Target gift helps Minnesota Orchestra surpass goal for hall renovation

Posted on: June 15, 2010

In Tuesday’s (6/15) Star-Tribune (Minneapolis), Graydon Royce reports, “The Minnesota Orchestra has surpassed its $40 million fundraising goal for renovation of Orchestra Hall. Target Corporation has donated $5 million, the campaign’s largest corporate gift. The organization has raised $43 million toward the project, which proposes an expansion and refurbishing of the 1974 hall’s lobby and surrounding terraces. ‘Surpassing our $40 million goal offers us the opportunity to add value strategically to aspects of the project,’ said Michael Henson, the orchestra’s president and CEO. ‘We will continue our Hall fundraising to enhance the quality of the project while we have this extraordinary momentum. But we now have the opportunity to focus more time on other critical elements of our overall fundraising campaign, of which the renovation is only one part.’ … In its release Monday, the Orchestra mentioned that the hall project was part of a Building for the Future Campaign, a $100 million initiative that has raised $82 million. In addition to the renovation, $30 million would benefit the orchestra’s endowment and $30 million would support artistic and education programs. The expanded Orchestra Hall is expected to open in June 2013.”

Posted June 15, 2010