Chairman’s Circle of R5 m and more OR you are a current sponsor of concerts, artists, outreach programmes, events or launches. Recognition in the concert programmes is limited to those donating above R10 000. All other names appear on the web.
See the list of our sponsors here.
The CPO remains reliant on the generosity of individuals to supplement its annual income. Options include monthly stop orders, annual grants or once-off payments. The pledge form here enables a seamless process of giving using electronic banking and other means. Immediate donations can also be made via Snapscan.
Legacy and Bequest Programme
The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is honoured to have been chosen as a beneficiary in the estates of a number of music lovers over the years. By leaving a legacy gift to the CPO, you leave an indelible mark not only on this 100-year-old institution but also on classical music more broadly.
Your generosity is key to helping the CPO continue to develop into a diverse and growing orchestra maintaining not only international standards but also striving to be representative of South Africa’s multicultural society and live its vision to be an Orchestra for All Seasons. A legacy gift or bequest will make a vital difference to the long-term success of the CPO. Contributions to the CPO Legacy and Bequest Programme can be made at any age and in ways that fit individual circumstances. Please contact Mary MacGregor Frew on 021-4109809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail.
New sponsors will join the CPO’s existing partners who enjoy branding on all promotional materials, which could include concert calendars, the prestigious award-winning Concerto magazine, and concert programmes, in addition to web branding and the receipt of complimentary tickets. Mechanisms for supporting the CPO include through Corporate Social Investment Programmes, Chairman’s Fund, Family Trusts and company specific means to support arts, culture, education and training are welcome.
Family and corporate foundations, both local and international, provide spirited support to the CPO to enable and deepen its concert series and crucially to support the work of the youth development and music education programmes.
Exclusive and Co-sponsorship
Corporates are welcome to continue a practice of taking full sponsorship of a concert of choice or to co-sponsor one. Name branding, an invitation to corporate guests and a corporate pre- or post-concert is also possible. The CPO’s marketing division is able to assist to tailor-make individual events per request. Corporate companies are constantly seeking “new” and “different” avenues for year-end functions and client entertainment. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Depending on your choice of corporate package, benefits could include naming rights for concerts, displaying your marketing material at concerts, acknowledgement in CPO publications such as programmes and Concerto, a website link via your logo and the opportunity to host a stylish corporate event.
Please keep in mind that your corporate purchase also contributes substantially to our music education projects – a corporate package is a socially responsible investment.
Support of educational projects
As a catalytic force for music education in marginalized areas, support for the CPO’s education efforts is critical to the programme’s expansion. As the CPO is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation in South Africa and also in the UK, by the UK Charities Commission, targeted support for CPO’s education work qualifies donors to a tax-deductible donation and an 18A receipt.
Donations can also be made via ProCAPEriccio, a German-organization with tax-free benefits via Friends of Orchestral Music.
Many young musicians in the CPO’s developmental orchestras, the Cape Town Youth Orchestra and the Cape Town Youth Wind Ensemble are in desperate need of funds to help them complete tertiary education, an education that will greatly assist them in their future careers as members of the professional orchestra.
Purchase/sponsorship/donation of instruments
Contributions in cash and kind, for instruments is important to ensuring expansion of the CPO’s Youth Education and Development Programme.
Donors are also encouraged to contribute by providing accommodation for visiting artists or sponsoring hotel rooms, car rentals, providing airline tickets, as well. This could include donation of skills or time.
The CPO, CPYO, CPYWE and the grassroots community project of young learners from the townships, Masidlale can be contracted to perform at annual general meetings, corporate events, charity events or other function.
The matching of costs of concerts, programmes, Concerto and cash for a specific outcome are on offer.
Sponsorship of the keys of the new Steinway
A limited number of keys are available for sponsorship to cover the costs of a new Steinway Piano bought to replace the model purchased 35 years ago.
Individuals and corporates are encouraged to support a musician as protégé.