Peter Dobrin reports:
Musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra are ending the season in unison, contributing a total of $74,000 to the organization that employs them. The donation represents 100 percent participation by the orchestra’s 96 members, according to leaders of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association….
“I don’t remember another occasion in my nearly 40 years with the orchestra when the musicians have made such a significant financial contribution to the POA,” said orchestra cellist Gloria dePasquale….
Nonprofits strive for 100 percent participation in campaigns and annual funds because, beyond the money itself, the gesture signals unity.
Full report here.