Speakers: Susan Feder, Program Officer, Mellon Foundation; Antonia Hernández, President & CEO, California Community Foundation; and Chris Looney, Principal & Managing Director, CCS Fundraising

As federal pandemic funding expires and audience buying patterns and ticket revenue continue to be unpredictable, orchestras must increasingly rely on private contributions for their current and future sustainability. At the very same time, individual, corporate and foundation donors are increasingly re-assessing their giving priorities. Many of these same donors are putting a giving focus on meeting community needs with an equity lens. There is no question that the landscape for giving in America and for American orchestras is shifting more today than at any time in history. Join this session as we explore the current trends at a macro level and within the orchestra world, gain insight into the current mindset of philanthropists and institutional donors, and envision how these donors will approach their decision-making with orchestras into the future. Hear from experts in the field, donors themselves, for strategy that you can take back and incorporate into your local fundraising efforts.

Further Resources

This session has been generously sponsored by DCM.


Become a member

Thank you for your interest in the League of American Orchestras! We are dedicated to advancing the orchestral experience for all.

Join Now