The San Diego Symphony’s THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign is a $125 million capital campaign supporting The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park™, improvements to Copley Symphony Hall at the Jacobs Music Center and the San Diego Symphony’s artistic initiatives that enhance the quality and excellence of the orchestra.

We are proud to announce that we have achieved 99% of our campaign goal and hope to count you among our community supporters. The ongoing success of the campaign is thrilling to all of us at the Symphony and we are truly grateful for the generosity of all who have given at every level.

It is a joy to hear from our donors why they choose to support this important initiative including Cole and Judy Willoughby who selected a bench in recognition of their gift, symbolizing the Symphony’s commitment to community outreach.

“Over the years we have watched the San Diego Symphony grow in quality of music, size, and service to the community. When we saw the scope and potential impact of The Rady Shell, we decided to become part of it through financial support. The Shell is destined to become one of the jewels of the San Diego bayfront.”

Illuminated benches line the bay and walkway leading to the entrance of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. They provide a place of relaxation for the community to enjoy the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and musical guest artists along San Diego’s waterfront. With a gift of $100,000 that may be paid over one to five years, you can become a part of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, memorialized as one of the supporters who recognize the importance of music and community coming together. Your support will enable us to further enhance these facilities and programming for the enjoyment and benefit of all.

Click here to learn more about THE FUTURE IS HEAR campaign and the benefits that come with contributing. To make a gift at this impactful level, email Jen Nicolai, Director of Advancement, Campaign and Major Gifts at or call (619) 237-1969.

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