The purpose of the Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund is to ensure that Wigmore Hall has additional resources to invest in the development of inspirational projects, residencies and unique programmes with the world’s finest performers and ensembles. Proceeds from the Fund will help fund:
The Wigmore Hall Endowment Fund was launched in 2012, boosted by a matched funding challenge set by Arts Council England to raise £1 million. Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and organisations, we were able to reach this first milestone in December 2013. The Fund currently stands at around £2.3 million.
The first £2 million of the Endowment Fund is designated specifically to add investment to the artistic programme and must be spent within the next 20 years. Throughout the 2014/15 and 2015/16 Seasons, it will provide additional support for two major artistic projects, exploring the work of Mozart and Purcell over a two year period.
Our long-term aim is to build a substantial, undesignated Endowment Fund which will generate significant and predictable income to benefit Wigmore Hall long into the future. The Fund is managed by Partners Capital, appointed by the Wigmore Hall Trust Investment Committee in 2014.
The Endowment Fund offers a vital way forward for Wigmore Hall and we hope that many more supporters will see it as an opportunity to make a lasting and effective contribution to the Hall’s future.
Donors who give over £25, 000 will be recognised on a special wooden panel in the Foyer from September 2015, which will remain in the Hall for the duration of the 25-year Endowment Fund.
Gifts of over £10, 000 are listed in the programmes for the duration of the Fund
Gift of £1, 000 or more are listed in the Foyer from September 2014 as well as on a dedicated page in our programmes from January 2014 until the end of the 2015/16 season.
All donors will be credited in a special edition of the Friends of Wigmore Hall News in Summer 2015.