Organizational Funds


Organizational Funds support your Symphony and provide vibrant programming for our community for generations to come.

The Symphony currently holds six designated Organizational Funds at the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: The Helen E. Hagan Fund for Underrepresented Musicians, The New Haven Symphony Underrepresented Conductors Fund, The Elaine Carroll and John Anderson JEDI Fund, The Ken Tedeschi Fund for Education, The Betty Gruskay Education Fund, and The William Boughton Fund for American Music. These funds amplify underrepresented musicians and conductors; further justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion; support music education; and nurture the development of American music and artistic excellence at the Symphony.

In addition to these Organizational Funds, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven manages 18 funds held in trust that benefit the Symphony including two transformative gifts that were given to the Symphony through bequests from Richard and James English. These English gifts are the result of generations of relationships that the Symphony has shared with the English family, dating back to the founding of the NHSO. While these funds are controlled by the Community Foundation, the distributions the Symphony receives annually have sustained the orchestra during difficult times like the pandemic and have helped us to invest deeply in artistry; diversity, equity, inclusion, and access; and community engagement.

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