Goal 1: Endowment

Increase endowment by $6,000,000

Music Builds Community will add $6,000,000 to three endowment Funds benefiting the HSO. A well-managed endowment provides a reliable source of funding.

You may choose to make a gift to the Symphony’s Restricted or Unrestricted endowments. Or, you may choose to contribute to a fund that has been created at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for the benefit of the HSO.

Earnings from all endowments will utilize a spending plan to create a source of perpetual funds. When successful, $300,000 will be distributed annually for the operation of the Symphony.

Join us and explore how your gift will help build a vibrant future for the HSO and our community.

Browse the site for campaign updates and to read inspirational stories from donors. Examine our case statement for support, the leadership profiles, our updated list of donors, and the options available for you to join Music Builds Community.

 “As an instrumental music teacher in the Hartford Public Schools, I have seen students inspired by the Hartford Symphony performances, leading them to dream of one day performing at the Bushnell. The power of live music cannot be underestimated and the Hartford Symphony offers an invaluable tool for students to aspire towards a musical future.”

Kathy Peet
Teacher/Violist