By Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk | May 9, 2013
Philanthropists Richard and Helen DeVos have pledged $20 million toward the Grand Rapids Symphony's $40 million Legacy of Excellence endowment campaign.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A $20 million pledge from philanthropists Richard and Helen DeVos to the Grand Rapids Symphony has launched a $40 million endowment campaign to provide long-term support for the orchestra.
Another $12 million has been pledged by others toward the $40 million goal of the Legacy of Excellence Campaign to secure the orchestra’s future financial well-being.
The $20 million pledge represents one of the largest gifts ever made to an American orchestra’s endowment fund.