Great Progress: $3.1 million of $3.75 million goal
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is pleased to announce remarkable progress towards it goal of establishing an endowment. Founded in 1937 and celebrating its 81st season this year, the state's largest chorus launched in March 2017 a campaign to build an endowment with a goal of $3.75 million by July 2019. As of November 1, 2017 more than $3.1 million has been raised through outright gifts and pledges.
“We are only just beginning,” states Executive Director Michael Pettry. “The fact that so many people have stepped forward to help build this campaign isn't surprising to me, as our audience and donor base is wildly devoted. But, the pace with which they have given their support is heartening and inspiring.”
The $3.75 million campaign will establish an endowment fund with two primary purposes: Underwriting the Artistic Director position, a key component of the institution's staff, programming and visioning; and partially underwriting performances of choral-orchestral masterworks, while also commissioning new works for chorus.
“The success of the Symphonic Choir’s endowment campaign ensures that the Choir will continue to be a nexus of human interaction, culture and community for generations to come. Long after any of us has left the scene, future audiences and singers will reap the rewards of the seeds being planted today.”
– Eric Stark, Artistic Director
You may be asking “What happens when we reach the $3.75 million goal?”
Answer: We keep going! This is only the start, and we have many more artistic programming needs to be covered. With your support, we will build an endowment campaign that catapults the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir into new levels of bold, adventurous programming.
More information about the endowment campaign is available here.