Donations to the WSO’s Endowment Fund provide permanent long-term funding and helps to sustain a healthy, vibrant orchestra for all Manitobans for many years to come.  Our Endowment Fund is managed by the Winnipeg Foundation and is currently in the $7 million range. The WSO’s goal is to increase our endowment to $10 million by 2020.

General donations can be made toward the endowment fund, but the WSO also has many projects that can be endowed. See the chart below to see projects and costs. Contact Beth Proven, VP Development at bproven@wso.mb.ca for information on establishing your own named endowment fund.

Enhancements to the
Future of the WSO
Fund One or
for One Year
Endow
Permanently
Support General Operations/Area of Greatest Need Any amount $10,000 plus
Fund or Endow a Concert
  Weekend – Three Concerts $30,000 $600,000
  Friday/Saturday – Two Concerts $20,000 $400,000
  One Concert $10,000 $200,000
Endow a Piece of Music N/A $10,000
Fund a Principal Musician for One Year $25,000 $500,000
Fund a Musician for One Year $15,000 $250,000
Fund the Music Director for One Year or Endow the Music Director Permanently $100,000 $2,000,000
Support the Sustaining Fund Any amount $10,000 plus
Support our Brandon Tour $100,000 $1,000,000
Education Programs – Reaching the Next Generation of Audience and Musician
Adventures in Music $30,000 $600,000
Bach to School $20,000 $400,000
Nursery Notes $10,000 $200,000
Musical Discoveries $10,000 $200,000
Sistema Winnipeg $3,000 per student $60,000 per student
Up Close and Orchestral $120,000 $2,400,000
Musicians in the Making $15,000 $300,000
Rising Stars $25,000 $500,000
Matinee Series $20,000 $400,000
Community Engagement Programs – Bringing Music to the Community
Musicians in Healthcare $10,000 $200,000
Soundcheck Program $40,000 $1,000,000
Share the Music $20,000 $400,000
Cutting Edge and New Artistic Endeavors
Live Recordings of World Premiers and New Commissions $50,000 $2,000,000
New Music Festival One Concert $5,000 $100,000
New Music Festival Weeklong Festival $150,000 $3,000,000
Bringing in the Virtuosos for Opening Night $100,000 $2,000,000
World Tours $500,000 $4,000,000

Please Seek Expert Advice: The WSO strongly recommends that you seek professional advice to ensure your financial goals are considered, your tax situation reviewed, and that your legacy gift is tailored to your circumstances. The WSO recommends that you consult your lawyer or estate planner regarding the specific wording of any gift in a will.

For further information, please call Beth Proven at (204) 949-3989 or email bproven@wso.mb.ca.