Foundation & Government Support

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera would like to recognize our Government and Foundation donors for their generous contributions. Through their support we can continue to perform, engage, and inspire our community with invigorating live musical performances, and have a cultural, educational, and financial impact on our state each year. For example:

  • USUO gives over 100 Symphony, Opera and Deer Valley Music Festival performances each year
  • We reach over 140,000 students in the state of Utah with 240+ education concerts
  • 93% of USUO’s expenses are spent in the local community
  • Attendance at USUO performances tops 320,000 each year
  • Over 385 Artists perform with us over the course of a full season

As one of only fifteen year-round orchestras in the country, we rely on our Government and Foundation support to help us achieve a higher level of excellence.


$250,000 and above

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints Foundation
Lawrence T. & Janet T.
Dee Foundation
George S. & Dolores Doré
Eccles Foundation
John & Marcia Price Foundation
Perkins-Prothro Foundation Salt Lake County Shiebler Family Foundation Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Utah State Legislature Utah State Office of Education The Sam and Diane
Stewart Family Foundation
Zoo, Arts, and Parks
Larry H. and Gail Miller
Family Foundation


$100,000 and above

R. Harold Burton
Emma Eccles Jones
National Endowment
for the Arts
Summit County Restaurant
Tax/Rap Tax
Utah Arts Council    


Bravo $50,000 and above

Marriner S. Eccles Foundation
The Florence J. Gillmor Foundation
Frederick Q. Lawson Foundation

Overture $25,000 and above

Richard K. & Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation
Janet Q. Lawson Foundation
Charles Maxfield & Gloria F. Parrish Foundation
S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney Foundation
Simmons Family Foundation
The Sam and Diane Stewart Family Foundation
Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation

Maestro $10,000 and above

B. W. Bastian Foundation
Brent & Bonnie Jean Beesley Foundation
Marie Eccles Caine Foundation-Russell Family
C. Comstock Clayton Foundation
The Katherine W. Dumke & Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Foundation
Sterling and Shelli Gardner Foundation
Moreton Family Foundation
Promontory Foundation
The Joseph & Evelyn Rosenblatt Charitable Fund
Salt Lake City Arts Council
The Swartz Foundation
Wheeler Foundation