Over 400 community members joined forces by contributing $107,433 in gifts to Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 90th Birthday Campaign in support of TSO Music Education Programs. Launched with a $37,000 matching challenge from the TSO Board of Trustees, Honorary Council, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra League, the campaign is one of the organization’s most successful fundraising efforts of the last decade.
Each year the TSO relies on community support of $3.8 million to achieve its mission to engage, educate, and transform our community through live musical experiences of the highest quality. The TSO invests over $300,000 annually in the community by producing seven strong and vigorous education programs throughout the school year. The nationally-recognized programs are presented every year in 90 schools from Southern Pinal County to the Arizona-Mexico border, impacting over 40,000 students and teachers each year. One of these programs, The Young Composers Project, has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for twelve consecutive years.