Dear Fort Collins Symphony Patrons and Friends:

Without a doubt, 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges to our personal and civic lives. The pandemic, quarantines, masks, social distancing, and regional wildfires have altered the ways in which we gather and interact in northern Colorado (and beyond). And yet, in spite of this, there have been bright spots: we are finding new ways to communicate and work, new creativity to keep us inspired, and gratitude for little things that we normally take for granted.

Your Fort Collins Symphony is also finding new ways to meet the challenge of keeping the very best of classical and contemporary orchestral music alive. Since April–thanks to the creative determination of our musicians, board, and staff–we have been able to present a series of safe live and virtual streamed concerts, forge new collaborations with other arts groups, provide programming to students and at-risk communities, and keep our professional musicians working and paid.

As the end-of-year 2020 Colorado Gives Day approaches, we invite you to continue the generous support you have offered in the past by making a donation (small or large) today. To make your tax-deductible gift, please give directly online at the Colorado Gives website: www.coloradogives.org/FortCollinsSymphony. If you schedule your online gift in advance or make your donation on Colorado Gives Day itself (Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020), the value of your gift will be boosted by the Community First Foundation, FirstBank, and other community members. In return, you can expect more virtual concerts, creative opportunities to engage, valuable community outreach programs, and–when it is safe–a return to the live performances that you (and we) love.

In short, your ongoing partnership will keep your Symphony alive and thriving as we find the way to our new normal.

Thank you, be healthy, and of course, stay tuned!

Walt Eilish
FCS Board President

Wes Kenney
Music Director

Mary Kopco
Executive Director

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