Resounding Newsletter ResoundingCampaign-Newsletter-FINAL- Fall 2018 - Page 2

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRS Dear Friends, What an incredibly exciting year 2018 has been for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra! In January, we publicly launched our Resounding Campaign. In May, our ground-breaking OrchKids program celebrated a decade of transforming the lives of Baltimore City youth. In August, our world-renowned Orchestra returned from its first international tour in over thirteen years, performing to sold-out crowds in concert halls in London, Edinburgh and Dublin and garnering substantial acclaim for our city, state and region. And in September, we celebrated the dedication of our first new endowed chair in over thirteen years—the Levi Family Principal Timpani Chair! These significant achievements underscore what an enormous cultural asset we have in our Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and why the time is now to play our part in ensuring its future sustainability. We want to express our enormous gratitude to the many volunteers, musicians and staff who have given so generously of their time, energy and resources to make this Campaign a RESOUNDING success. We also want to acknowledge our outstanding leadership donors who to date have committed $46.8M to this ambitious fundraising effort—allowing the BSO to further its trajectory of artistic excellence, accessibility and community impact throughout the state and the region for generations to come. Support for your Orchestra has never been stronger. Your investment has fostered one of the finest orchestras in the world. With your continued partnership and generosity, we will achieve even more, setting the foundation for another century of extraordinary music! Barbara Bozzuto Campaign Co-Chair Tom Bozzuto Campaign Co-Chair CAMPAIGN PROGRESS 72 % $46.8M towards $65M goal 2