Corporate support from local and national companies is essential to the Southwest Florida Symphony’s ability to maintain its position as a cultural leader in the Southwest Florida region. More than 60 businesses in our community understand the economic benefits of partnering with the Southwest Florida Symphony — both for themselves and for our entire region.
Why a professional orchestra is an essential part of our community:
Symphonic performances keep discretionary spending in Southwest Florida. Concert-goers eat in area restaurants, visit area shops, park in area parking facilities, stay in area hotels, and pay taxes on these services. Our children’s classroom learning is enriched through Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra music education programs that take place in 20 area public and private schools. The symphony’s presence enhances the entire region’s quality of life, helping chambers and businesses recruit other businesses and employees.
How partnering with the Southwest Florida Symphony benefits your business:
More than one-half (56%) of those with an interest in the arts say they would almost always or frequently patronize a business that sponsors arts organizations or cultural events over one that does not. Almost one-half (48%) of Americans with an interest in arts and cultural events expressed higher trust in companies that sponsor these events.*
The Southwest Florida Symphony offers unique opportunities to reach Southwest Florida Symphony subscribers, single ticket buyers, donors and the Southwest Florida community through concert sponsorship, children’s education program underwriting and our Corporate Council program. As a SWFLSO corporate supporter, area businesses are able to:
- Develop and/or strengthen corporate branding and awareness efforts.
- Reach highly desirable, affluent and loyal audiences with a message about your company, brand, product and/or service.
- Maximize your corporate advertising investment by utilizing a cost-effective alternative to traditional advertising vehicles – the audience defines the relevance of your message and therefore guarantees likely acceptance and success.
- Enhance your current marketing efforts through grass roots, lifestyle-based marketing.
- Establish a powerful association with one of Southwest Florida’s oldest and most prestigious arts organization.
Ways your business can ensure the cultural vitality of Southwest Florida:
Businesses may become involved with the Southwest Florida Symphony in the following ways —-
Sponsorship of a Southwest Florida Symphony concert offers your company broad community exposure through print and radio advertisement, in-hall recognition and customer and employee appreciation through entertainment value. Sponsorship benefits include concert tickets, priority parking, and pre-concert, intermission and post-concert receptions. All sponsorship options will enable your business to maximize its support of the symphony to further its advertising, marketing and public relations objectives by demonstrating its presence and commitment to the quality of life in Southwest Florida, while entertaining clients, executives and employees in a sophisticated manner.
Education Program Underwriting
By underwriting the Southwest Florida Symphony’s many children’s education offerings, your business makes an investment in Southwest Florida’s future. All symphony education programs strengthen our region’s schools by enhancing our children’s ability to learn other classroom subjects through music education. According to The College Entrance Examination Board, children who receive music education at an early age score higher on standardized tests such as the SAT and reading proficiency exams because early sensory and motor development influences later cognitive, perception and language skills.
Last season over 3,000 pre-school through high school students of 20 schools benefited from the learning advantage provided by Southwest Florida Symphony’s education programs. Nearly 3500 area fifth grade students attended the Symphony’s annual Young Peoples Concert in May. For more information about these Southwest Florida Symphony programs, please call our education director, David Cole at (239) 418-0996 or email [email protected].
If your business is interested in Southwest Florida Symphony concert sponsorship or underwriting a Southwest Florida Symphony education program, please contact our development director, Barbara Wells at (239) 418-0996 ext. 150 or email at [email protected] for a customized proposal.
Program Book Advertising
Support the Symphony while enhancing the visibility of your business. We produce 15,000 program books annually click here for the rate sheet 2016-17 Program Book Contract or call our Nora Lastre at (239-) 418-0996 or email [email protected].
*Performance Research, Inc.