In 2012, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus (LJS&C) Board members, staff and key donors saw the writing on the wall. Public resources were diminishing and budget cutbacks at the state level were affecting institutional support. An endowment of $1.5 million would provide enough income to bridge the financial gap.

Endowment assures the sustainability of the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus through a spending policy that only allows use of income produced by the funds. The principal is left untouched, leaving it to grow and increase in value for years to come. The LJS&C maintains professionally-managed Endowment funds with two local foundations: the San Diego Foundation and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. To learn more about how to make a gift to the Endowment or to advise us of a pending gift, please contact Executive Director Diane Salisbury at 858-822-3774 or at dsalisbury@lajollasymphony.com


A group of donors has challenged the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus to raise $65,000 by May 7 to help complete our $1.5 million Endowment Campaign. Each contribution made by the May deadline will be matched by this group of donors, dollar-for-dollar. That means, your gift of $100 becomes $200…a gift of $1000 becomes $2,000…$10,000 becomes $20,000! New Endowment gifts of any amount count toward this Challenge. Pledges for a future gift count, too. Use the pledge form on the link below to make a gift or pledge by May 7. Or select the DONATE button to make a gift today. Designate your donation for “Endowment.”

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