The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Endowment
Founded in 1944, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic has grown from a modest community orchestra into one of the two largest performing ensembles in Indiana. This healthy growth has been possible in part due to the presence of the Endowment Fund. As individual and corporate contributions can fluctuate wildly with changes in the economy, the Philharmonic relies on an increasing Endowment to help sustain an orchestra of this caliber and continue providing outstanding concerts and music education programs for generations to come.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts
It is the Philharmonic's policy that gifts made in honor or memory of friends or loved ones are placed in the Endowment Fund. Gifts made to the Endowment Fund are held in perpetuity, the interest generated providing ongoing operating support for Philharmonic programs and services.

Endow a Chair or Program
Endow a musician’s chair or education program and help ensure the future of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s finest assets. Named chair and program endowments are acknowledged in all orchestra rosters and concert publications.

Named Chair Opportunities Available:

  • Assistant Conductor - $250,000
  • Principal Viola - $250,000
  • Principal Bassoon - $100,000
  • Contrabassoon - $25,000
  • Second Trombone - $35,000
  • Bass Trombone - $25,000
  • Fourth Horn - $25,000
  • Various Section Players - $25,000

Named Education Program Opportunities:

  • In-School Ensembles (2 available) - $50,000
  • Young People’s Concerts (2 available) - $50,000
  • Youth Symphony (2 available) - $25,000


Please contact the Development Office at 260.481.0775 for more information about supporting the Philharmonic’s Endowment Fund.