Longtime donors give Orlando Philharmonic another $750K boost to start season

Posted on: February 3, 2012

In Wednesday’s (2/1) Orlando Sentinel, Matthew J. Palm writes, “The Orlando Philharmonic will kick off its 20th season with an extra $750,000 in its coffers, executive director David Schillhammer announced Wednesday at a sneak peek of the orchestra’s upcoming concerts. Arts benefactors Marc and Sharon Hagle of Winter Park surprised Schillhammer with the news by phone just hours before the reception for Philharmonic season subscribers, he said. The Hagles, longtime supporters of the Philharmonic and Orlando Museum of Art, have also pledged $2.5 million to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. $1 million of that money was earmarked specifically for phase 2 of the downtown arts center’s construction, which will see completion of a 1,700-seat performance hall for the Philharmonic and Orlando Ballet. … Besides news of the Hagles’ donation, Schillhammer said the Philharmonic would be launching a major fundraising campaign to bolster the orchestra’s endowment. Called ‘20/20 Vision,’ the campaign will aim to create a $20 million endowment for the Philharmonic, Schillhammer said.”

Posted February 3, 2012