Donor Experience

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! Ravinia donors receive a variety of benefits aimed at making the Ravinia experience as simple and fulfilling as possible. We thank you for your support!

 

Our Mission

Ravinia is a year-round organization with a nonprofit mission that extends beyond the stage.

Our Reach Teach Play education programs serve over 75,000 community members each year, ensuring music education remains an accessible, stimulating experience for all. The Ravinia Steans Music Institute offers private coaching, master classes, and collaborative performance opportunities to the next generation of professional musicians.

Our beautiful park is a destination for family, friends, and colleagues to bond over shared experience, culminating in encounters with music of many backgrounds and today’s most celebrated artists at affordable prices in a casual setting.

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Please contact us at 847-266-5461 or donors@ravinia.org with any questions

 


Donor Benefits Levels

More details about the Ravinia donor experience for 2022 will be posted on this page at a later date. The accordion chart below details the donor benefits at each level. Please review carefully as you make your contribution decisions. We are grateful for the generous donors who keep the music playing throughout the year.

Donations at the BRAVO level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 2 ticketed patrons to classical concerts 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to one classical concert, chosen by Ravinia

Donations at the ENCORE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 2 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to two classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park

Donations at the FRIEND level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to two classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Cost of benefits $40

Donations at the AFFILIATE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to two classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Cost of benefits $50

Donations at the PATRON level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to two classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Cost of benefits $50

Donations at this MARQUEE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Cost of benefits $70

Donations at the OPUS level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Season lawn pass (admits two for most performances)  ** View terms and conditions.
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Membership to the Freehling Room, Ravinia’s private dining club
  • Access to Ravinia’s exclusive Donor Concierge Service
  • One season parking pass to Ravinia’s private priority parking lots  
  • Cost of benefits $177

Donations at the GUARANTOR level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Season lawn pass (admits four for most performances) ** View terms and conditions.
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Membership to the Freehling Room, Ravinia’s private dining club
  • Access to Ravinia’s exclusive Donor Concierge Service
  • Two season parking passes to Ravinia’s private priority parking lots  
  • Cost of benefits $364

Donations at the PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period  
  • Season lawn pass (admits four for most performances) ** View terms and conditions.
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Membership to the Freehling Room, Ravinia’s private dining club
  • Access to Ravinia’s exclusive Donor Concierge Service
  • Two season parking passes to Ravinia’s private priority parking lots  
  • Opportunity to host an event in our private hospitality spaces on non concert dates
  • Cost of benefits $364

Donations at the CHAIRMAN'S CIRCLE level provide you with the following benefits:

  • Request Pavilion and Lawn tickets before they go on sale to the public
  • Early park entry for 4 ticketed patrons to all performance genres 30 minutes prior to general public  * View terms and conditions.
  • 10 percent discount at The Festival Shop
  • Invitation to two Chicago Symphony Orchestra rehearsals
  • Complimentary Lawn access to three classical concerts, chosen by Ravinia
  • $2 off each Wintrust chair rental in the park
  • 20 percent discount on reserved Pavilion seats during donor ticketing period
  • Season lawn pass (admits four for most performances) ** View terms and conditions.
  • Advance dining reservation requests
  • Ravinia season poster
  • Recognition in program book listings
  • Invitation to exclusive donor events
  • Membership to the Freehling Room, Ravinia’s private dining club
  • Access to Ravinia’s exclusive Donor Concierge Service
  • Two season parking passes to Ravinia’s private priority parking lots
  • Opportunity to become a season box holder
  • Opportunity to host an event in our private hospitality spaces on non concert dates
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Cost of benefits $364

Legend

*  Must have early entry barcode and performance tickets for entry. View terms and conditions.
** Season Lawn Passes will not be valid on all dates. View terms and conditions. Check ravinia.org for details
Excludes Gala Concert
for Pavilion seats priced $36 and above, due to increased demand, we cannot guarantee priority reserved seating at any level.



Charitable contributions to Ravinia Festival are not refundable and do not guarantee tickets or specific seating assignments at any level.

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Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or even triple your gift, giving you increased benefits that come with your new giving level. Read more about matching gifts.

 

Ways to Give

Online: Contribute now via our secure web server.
Phone: Call 847-266-5461 to speak to a member of the Development staff.
Mail: Download form
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