In 2017-2018, Friends membership donated $12,000 to sponsor the FCSO performance of the Masterworks #4 at Lincoln Center, $7,700 to support the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” as Grand Finale of the 2018 Musical Zoo, and $3,000 to supplement the Friend’s International Music Exchange Fund. Further donations included $250 in support of Composer Talks and $250 for FCSO rehearsal refreshments. Our annual donations thus totaled $20,200 beyond those from the FOS Endowment fund.
Friends/Guild have generated over $1 million of financial support to the Symphony since the first fundraising event in 1964. We are the largest single donor to the Symphony!
The Friends have agreed to again sponsor a Masterworks Performance in 2018-2019, which will be the Masterworks Concert #4, on March 2, 2019. The Friends will provide volunteer support to smaller fundraisers developed by FOS and the FCSA as they arise and to other Symphony activities.