Friends of the Symphony

Fundraising and Endowed Chairs

The Friends of the Symphony supports your Fort Collins Symphony through fundraising efforts, volunteering, and the Friends Endowment. Since its first fundraising event in 1964, the Friends (formerly the Guild) has generated over $1 million of financial support to FCS. We are the largest single donor to the symphony!

2018-2019 Friends membership raised more than $12,000 to sponsor the FCS Masterworks # 4 concert. This was in addition to $6,250 given to support the February FCSO Musical Zoo Grand Finale performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Further donations included $250 in support of Composer Talks and $250 for FCS rehearsal refreshments.

The Friends of the Symphony endowment, totaling over $488,000, resides in a balanced pool at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. With the Fall of 2020 contribution of $19,753, the Friends have donated a total of $162,376 to support orchestra salaries.

Anyone interested in contributing to the Friends of the Symphony Endowment or in establishing another named chair, please contact Kay Edwards, Friends of the Symphony Endowment Chair, at 970-484-9465 or kfedwardo@aol.com.

Friends of the Symphony Endowed Chairs