Reno Philharmonic Endowment Trust

The Reno Philharmonic’s Endowment plays a vital role in providing the financial support and stability that further our mission to produce quality, inspirational orchestral performances, support exceptional educational and outreach programs, and provide leadership in the performing arts community.

With an eye toward long-term growth and stability, the Reno Philharmonic Endowment Trust was established in 1993 by Jack & Vicki Barneson, Reed & Eiko Bingham, Doloris Darden, Jack Fegely, John & Nancy Flanigan, Conrad Hilton, and Charles & Ann Mathewson. It is carefully managed by the trustees of an independent Endowment Trust who through prudent investments and strong oversight ensure the perpetuity of the Reno Phil’s legacy.

Earnings from the trust have provided support for additional concerts, guest artists, Young People’s Concerts, music appreciation courses, and other activities. The endowment has secured consistency during periods of short-term economic volatility and financial support to help the organization grow. Investing in the arts not only enhances the quality of community life, but it also contributes to its economic well-being. By giving to the Reno Philharmonic Endowment Trust, you are providing the precious gift of symphonic music to both current generations and those who come after us.

Gifts to the endowment may be made through direct contributions, pledges, and planned giving options.

Endowment Opportunities

Gifts to the endowment can be directed in many different ways, depending on your interests and objectives.

Orchestra Chairs

By endowing an Orchestra chair, you help the Reno Phil to attract and retain the most gifted musicians in the nation. Orchestra chairs are endowed in perpetuity.

Education Programs

The Reno Phil boasts award-winning, impressive and diverse education programs. Your gift will help ensure that our programs continue to reach students and educators in the concert hall, in classrooms, and in the community.

You may choose to have your gift used in the area of greatest need, or designate your gift to support a program of particular interest to you. Please contact us to discuss your wishes and to hear about some of our greatest priorities in the education area.

Restricted Endowment Funds

Donors may choose to establish restricted endowment funds to help sustain an area of particular interest at the Reno Phil, such as a fund for guest artists or one for commissioned works. We invite you to contact us to discuss your own interests and hear about the Reno Phil’s greatest priorities.

Unrestricted Endowment Fund

The Reno Phil relies on the Unrestricted Endowment Fund to sustain a full range of programs and activities. Your gift will allow the Reno Phil to apply your funds where the need is greatest.

Each year, the Reno Philharmonic Association relies on community support from individuals, corporations, and foundations for almost one-half of its operating budget, with ticket revenue providing the balance.

Our mission is “To produce inspirational symphonic performances of the highest quality for diverse audiences and support exceptional education, outreach and engagement programs.”

The Reno Philharmonic Association is a registered 501(c)(3) organization in Nevada. Your contribution may be tax deductible under federal law.

For more information on Legacy giving, please call 775-323-6393.