Double-Your-Impact $250,000 Matching Challenge


The CRESCENDO YOUR IMPACT fall fundraising campaign—our biggest of the year—underpins the California Symphony's 2018-19 season of concerts, music education and community engagement programs.

Your gift supports...

What Does Your Gift Support

  • From Beethoven & Bernstein to Bruckner & Balch, a series of exciting concerts performed by this world-class, professional orchestra under the direction of Music Director Donato Cabrera—all right here in Walnut Creek.
  • Sound Minds – Intensive music lessons and the chance to learn an instrument provided at no cost to families, changing the lives of local children who live in poverty and for whom music education is truly a transformative force.
  • Emerging composers and soloist talent, experiencing the bright lights at center stage and developing their careers.
  • And more — see what your gift at any and every level supports.

Your Impact Doubled

Give by October 31 and California Symphony supporter Sharon Simpson will match your gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $250,000, so your impact is doubled!




For more information, or if you would like a staff member to help guide you through giving, call us at 925.280.2490 or email us at We are grateful for your support!


Join the 250: See Your Name Added Here

  1. Sharon Simpson
  2. Janet Welter
  3. Mary-Ellen Rockdale and Michael Lazur
  4. Gil and Anne Berkeley
  5. Mark J Powers
  6. Abigail Dye
  7. Janet Sheiner
  8. David Glazer
  9. H. Elaine Halliday
  10. Joanne Killam
  11. Charles Legge
  12. Arthur and Ardeth Dreshfield
  13. John and Marilyn Knowles
  14. Barbara Kuklewicz
  15. John and Barbara Ohlmann
  16. Marilyn Foreman
  17. Barbara Stallings
  18. W. Kenneth and Joyce Boehmert
  19. Sally Thorpe
  20. Thomas Nootbaar And Lori Bungarz
  21. Helen Freeman
  22. John Gravell
  23. Barbara Langerman
  24. Gail Murray
  25. Dan and Jackie Renke
  26. Margaret Boehler
  27. Allan and Carol Tobias
  28. Carleen Goeckel
  29. Christopher Rores
  30. Marta Castellanos
  31. Dolores and Hans Kruger
  32. Lynn and Joan Seppala
  33. Jim Coughlin
  34. John and Linda Judd
  35. Tom Stone
  36. Shari Ward
  37. Elizabeth Summer
  38. Anthony Bourdakis
  39. Margaret Boehler
  40. Kenneth Caldwell
  41. Dick and Laurie Morrison
  42. Bruce and Mary Jo Byson
  43. Cecelia Tutt
  44. Beth Snortum
  45. Ed and Denise Del Beccaro
  46. Brooks and Kay Baldwin
  47. Hal and Diane Hill
  48. Bill and Jackie Leney
  49. Janice Coggiola