First Time Donors

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Share the Gift of Music

Ravinia is a year-round nonprofit with a mission that extends beyond the stage. Your Annual Fund contribution helps us safely present live music in 2022, care for our beautiful park and operate our Reach Teach Play education programs which deepen lifelong connections to music in classrooms, on Ravinia’s stages, and throughout our communities. Learn more.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Ravinia Festival.

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Avoid the lines. Get in Early.

Donors at all levels receive the benefit of entering the park half an hour earlier than the posted gate opening time. For our lawn goers, this allows you more options for seating as well as first access to amenities such as chair rental and dining.

  • $100 Bravo level - Early park entry for 2 ticketed individuals to classical concerts 30 minutes before the general public
  • $200 Encore level - Early entry for 2 ticketed individuals to all concerts 30 minutes before the general public
  • $300 Friend level and above - Early entry for 4 ticketed individuals to all concerts 30 minutes before the general public
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Donor Experience

We are grateful for the generous donors who keep the music playing throughout the year. As a thank you for your support, we offer a more intimate experience with the park through various benefits, such as:

  • Invitations to Ravinia Donor Events
  • Free tickets to select classical concerts
  • Discounts at the Ravinia Festival Shop and Wintrust Chair Rental

Additional benefits are also available at higher giving levels including ticket discounts and access to donor parking.

View complete list of benefits
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Frequently Asked Questions

You may donate online, or call our Development Department at 847-266-5461.

Donors can enter the park 30 minutes prior to the general public at the South, East, and West Gates with an early entry card. Please refer to the park map here for locations of all park entrances.

You can access your tickets and early entry pass digitally from your myRavinia account. Log in here.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your donation or to help you choose the level of support that is right for you. Please contact Development at or 847-266-5461 for more information.

Need more info? Read our most frequently asked donor questions.