The Endowment Fund is comprised of individual and foundation gifts that are dedicated to providing a permanent base of support for the Philharmonic Society’s mission and aspirations. The Endowment provides a continuous stream of funding to support the Society’s current activities and to fuel future growth. A strong endowment guarantees our ability to present Orange County audiences with the world’s most acclaimed symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists, and to provide an extensive array of music education program for youth and adults.
The Endowment Fund is invested, with the principal of each gift kept intact. Income from the investment is used is two ways: First, it provides financial security that enables the Philharmonic Society to maintain its position as a world leader in the presentation and education of classical music, and to plan for growth from a position of strength. Second, it acts as a safety net, providing a stream of steady predictable income that helps buffer annual budget challenges, should ticket or contributed income revenues fall short of operating expenses in any given year.
During the 2015-16 season, we are in early phases of a campaign which will substantially increase the size of the Society’s endowment over the next five years. Endowment gifts can take the form of one-time gifts of cash or securities, a multi-year pledge, and/or a planned gift. Those who have included an endowment gift in their estate plans can be recognized and receive benefits today as members of the Legacy Circle
. Donors can provide undesignated support or can choose to designate their support toward a certain aspect of the Society’s work.
The Philharmonic Society’s Endowment Fund is managed by the independent support organization, the Philharmonic Foundation
For more information on options for supporting the Society with an endowment gift or designating a gift for a specific purpose, please contact:
Director of Annual Campaign
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
2082 Business Center Drive, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92612
Tel: 949.553.2422, ext. 233