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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on establishing your own named endowment fund.
|Enhancements to the
Future of the WSO
|Fund One or
for One Year
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Community Engagement Programs – Bringing Music to the Community|
|Musicians in Healthcare||$10,000||$200,000|
|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|
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 email@example.com.