A great way to make a long term impact!

The Chippewa Valley Symphony Foundation is conducting “A Heart for the Arts” campaign. The purpose of this effort is to increase the Foundation’s assets to one million dollars or more. You are invited to contribute to the campaign and by doing so help preserve the future of symphonic music in the Chippewa Valley. So join us today and show you have “A Heart for the Arts.”


Contribute Online!
You may also contribute by phone at 715.832.6366.

If you prefer to contribute by check, you may mail your check to:

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra
316 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire WI, 54701

If you have any questions regarding your gift or need to update account information for your recurring gift, please contact Sarah Kocken at 715.832.6366 or

The Chippewa Valley Symphony Foundation is the investment arm of the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra. Each year the Foundation provides a portion of its annual earnings to the Symphony to help support the Symphony’s operations. 

Founded in 1994 with an initial endowment of $20,000, the Foundation has grown to over $375,000 in assets through wise investments and generous donations from people like you. Each year the Foundation donates annual earnings equal to about 4% of its corpus to the Symphony which uses that support to help fund five classical music concerts and exciting guest artists. It also provides classical music outreach to over 1,400 Eau Claire area school children.

Reaching our campaign goal will enable the Foundation to increase its annual gift to approximately $40,000. This will allow the Symphony to continue to expand its efforts to bring Music You Love By People You Know  to a whole new generation of supporters. 

Your Gift
Your gift to the Foundation can be designated for the Foundation’s general fund or to a specific purpose, the choice is yours. For example, you can specify use of your gift for the Symphony’s Conductor, Principal Musicians, Section Musicians or Guest Artists. In addition, your gift may be payable in installments over a period of years. Alternatively, you may prefer to make a deferred gift.

However you direct your gift or whatever mode of payment you select, you can take comfort in knowing it will sustain beautiful symphonic music in the Chippewa Valley. Please accept our invitation to be part of “A Heart for the Arts” so you and can continue to enjoy Music You Love By People You Know. 

  • Insure continuity of quality symphonic performances by talented musicians under the leadership of Nobu Yasuda.
  • Feature world class guest artists to perform with the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra.
  • Continue to introduce 1,400 third graders each year to orchestra music and instruments.
  • Continue our popular Summer Music Camp for area high school musicians.
  • Continue to collaborate with area musical groups such as the Master Singers, the 
  • Chippewa Valley Community Chorus, the Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony, Eau Claire Jazz Group and others. 
  • Cooperate with area high school art programs to create an annual multi-media presentation.