New Jersey Symphony closes fundraising campaign, exceeding goal

Posted on: June 13, 2012

In Tuesday’s (6/12) Wall Street Journal, Matthew Oshinsky reports, “The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Monday announced that it was closing its NJSO Comprehensive Campaign fundraising initiative, with the program having raised $35 million in support of the group, exceeding its $32 million goal. The campaign, launched in October 2010, was the NJSO’s effort to ‘invest in world-class orchestral concerts, reach nearly 250,000 patrons each year and contribute to the culture of New Jersey,” according to a statement released by the orchestra. It included annual support and major gifts to secure the future of the orchestra, providing needed operating funds. … ‘The three and a half years this campaign spanned have been among the most challenging economic times our country has faced,’ said the NJSO’s president and CEO André Gremillet. … ‘This extraordinary generosity speaks to the deep connections our patrons have with the Orchestra, and it recognizes the essential role that the NJSO plays as a major cultural institution in this state.’ ”

Posted June 13, 2012