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A strong endowment is a necessity, not a luxury. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's Endowment Fund provides critical annual income that supports all aspects of the orchestra's activities: performances, learning initiatives, and recruiting the best musicians. Friends of the LA Phil who make endowment gifts help ensure the long-term health of this institution.

Endowment donors have the satisfaction of knowing that, through their gift, they are leaving a legacy that provides the art of music for future generations. Only the income from endowment gifts will be allocated annually where the organizational need is the greatest, leaving the principal intact.

Endowment Recognition

Endowment gifts of $25,000 and above are recognized in LA Phil publications. Gifts of $100,000-$999,999 are additionally recognized outdoors in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Garden. Gifts of $1 million or higher are recognized inside Walt Disney Concert Hall on the Endowment Wall near the Founders Room.

See a listing of our Endowment supporters

Endow a Chair in the Orchestra 

A gift supporting the LA Phil's Endowment Fund to name an orchestra chair ensures the orchestra’s vitality not just today, but for generations to come by helping to build a stable, permanent source of financial support for the LA Phil. Donors who make gifts to endow an orchestra chair provide a financial underpinning that will bolster the LA Phil regardless of recession, rising costs, or economic instability. To learn more about how you can contribute to the LA Phil’s legacy, and create a legacy of your own, by endowing an orchestra chair, please email

Meet Our Orchestra & Endowed Chairs

YOLA Endowment
Support our commitment to future generations of young musicians through YOLA

The LA Phil’s YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) program provides young people, ages five through eighteen, with free instruments, intensive music instruction, and opportunities to perform on stages in their communities and around the world. YOLA’s objective is to ensure that young people across Los Angeles’ diverse communities have access to music education and all of its ancillary benefits. By making a gift to the YOLA Endowment Fund, you work toward this objective as well. To learn more about how you can contribute to the YOLA Endowment Fund, please email

Learn more about YOLA

Frank Gehry Fund for Creativity
Celebrate an Historic Partnership. Secure the Future of Innovation.

On the occasion of Frank Gehry's 90th birthday, the LA Phil has established the Frank Gehry Fund for Creativity - which honors the architect's contributions to the LA Phil both as the visionary creator of Walt Disney Concert Hall and an innovative artistic partner over nearly five decades.

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Contact Us

For further information about the Endowment at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl, or for further information on planned giving, please contact:

To Make a Gift of Stock

Please download this form and return to us by fax or mail.