The Colorado Symphony will be able to pay its employees’ salaries and health insurance through Summer 2021 thanks to a $2 million anonymous gift, even as painful shutdowns continue for most non-profit arts companies across the US. The gift, which was received last year, brings Colorado Symphony’s end-of-2020 fundraising to a record $2.5 million. It bolsters the $122,000 that the Symphony raised on Colorado Gives Day; the completion of a matching $50,000 grant by the Butler Family Fund; and more than $150,000 in ticket donations “by generous patrons and subscribers from cancelled concerts,” officials said. “The significant donation will help maintain our operations as we continue to work toward a time when we can perform with audiences in Boettcher Concert Hall,” said Jerry Kern, CEO of Colorado Symphony.

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