There are two primary ways that you can make a personal gift to us: you can make a donation to the NZSO Foundation, or you can leave a legacy in your future estate plans.

As an NZSO Supporter, you bring music into the lives of New Zealanders across the country. We are proud to recognise your generosity through our donor recognition programmes – the NZSO Bequest Programme: In Memory of Vincent Aspey and the NZSO Supporters Programme – both of which give you the chance to engage with the Orchestra in a more personal way. 


How Your Gift Helps

Personal gifts play a meaningful role in supporting the Orchestra’s current needs as well as its future. There are many ways in which your gift can help the NZSO continue to provide world-class musical experiences.

  • Your donation, when invested in the NZSO Foundation’s Endowment Fund, generates interest and supports our current initiatives and future activities, including our Learning, Connecting & Engaging Programmes and national concert tours.
  • You can build a personal relationship with the Orchestra by funding an NZSO section or Musician’s Chair.
  • You can support the NZSO National Youth Orchestra and enable the best of New Zealand’s young musical talent to learn from professional NZSO players. Around half of current NZSO musicians were once a member of the NYO, an achievement we can all be proud of.
  • You can make a significant gift in support of a project or area that you believe in. Many of the Orchestra’s most inspiring musical projects and community outreach programmes are made possible by your extra support.

We welcome the chance to speak with you about your interests and goals and how we can partner together to achieve our shared vision. 

Making a Gift Today

Gifts can be made to the NZSO Foundation by credit card or direct credit either online or over the phone, or by posting a cheque to The NZSO Foundation, PO Box 871, Shortland Street, Auckland 1010.

You can also pledge a gift to the NZSO Foundation, meaning you can pay your gift in instalments throughout the year. You will be recognised as an NZSO Supporter from your first payment. Please contact us to provide your credit card information or to request the NZSO’s bank details to set up a payment.

Please contact Zac Johns from the NZSO Development Team at or 0800 479 674 to learn how your contribution can make a real impact.

Registration with the Charities Commission

All personal donations in support of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra are administered by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Foundation, a registered charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 (CC24274). A receipt for tax deduction purposes will be issued once your donation has been received. Every donation of $5 or more is eligible for tax purposes and can provide you with a tax credit.