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Individual Giving

The SSC Fund

The SSC Fund is South Shore Conservatory’s unrestricted annual giving program. Through the SSC Fund, student families, alumni, and community members can support SSC’s annual budget.

Tuition and ticket revenue alone do not cover the cost of an SSC education. Like all non-profits, SSC relies on contributions from our community to make up the rest. Every year, donors contribute approximately 30% of SSC’s budget. Gifts of every size make a difference!

Why Give?

  • When you give to SSC, you give people of all ages and abilities access to the joy and power of the arts.
  • Your donation gives almost 4,000 students from 32 South Shore communities the opportunity to experience the power of the arts to ignite the spark of creativity, instill confidence and realize dreams.
  • Your support enables SSC to enrich our community with almost 100 performances annually.
  • Your gift supports tuition assistance, outreach and quality arts education for everyone.

Giving Societies

Individual donors provide the largest percentage of annual support to SSC. From the SSC Fund to the Premiere Patron circles, your generosity gives our community the opportunity to change lives through the arts.

  • Simpson Circle : $100,000 & up
  • Founders Circle: $50,000-$99,999
  • Benefactors Circle: $25,000-$49,999
  • Composers Circle: $15,000-$24,999
  • Conductors Circle: $10,000-$14,999
  • Presto Circle: $5,000-$9,999
  • Vivace Circle: $2,500-$4,999
  • Allegro Circle: $1,000-$2,499
  • SSC Fund Circle: $1-$999

Give to the SSC Fund!


Premiere Patron

Join SSC’s Premiere Patrons with a tax-deductible gift of $1,000 or more! Premiere Patrons give $1,000 or more every year to SSC’s Annual Fund, program and event support and sponsorship, or through a gift in kind valued at $1,000 or more.

Premiere Patrons enjoy a host of benefits, including:

  • Invitation for two (2) to the annual Premiere Patron Dinner, featuring student performances
  • Invitation for two (2) to Premiere Patron Breakfast
  • Invitation for two (2) to a Conservatory Concert Series Premiere Patron pre-concert reception
  • Listing in SSC’s annual report, website and event program books

Giving Circles

  • Simpson Circle : $100,000 & up
  • Founders Circle: $50,000-$99,999
  • Benefactors Circle: $25,000-$49,999
  • Composers Circle: $15,000-$24,999
  • Conductors Circle: $10,000-$14,999
  • Presto Circle: $5,000-$9,999
  • Vivace Circle: $2,500-$4,999
  • Allegro Circle: $1,000-$2,499

To make a contribution and join SSC’s Premiere Patrons, you may:

  • Give online
  • Send a check payable to "South Shore Conservatory" to
    South Shore Conservatory
    Attention: Premiere Patron Program
    One Conservatory Drive Hingham, MA 02043
  • Make a contribution by phone 781-452-7455 x. 206
FY17 Premiere Patrons