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 ablivingstone@bsomusic.orgor by phone at 410.783.8034.


Board of Trustees – Baltimore Symphony Endowment Trust

Chris Bartlett, Chairman
Barbara Bozzuto
Kenneth W. DeFontes, Jr.
Peter T. Kjome
Rick Monfred
Barry F. Rosen
Steven R. Schuh
Andrew A. Stern
Sarah Beckwith, Staff Liaison