Pittsburgh Symphony raises $1.25 million in new and increased support, plus matching funds

Posted on: February 12, 2018

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that it has raised more than $1.25 million in new and increased support since March of last year, unlocking $1.25 million in matching funds from The Heinz Endowments,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Thursday’s (2/8) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The orchestra has also unlocked a separate $500,000 from the Eden Hall Foundation for increased support, bringing the total grant award to $1.75 million…. In March 2017 The Heinz Endowments launched a $5 million challenge grant for the PSO, promising $2.5 million in funds to the orchestra if it could raise that amount in new or increased support over two years. At this time, more than 3,700 Pittsburghers have either donated for the first time or increased their contribution to the symphony. According to Jodi Weisfield, the PSO’s senior vice president and chief development officer, the orchestra actually completed the challenge at the very end of 2017, raising roughly $250,000 in the month of December…. The orchestra last year pledged to raise $75 million by 2021 and, according to Ms. Weisfield, is about a third of the way to that goal.”

Posted February 12, 2018