RPO kicks off holiday challenge to benefit Annual Fund

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off a $250,000 Holiday Challenge on Monday to benefit its Annual Fund. All pledges or donations made through December 31, 2022, will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $250,000, thanks to a generous donor who wants to remain anonymous.

“The programs that serve thousands of children and adults in our community are the most dependent upon philanthropy because they’re provided free of charge,” explains RPO Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik in an appeal letter that will reach thousands of RPO patrons and supporters in the next few days. “Ranging from education programs for tens of thousands of students; to the Care and Wellness Initiative serving the Alzheimer’s Association, Golisano Autism Center, Mary Cariola Children’s Center, and many other organizations; to ensemble and orchestral concerts from neighborhood schools and parks to Parcel 5 – these important programs only survive with your support.”

Donate online here, call 585-454-7311 x249, or email development@rpo.org.