Vancouver (Wa.) Symphony raises funds to keep playing

Posted on: June 27, 2011

In Friday’s (6/24) Columbian (Washington), Mary Ann Albright reports, “The Vancouver Symphony can move forward with plans for a 33rd season after surpassing its emergency fundraising goal. As of Friday, the nonprofit professional orchestra had brought in about $135,000, thanks in large part to an anonymous donation it received that day. In early June, the symphony announced it needed to raise $100,000 by the end of the month, and that if it was unsuccessful, the future of the organization would be in jeopardy. The symphony needed $100,000 to get through the summer and launch its 2011-2012 season, but even with that money, the group was anticipating having to have smaller concerts with fewer musicians and guest artists. The additional funds will give the organization some breathing room as it continues to develop a new, long-term financial strategy. … This donation, combined with money raised through two benefit concerts, a phonathon and support from the community and other major donors, pushed the symphony past its goal ahead of its deadline. The organization is working to continue bringing in donations, and a third benefit concert is being considered for the July 4 weekend.”

Posted June 27, 2011