Profiling the Gandel Foundation
The Gandel Foundation: Celebrating a legacy of generosity to secure the MSO’s future
The Gandel Foundation has been a long-term and committed partner of the MSO. Recently, a flagship gift from the Gandel Foundation to the MSO’s Now and Forever Future Fund was instrumental in transforming the MSO’s commitment to building healthy, enduring reserves to enable game-changing international engagement. This generous support enabled the MSO to successfully extend our international reach, perform on the global stage, engage international artists, and sustain our long-standing reputation as key cultural ambassadors for Australia.
In announcing the grant, John Gandel AC stated:
“The MSO plays a vitally important role in enriching our lives, and by connecting internationally they also help Australians to have that important window to the rest of the world - and experience the best it has to offer. We wish the MSO all the very best in their activities, and we are excited and honoured to be involved in helping secure their future - and we encourage others to do the same! By joining forces and building their endowment fund we can all play a role in strengthening the MSO for generations to come.”
As the first outcome of the funding, the MSO embarked on a landmark bilateral orchestral exchange program through a ground-breaking new partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra. To see more about how the Gandel Foundation’s flagship support is enabling MSO to flourish on the global stage, please see this short video.