The arts are one of life's essentials, bringing meaning, joy and vibrancy to our community. The Springfield Symphony Orchestra has always depended on people who recognize the value and importance of investing in music in our community and we look forward to an exciting artistic future. This future includes ongoing performance and educational excellence that will impact the next generation of musicians, patrons, annd audience members.
The mission of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra is to provide the highest quality of symphonic music and music education to all of southwest Missouri, commensurate with sound fiscal policies. As a non-profit orchestral organization, the Springfield Symphony's financial security and long-term sstability rests on the strength of our endowment.
What is an endowment? An Endowment is a fund of money the principal of which is held in perpetuity and invested, and from which an organization may use only the return on investment. A strong endowment provides an income stream that allows us to meet our commitments and plan for the furture without interruption. It allows us to run a world-class orchestra, maintain excellent education and community initiatives, and offer outstanding concerts year-round.
The purpose in increasing the Springfield Symphony Endowment fund is to help fill the gap between revenue and expense and to provide the means to pursue new opportunities by developing programs. The income generated by our endowment is already making a positive impact on our operations, and has the potential of providing us with long-term sustainability.