DSO RECEIVES ANONYMOUS $250K MATCHING GIFT,
100% OF DSO STAFF CONTRIBUTES
Completion of match positions orchestra for second consecutive balanced budget
DETROIT, (August 27, 2014) – A week prior to the end of the 2014 fiscal year (August 31), the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has received an anonymous $250,000 matching gift, which will match dollar for dollar all gifts received by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The completion of the match will ensure the DSO’s annual fund goal is met, thus positioning the organization for its second consecutive balanced budget year.
For the first time in recent history, 100 percent of the DSO staff voluntarily made annual fund gifts, contributing more than $40,000 toward the match. With an annual fund donor base of more than 10,000, this final push has the potential to put that number over 11,000, a critical mass not reached since in over a decade.
These results are in line with Blueprint: 2023, the DSO’s 10-year plan for achieving sustainability announced at the 2012 annual meeting. In December 2013, the DSO announced the achievement of its first balanced budget since 2007.
Patrons may make a gift at dso.org under the support tab, or by calling 313.576.5111.
About The DSO
Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra, is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an unwavering commitment to Detroit. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the 12th Music Director of the DSO during the 2008-09. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. The DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with chart-topping musicians from Smokey Robinson to Kid Rock. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922 when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to impact and serve the community through music. For more information visit dso.org or download the free DSO to Go mobile app.