Ways to Give

The wooden Ravinia Festival main entrance gate, the Tyler Gate, with the Martin Theatre fascia visible through the open archway

Your support sustains this independent venue — presenting music you know and love for over 100 years in an immaculate, natural environment — and shares the joy of music with over 75,000 individuals in under-resourced schools and communities. When you give to Ravinia, you keep the music playing in our neighborhood and throughout Chicagoland.

 Donate Online

Make a gift to Ravinia by credit card through the secure online portal.


 Donate by Mail

Send a check, money order, or credit card contribution to:

Ravinia Festival Association
Attn: Development
P.O. Box 735271
Chicago, IL 60673-5271

 Download Ravinia’s Mail-In Contribution Form

 Donate by Phone

To make a donation over the phone or discuss your options for supporting Ravinia, please contact the Development team at 847‑266‑5461 or donors@ravinia.org.

 Donate Stock

To transfer a gift of stock to Ravinia electronically, complete the below form and submit copies to Ravinia and to your bank or broker. Clearly identify the quantity and types of stock shares to be gifted to Ravinia. The DTC number and account information are included on the contribution form.

In order to receive donor benefits, you must confirm to your bank or broker that you do not want your gift to be anonymous. For your gift to be recognized anonymously in Ravinia’s publications, please make this indication when submitting a copy of this form to Ravinia.

Please contact Tim Jans, Manager of Donor Records and Relations, at 847‑266‑5023 or by email with any questions, or to submit a copy of your completed stock contribution form so we may easily identify your gift and process it without delay.

 Download Ravinia’s Stock Contribution Form

 Matching Gifts from Your Employer

Many companies match charitable donations given by their full-time and part-time employees, as well as retirees. If your employer matches your donation, you may be able to double or even triple your gift and receive increased donor benefits that come with your new giving level!

If your spouse also works for a company that matches charitable donations, you may be eligible to submit an additional matching gift. Check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for details on their matching gift program and policies.

 Companies match only the tax-deductible portion of your donation — to reach a specific giving level, you may wish to consider increasing your contribution to cover the value of goods and services received, which is listed in the Giving Levels and Benefits chart.

 Donate Through a Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund is a type of charitable fund set up with your financial advisor that allows you to combine favorable tax benefits with flexibility to support Ravinia. Please consult your tax professional for specific tax advice regarding donor-advised funds. Some taxable donor benefits may be provided by Ravinia at certain giving levels.

 Planned and Commemorative Gifts

Ensure that Ravinia’s 100-year-plus legacy continues to grow for enjoyment by generations to come — and highlight your own legacy at Ravinia or the life milestones of cherished friends and family — with a planned or commemorative gift to special funds.

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