Every dollar given to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra now is worth two.
The symphony has received a $1.5 million challenge grant from the Amon G. Carter Foundation and has launched a campaign called “Play Your Part: 3 Steps to $3 Million Challenge.” The Carter foundation will match $500,000 per year for the next three years, resulting in a potential $3 million in new revenue for the FWSO.
A successful $3 million campaign would help the FWSO stabilize its financial situation, Adkins said. In the past few years, the orchestra has ended its seasons with deficits ranging from $500,000 to $700,000. Although it generated $11.9 million in revenues, with 211,770 concertgoers in the 2015-2016 season, the symphony had a budget shortfall of $456,614.