Support Us

As a non-profit orchestra, funding is everything. Our budget covers all operational expenses ranging from: venue fees, music rentals, program printing, instrument repair, to the salaries of our concertmaster and music director. Donations are used to serve all of our financial needs. EMSO is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax deductible. Please consider making a donation to EMSO.

The information below is specific to how an individual can donate. Visit the Corporate Sponsor page to see information on corporate sponsorship and to see if your company could help EMSO.

Ways to Give a Monetary Donation

EMSO accepts online donations through GiveMN.


To send a check for a financial contribution, please make out to EMSO, and can be sent to our mailing address:

Merrill Community Arts Center
c/o EMSO
380 Rivertown Drive, Suite 200
Woodbury, MN 55125

*Please note that EMSO does not have administrative staff at this location and that it is also not where performances or regular rehearsals are held.

Individual Donor Recognition Levels

(Recognition by individual is shown in our concert programs)

  • $100 – $249 ~ Donor
  • $250 – $499 ~ Patron
  • $500 – $999 ~ Benefactor
  • $1,000 – $2,499 ~ President’s Club
  • $2,500+ ~ Founder

Support Us by Shopping AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same service, and your same Amazon account! Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to EMSO for individuals who connect with us on AmazonSmile. Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to You will be prompted to login to your Amazon account.
  2. Search and select East Metro Symphony Orchestra as your charitable organization.
  3. Shop! That’s it!

Each time you log on to AmazonSmile, your previous organization will already be picked.

Remember, you must shop AmazonSmile (not Amazon) for proceeds to fund EMSO. Save it in your browser so you don’t forget!