City and county officials work to incentivize private fundraising for San Antonio Symphony

Posted on: January 11, 2018

“San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff have announced plans to incentivize private fundraising in an effort to jump-start donations for the San Antonio Symphony,” reports Troy Blevins on Tuesday (1/9) at San Antonio TV station KSAT. Facing financial difficulties, the orchestra announced last week it would significantly trim its current season. “City officials said the City Council will consider a plan that would allocate previously budgeted funds to support the symphony as fundraising, operational and performance milestones are achieved over the next six months. The fiscal year 2018 city budget includes $614,000 for the symphony, of which $368,400 remains, officials said. Payments were temporarily halted pending a decision about the current concert season. Nirenberg and District One Councilman Roberto Treviño have since been working with city and county officials to ensure the symphony’s season continues… Bexar County Commissioners Court is expected next Tuesday to consider a proposal to pledge $350,000 in new, direct financial support, which would match future private fundraising…. Wolff and Nirenberg announced intentions to jointly initiate a strategic analysis of the symphony.… ‘We’ve heard an outcry to help save the symphony, and we’re helping find a long-term solution,’ Wolff said.”

Posted January 11, 2018