About the Academy
Along with the Anniversary Concert and Ball, the Restoration and Preservation Fund Annual Giving Campaign is a significant fundraising effort for the Academy of Music.
The 160th Anniversary Concert and Ball will be held the evening of Saturday, January 28, 2017.
The Academy of Music is currently owned by The Philadelphia Orchestra and managed by Kimmel Center Inc. but the long-term caretaking of the building is overseen by a third entity: the Academy of Music Restoration Fund Office, a non-profit with its own board of trustees and a mission to raise all the money required for the ongoing capital projects that ensure the structural integrity and long-term preservation of a National Historic Landmark.
While Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, the Kimmel Center, and The Philadelphia Orchestra all present wonderful performances on the Academy of Music stage, not one dollar of the proceeds from ticket sales or from any of the private events held at the Academy goes to support the fundamental upkeep of this magnificent, but aging, building.
The Academy of Music Restoration Fund Office raises funds in just two ways:
- The annual Anniversary Concert and Ball
- The Restoration and Preservation Fund Annual Giving Campaign