“San Francisco philanthropists Gordon and Ann Getty have been giving millions of dollars to music and arts organizations … for many years,” writes Janos Gereben in Thursday’s (9/22) San Francisco Classical Voice. “Now, once again, there is a major arts contribution announced from the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation: a $4.5 million grant to the League of American Orchestras’ Futures Fund. The contribution makes it possible for the League to help orchestras invest in learning and innovation. League President and CEO Jesse Rosen thanked the Gettys ‘for their expanded support as the Foundation partners with us to invest in the future of America’s orchestras, prioritizing innovation and helping our member organizations to advance the art form.’ The joint purpose, Rosen said, is ‘to navigate through this era of great change, giving us valuable opportunities to reach new audiences and build the resources we need to connect with our communities both inside and out of the concert hall.’ … The new grant program initiated with the donation will offer two-year organizational grants as well as short-term technical-assistance grants.… U.S.-based adult and youth orchestras that are members of the League are eligible to apply.”
Learn more about the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund here.
Posted September 26, 2016