The Future is Hear
The San Diego Symphony is proud to launch its “The Future Is Hear” campaign, a $125 million initiative to support our mission of changing lives through music. The cornerstone of this campaign is the construction and launch of The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, an $85 million permanent outdoor venue and public park that will serve as a cultural hub for expanded year-round programming for our community.
THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY STABILIZATION FUND
As a performing arts organization, we will feel the impact of public health concerns for years to come. In order to compensate for the loss of earned revenue from live concerts and events, we have creatively responded to COVID-19 challenges by reimagining the ways in which we fulfill our mission while also conserving our expenses.
However, the financial implication of the COVID-19 crisis has been of unprecedented magnitude for the San Diego Symphony, as it has been for arts organizations around the country.
The Stabilization Fund is a philanthropic fund to address these financial losses so we may continue supporting our musicians during these difficult times, ensuring we'll have a strong and healthy Orchestra when we return to live performances. This fund includes salaries for the musicians and administrative staff, costs to run Copley Symphony Hall and The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, costs to produce Learning and Community Engagement programs, and costs for inviting guest artists of extraordinary caliber to perform on our stages when we reopen.
A gift to the Stabilization Fund is a gift to sustaining your San Diego Symphony Orchestra as we persevere through these challenging times so we can bring the music back to our community.
The Financial Impact of the Pandemic
Follow Our Progress
“The Future is Hear” is a $125 million capital campaign that has surpassed the 75% milestone, having achieved $98.7 million to date.
“The Future is Hear” is a $125 million capital campaign. Having achieved $98.7 million to date, we have surpassed the 75% milestone. Thanks to the pillars of San Diego’s philanthropic and cultural community, and impressive additional patron support, the Symphony is poised to bring music to more people in our community and make an incredible cultural treasure accessible to all.
“The Future Is Hear” campaign now enters its public phase, and the Symphony invites all members of the community to join the campaign and become a part of this transformational new community resource for San Diego.
With your help, the future will sound even better.
Your support of “The Future is Hear” campaign is an investment in your Symphony and your city. We invite you to make a gift today and be part of a generous group of San Diegans who believe in the importance of both music and community.
Gifts of all sizes make a significant impact. Contributions of $10,000 and above will be listed on the Donor Appreciation Wall and contributions of $100,000 and above will receive recognition opportunities at various locations around The Rady Shell and Jacobs Park. Gifts can be made over 3 to 5 years.