Ventura Music Festival
Become a Founder

Become a Founder!

Founders Circle members pledge to give $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 per year for each of three-to-five years. Commitments like these provided the foundation needed to seed and grow the Festival early on and remain essential to our stability and vitality today.

In addition to enabling VMF to pursue excellence in its year-round music programming, Founder support helps to underwrite youth and community initiatives, including Music in the Schools for young children, free public concerts, and discounted or free tickets to Festival events for students.

In appreciation for their leadership gifts, Founders Circle Members enjoy the Festival at the highest level, with benefits and special invitations throughout the year.

Ruby Level $1000

  • Recognition in VMF literature & on website
  • Priority seating, based on level of support
  • Invitation to Gala Donor/Sponsor Reception
  • Two Festival concert tickets
  • 20% discount on purchase of tickets beyond allocation
  • First access to tickets for new performances
  • Invitation to private pre- and post-concert receptions
  • Invitation to Festival launch event

Emerald Level $2,500

  • (all of the above plus)
  • VIP Concierge ticketing service
  • Youth ticket sponsor

Diamond Level $5,000

  • (all of the above plus)
  • Two additional Festival concert tickets (4 total)
  • Opportunity to book Artistic Director for Private “intro to the Festival”
VMF logo art

2017 Festival Sponsors


Julia Campbell & Ben Namba
Freddie & Al Contarino
Janet & Mark Goldenson
Hammer-Hewson Associates
and Shirley & Steve Simms
Jordan Laby
Barbara Meister

Dr. Peter Cannon
City of Ventura
Celine Gillibrand for P.W. Gillibrand Co.
Montecito Bank & Trust
Schwab Charitable Fund
Smith-Hobson Fund
Miriam Wille

Gloisten Family Charitable Foundation
Pierpont Racquet Club

E.J. Harrison & Sons
Joseph P. Reardon Funeral
Home & Cremation Service

Limoneira & Limco Del Mar

Aera Energy LLC
(for Music in the Schools)
Arianna Ashkar, Brett Ashkar,
John Ashkar & Family

Community Memorial Health System
Halter-Encinas Enterprises
Dr. Richard & Lori Reisman