Chicago Philharmonic Auxiliary Board

The next generation of arts champions

The Auxiliary Board is the next generation of Chicago Philharmonic’s philanthropic leaders. Our Auxiliary Board members advocate for Chicago’s most dynamic orchestra, bringing new patrons to our thrilling, genre-bending concerts. In addition to bringing new patrons to concerts, these key ambassadors attend friend-raising and networking events to build community within the Auxiliary Board. Learn more about the Auxiliary Board’s events in 2023 below.

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Upcoming Auxiliary Board Events

As ambassadors of Chicago Philharmonic, Auxiliary Board members are gifted up to 3 tickets to each of the following events and asked to bring at least one new guest to each event. Pre- and post-concert gatherings provide key networking and community-building moments. 

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Annual Auxiliary Board Commitments

  • Auxiliary Board members are asked to attend a minimum of 3 concerts and/or networking events per season.
  • Auxiliary Board members are ambassadors of Chicago Philharmonic, bringing at least one new guest to each concert attended. 
  • Auxiliary Board members contribute to Chicago Philharmonic’s annual fund by maintaining an annual donation of $500 per season. Donations can be made in one or more contributions throughout the season (July 1-June 30).
Interested in joining the Auxiliary Board?


We hope you will consider joining our dynamic team of arts ambassadors!
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.


Any questions? Email Director of Development Lydia Penningroth at

Charles Braico