What is the BSO Endowment Trust?
- The Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust is the financial cornerstone of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, established in 2006 as a separate legal 501(c)(3) organization to hold endowment assets with an investment philosophy to provide long-term financial stability. It provides essential supplemental income to fund the highest quality concert music, creative programming, and innovative solutions to the 21st century orchestra and the communities it serves. A robust endowment and working reserves are vital to ensure long-term fiscal sustainability to develop and offer cutting-edge musical and education programs to nurture and develop new audiences well into the 21st century and beyond.
- The endowment consists of funds given to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to be invested in perpetuity. Endowed funds can be unrestricted, providing a resource that are used to meet current BSO priorities and exciting new opportunities as they arise, or can be designated for specific purposes, including endowed musical instrument chairs; endowed conductor positions and concert series; innovative programming and digital enhancements; education programs and community outreach.
- For information about the BSO Endowment Trust, please contact VP of Development Allison Burr-Livingstone at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone at 410.783.8034.
Board of Trustees – Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust
Chris Bartlett, Chairman
Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr.
Peter T. Kjome
Barry F. Rosen
Steven R. Schuh
Andrew A. Stern
Sarah Beckwith, Staff Liaison