TAWANI Foundation Commits $10 million to Chicago Symphony Orchestra

By Francisco Salazar

The TAWANI Foundation, through its founder, Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), announces that it will be committing $10 million to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSO).

In a statement, the foundation said that multi-year gift will include a $5 million challenge grant, incentivizing other donors to join the effort. The funds will help support the organization’s “SEMPRE ALWAYS: The Campaign for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,” which will secure a steady financial future for the organization by increasing the corpus of the endowment fund, paying down debt, and fully funding the musicians’ pension plan.

In a statement Pritzker said, “As a long-time enthusiast and current CSOA Board Member, I am proud to support an esteemed cultural organization like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through TAWANI Foundation. Our commitment honors the profound impact of the arts, uniting communities and inspiring generations, and it is a privilege to continue recognizing CSO’s vital role in enriching our shared community.”

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association President Jeff Alexander added, “The impact of this leadership gift from the TAWANI Foundation is extremely meaningful and wide-reaching. It allows the organization to achieve greater financial stability, sustain the musical excellence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and share musical resources through education and community programs well into the future. We express sincere gratitude to the TAWANI Foundation for this significant commitment.”