Help Orchestrate the next 100 years

Vancouver Symphony Foundation

The 2018/19 season is a milestone year for the VSO—the first of Canada’s top three orchestras to reach their 100th season—and to ensure a secure and vibrant second century we are embarking on a special 100th Anniversary Campaign

This $30 million campaign will support the VSO and VSO School of Music today and into the future.

$25M – Will be added to our endowment Fund, bringing to a total of $50 million—the second largest orchestra endowment fund in Canada.  A strong endowment is a vital element of the VSO’s future providing secure and stable funding to help with long range planning.

$2M – Will support and expand the number of programs being offered at the VSO School of Music to meet the community’s growing demand.

$3M – Will start a fund called Tomorrow Starts Today providing working capital for the next 3-5 years while pledges to the campaign are being fulfilled.  These funds will be used to retain and attract musicians and guest soloists as well as to develop new initiatives that support the VSO’s current and future plans.

We are currently at 63% of our way to our $30 million goal.

AND, right now, your special 100th Anniversary contribution, can have double the impact!



Endowment Fund: Under the Federal Government’s Endowment Incentives Component of the Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program, gifts to the VSO’s endowment fund will be matched up to a maximum of $1 Million annually for the next five years.

Tomorrow Starts Today fund:  Currently, all gifts donated to the Tomorrow Starts Today fund will be matched by the Paul and Edwina Heller Memorial Fund, to a total of $350,000




The VSO has a number of ways to recognize and thank you for your gift and would be pleased to meet and learn more about that programs that most interest you, so that we can tailor the recognition to meet your generosity.

To learn more about the VSO’s 100th Anniversary Campaign, please contact
Natalina MacLeod at 604.684.9100 extension 283 or email

Vancouver Symphony Foundation
500-833 Seymour Street
Vancouver BC V6B 0G4

Vancouver Symphony Foundation– established in 1993

Charitable Registration Number 85410 7554 RR0001


The VSO still holds an endowment fund at the Vancouver Foundation called “The Vancouver Symphony Fund at the Vancouver Foundation”, which was established in 1961, and continues to distribute annual interest and dividends to the Vancouver Symphony Society.