Lansing Symphony’s challenge grant from law firm

Posted on: February 3, 2010

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra in Michigan has been issued a challenge grant from Loomis Law Firm to raise $90,000 of new or increased contributions by June 30, 2010. The firm, also based in Lansing, will match all new or increased contributions on a 1:3 basis; the firm will donate one dollar for every three dollars of new development income the orchestra receives, for a $120,000 total campaign goal. The LSO notes that the challenge comes as the orchestra has seen a decrease in its corporate and individual contributions due to the economy, while its ticket sales have been strong, with a 3 percent increase in subscription sales so far this season, and single-ticket sales up 22.2 percent. “We are proud of our relationship with the Lansing Symphony, an organization that adds so much to the quality of life in our community,” said Jack Davis, a Loomis partner. “We hope this challenge encourages other businesses and individuals to make their own investment in the LSO.”

Posted February 3, 2010