As you may suspect, achieving artistic excellence does not come easily or inexpensively. We have steep goals to meet and we know we can reach those goals with the support of people like you. And right now, your gift to the Richmond Symphony will have more leverage than ever before. An anonymous donor will challenge you to support the Symphony by matching your gift, up to $100,000 before June 30.
Your gift today helps to ensure the continued success and future of the Symphony. We are already half way there! This challenge grant’s intent is to encourage the community to come together to accomplish something great – as happens when the orchestra performs. We know if people like you join this collaborative effort, the ultimate result is making beautiful music available to everyone in our community.
Many may not realize that ticket sales and other earned revenues cover just 30% of the costs of sustaining the orchestra and education programs. Generous support makes possible the artistic excellence many have come to expect.
And your support will help us to go beyond the stage. As school budgets tighten, music and arts programs are often the first casualty. The Richmond Symphony provides musical education to more than 35,000 children each year, helping to enhance students' sense of self esteem as well as social and academic skills. To learn more, please watch this brief video:
Your gift today - along with this matching challenge grant - will help us to continue to make this a world-class community for all of us. Right now, your dollars can make double the value and double the impact.