Nadine Collins 
Director of Development & Donor Relations
Telephone # (519) 745-4711
Charitable # 122524713 RR0001

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As a vital, cultural asset for Waterloo Region, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony inspires audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds through its artistic excellence, innovative programming, educational concerts for school children, and outreach programs.

Program Story

Annual Fund Campaign 

Each and every season we must raise $1.8 million in contributions from companies, foundations and supporters like you. It is your generosity that ensures the KWS continues as a vibrant, core cultural organization for our region and beyond. With your support, the KWS will continue to create ambitious and innovative concert experiences that inspire and entertain, be a training group for future musicians, and be the foundation for audiences of tomorrow.

Donation Impact

  • $50 provides a one hour group lesson for Youth Orchestra performers
  • $100 provides two or more concert tickets to charitable organizations through the Heartstrings program
  • $250 sends two musicians to a school for a pre-concert visit as part of the School Concert Program
  • $500 pays for a bursary for a Senior Youth Orchestra player

Giving Opportunity

Giving is easy - here's how:
  • Music by the Month: spread your payments throughout the year
  • Donate by phone
  • Donate online
  • Corporate Matching Gifts: see if your employer has a policy to match charitable donations to double your gift
  • In person at a KWS concert
  • In Memoriam and In Tribute gifts
  • Individual giving
  • Planned giving
  • Give a gift of stock
  • Volunteer your time