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Your Support Matters!

Why Support the Festival?

A non-profit organization, Stern Grove Festival raises more than $3 million each year to provide admission-free concerts and education programs for everyone.

 

The Festival is for the community.

Making world-class performing arts accessible to all is our mission.

The Festival builds community.

We believe access to the arts makes our community a better place for everyone.

The Festival is made possible by the community.

Donations from people like you fund nearly 100% of the Festival’s annual expenses.

 

 

Donate

Stern Grove Festival relies on donations from people like you to cover nearly 100% of the costs of presenting admission-free concerts and education programs.

Make a tax-deductible donation and support admission-free access to the arts for all!

 

You can also make a donation by check and mail to:

Stern Grove Festival Association
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107

Double the impact of your donation with matching gifts!
Companies like AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, Google, Apple, Cisco, and Yahoo have matched employee contributions to Stern Grove Festival.
 
Click here for details.

Stern Grove Festival Federal Tax ID: 94-6064356

Questions? 415.252.6252 or info@sterngrove.org.

 

Membership

Membership supports the Festival’s admission-free concerts and education programs and enriches the community by making the arts accessible to all.

Click + to expand a list of Membership Benefits.

+ Grove Circle - $500 (5 Seats)

  • Five (5) picnic table seats and complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performance(s) of your choice*
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Access to the VIP Lounge when using your concert seats *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social *
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

 

+ Trocadero Circle - $850 (8 Seats)

  • Eight (8) picnic table seats and complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performance(s) of your choice *
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Access to the VIP Lounge at any performance *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

 

+ Performer’s Circle - $1,000 (10 Seats)

  • Ten (10) picnic table seats and complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performance(s) of your choice *
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Access to the VIP Lounge at any performance *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social
  • Backstage Tour (tours must be reserved in advance, some dates not available)
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

 

* The total number of seats allotted for this membership level during the season. Seats can be used at one concert or split between concerts. Picnic table seats, VIP Lounge access, parking, and backstage tours benefits exclude opening day on June 17, 2018.

 

The Big Picnic

The Big Picnic


Celebrate Stern Grove Festival's 81st Season at The Big Picnic
Starring Jeffrey Osborne and Peabo Bryson

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco

12:00 p.m. - The Big Picnic Party

Enjoy reserved picnic table seats at the concert, and a private pre-concert party with a catered luncheon in the Grove.

Click to buy tickets to The Big Picnic Party.

2:00 p.m. - The Big Picnic Concert

Starring Jeffrey Osborne and Peabo Bryson

ADMISSION FREE!

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Big Picnic Concert is admission free and open to the public. Seating in the concert meadow is first-come, first-served.

The Big Picnic is a fundraising event benefiting Stern Grove Festival and its mission to present admission-free concerts and outreach programs to the people of the Bay Area.

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Sponsor The Big Picnic

Support of The Big Picnic not only enhances your exposure to the Festival's audience, but demonstrates your company's commitment to the arts and the community.

Sponsors of The Big Picnic benefit from:

  • Tickets to The Big Picnic Party
  • VIP access to The Big Picnic Concert and Lounge
  • On-site acknowledgement at The Big Picnic Party and Concert, with exposure to an audience of more than 10,000 people
  • Recognition in a community-wide marketing campaign
  • The opportunity to meet and mingle with high-profile donors, guests, and civic leaders

For information about sponsorship of The Big Picnic, contact us at 415.252.6252 or thebigpicnic@sterngrove.org.

 

Matching Gifts

Did you know your gift to Stern Grove Festival can be doubled each year?

Many companies (such as Apple, Adobe Systems, Genentech, Levi Strauss, PG&E, Oracle and more) match employee contributions to charitable organizations.

You can double your donation to the Festival, or double the value of your membership to increase your benefits.

If your company has a matching gift program, talk to your Human Resources department about getting a Matching Gift form.

After you complete the form, send it to:

Stern Grove Festival
832 Folsom Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94107
Fax: 415-252-6250

Stern Grove Festival Federal Tax ID: 94-6064356

Questions? Call us at 415.252.6252 or info@sterngrove.org

Corporate Sponsors

Why Sponsor Stern Grove Festival?
It's Good Business.

Your company's support of Stern Grove Festival is an investment in improving the quality of life in the Bay Area by ensuring everyone has access to world-class performing arts.

Connect  

Connect with a beloved cultural institution

Sponsorship aligns your company with a popular Bay Area tradition and demonstrates your commitment to the community.

Demographics  

Access a desirable demographic

Connect your brand directly with a large, diverse Bay Area audience through on-site interactions, product distribution, and online promotions.

Extend your brand  

Extend your brand's visibility

Expand your brand through recognition in the Festival’s on-site signage, advertising, printed materials, website, email, and more.

Hospitality  

Enjoy exclusive hospitality

Entertain clients and employees with a range of hospitality benefits, from picnic tables, parking and access to our VIP lounge, to private receptions and meet-and-greets with artists.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for The Big Picnic, a Benefit and Concert for Stern Grove Festival, on opening day.
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

415.252.6252 or info@sterngrove.org.
 

Volunteer

More than 800 volunteers help make the Festival possible each year.

As a member of our volunteer team, you can meet new friends, enjoy the beautiful setting of Stern Grove, and experience amazing concerts.

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Individuals, families, and groups are all part of the Festival's volunteer team.

Can groups volunteer?

Volunteer groups of ten or more people are welcome. Corporate volunteer teams offer a great team-building opportunity.

If you are interested in organizing a group to volunteer with Stern Grove Festival, email us at volunteer@sterngrove.org.

Can volunteers receive school credit?

Students looking for Community Service Hours are encouraged to volunteer and discuss the requirements with the volunteer coordinator.

How else can I help?

Stern Grove Festival offers other volunteer opportunities in our office and at the Grove during the off-season:

  • General office duties
  • Research
  • Park beautification at Stern Grove   
     

More Info:

volunteer@sterngrove.org
415.252.6252

 

 

 


 

Founder’s Council

With personal gifts of $1,000 or more, Founder's Council donors provide major support to the Festival's mission of presenting the highest quality, admission-free performances to Bay Area residents.

In honor of their commitment, Founder's Council donors receive the following benefits (click + to expand list of benefits):

+ Performer’s Circle: $1,000 - $1,999

  • Ten (10) picnic table seats and complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performance(s) of your choice *
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats. *
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Member Lounge at Stern Grove Festival concerts. *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception.
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social.
  • Opportunity to arrange a backstage tour for you and your guests at one concert. *
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise.
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year.

*Excludes The Big Picnic on June 17, 2018

+ Presenter’s Circle: $2,000 - $4,999

  • Twenty picnic table seats (total) or two picnic tables with complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performances of your choice. *
    (You may use your 20 seats at one concert or split them up over multiple concerts; i.e. 4 seats at 5 concerts).
  • Priority seating at Stern Grove Festival performances.*
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Member Lounge at Stern Grove Festival concerts. *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social
  • Opportunity to arrange a backstage tour for you and your guests at one concert. *
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year

*Excludes The Big Picnic on June 17, 2018

+ Producer’s Circle: $5,000 - $9,999

  • Twenty picnic table seats (total) or two picnic tables with complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performances of your choice. *
    (You may use your 20 seats at one concert or split them up over multiple concerts; i.e. 4 seats at 5 concerts).
  • Enjoy a private party with fellow Founder's Council donors.
  • Priority seating at Stern Grove Festival performances.*
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Member Lounge at Stern Grove Festival concerts. *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social.
  • Opportunity to arrange a backstage tour for you and your guests at one concert. *
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise.
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year.

*Excludes The Big Picnic on June 17, 2018

+ Patron’s Circle: $10,000 - $24,999

  • Twenty picnic table seats (total) or two picnic tables with complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performances of your choice. *
    (You may use your 20 seats at one concert or split them up over multiple concerts; i.e. 4 seats at 5 concerts).
  • Opportunity to be acknowledged as an underwriter of a specific concert.
  • Enjoy a private party with fellow Founder's Council donors.
  • Priority seating at Stern Grove Festival performances.*
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Member Lounge at Stern Grove Festival concerts. *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception.
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social.
  • Opportunity to arrange a backstage tour for you and your guests at one concert. *
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise.
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year.

*Excludes The Big Picnic on June 17, 2018

+ Benefactor's Circle: $25,000 - $49,999

  • Twenty picnic table seats (total) or two picnic tables with complimentary beverages at the Stern Grove Festival performances of your choice. * 
    (You may use your 20 seats at one concert or split them up over multiple concerts; i.e. 4 seats at 5 concerts).
  • Opportunity to be acknowledged as a sponsor of a specific concert.
  • Enjoy a private party with fellow Founder's Council donors.
  • Priority seating at Stern Grove Festival performances.*
  • Reserved parking when using your concert seats *
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Member Lounge at Stern Grove Festival concerts. *
  • Invitation to Artist Reception.
  • Invitation to a pre-concert Member Social.
  • Opportunity to arrange a backstage tour for you and your guests at one concert. *
  • 10% discount on Stern Grove Festival branded merchandise.
  • Acknowledgement in donor listing for one year.

*Excludes The Big Picnic on June 17, 2018

 For more information about Founder's Council, please contact us at 415.252.6252 or info@sterngrove.org.

 

Legacy Gifts

Stern Grove Festival's Legacy Gifts Program was created to recognize those individuals who add to their personal legacies by making an investment in the future of Stern Grove Festival through their estate plans.

These gifts come in all sizes and include gifts from wills and living trusts, gifts that return lifetime income, beneficiary designations in retirement plan accounts and life insurance policies, and other planned gifts.

If you would like more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact Stern Grove Festival at 415.252.6252.