ECSO’s income is not fully supported by earned revenue from concert sales, much like many other performing arts organizations. We rely upon the contributed income from corporate sponsors, the ECSO Friends, individual donors, and community foundations and grants to assist in carrying out our mission in the eastern Connecticut region.
The ECSO offers a wide range of customizable sponsorship packages that include concerts, series, educational programs, and events. These partnerships provide businesses with brand opportunities and unique exposure to our diverse and loyal audience.
The ECSO operates with additional support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
The ECSO gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following foundations and government partners: Bodenwein Public Benevolent FoundationChamber of Commerce of Eastern ConnecticutThe Community Foundation of Eastern ConnecticutThe Edward & Mary Lord FoundationFrank Loomis Palmer FundThe George A. & Grace L. Long FoundationThe Hilbert & Shirley Hendel Family FoundationJames P. & Mary E. Shea Perpetual TrustR.S. Gernon TrustTown of Groton
Support and sustain our artistic excellence by investing in the ECSO. We offer many sponsorship opportunities throughout the season for individual donors, including the ability to sponsor a guest artist, single concert or event. Sponsorship options start at the $2,000 level.