Brooklyn Philharmonic Receives Largest Individual Gift in Its 53-Year History

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The Brooklyn Philharmonic has received a two-yea,r $200,000 challenge grant, the largest individual gift in its 53-year history.

Brooklyn Philhamonic board chairman J. Barclay Collins II announced his gift on October 26 in support of music director Michael Christie's tenure.

The gift is a significant contribution to the Brooklyn Philharmonic's first-ever endowment effort. The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust intends to make a gift of $300,000 to the orchestra in 2009, on condition that it be matched one-to-one by December 31, 2008. The Brooklyn Philharmonic aims to match the Trust's gift and create a $600,000 endowment by June 2009.


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