Vermont Symphony reaches $3.5 million endowment goal

Posted on: January 25, 2011

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has reached its endowment goal to raise $3.5 million, a campaign that began with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary, which was celebrated during the 2009-10 season. The VSO marked the achievement with a press conference at the Vermont State House in Montpelier on January 19. “In a time when cultural organizations around the country face hard times,” said Honorary Campaign Chair Ed Colodny at the press conference, “the VSO’s audiences have been loyal and dedicated, and our programming has been innovative and rich. Now this fabulous endowment ensures stable funding for the future.” VSO Executive Director Alan Jordan said in a statement that the success of the campaign could be credited to its statewide network of volunteers, who “allow a $1.8 million operation to work like a $3 million orchestra, generating enthusiasm and awareness, selling tickets and raising funds, accommodating musicians in their homes, whatever it takes.”

Posted January 25, 2011