Fischoff Wins 2014 Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence
We are honored to have received the prestigious Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. The award recognizes and celebrates the organization's achievements and comes with a $100,000 endowment challenge grant. This means Fischoff must raise $100,000 to match the award grant. We ask you to consider helping us reach this goal, and strengthen Fischoff's programming throughout the nation. All gifts are deeply appreciated. Click here to help.
From the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, South Bend, IN:
The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has named Fischoff the winner of its 2014 Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence. The Fischoff National Chamber Music Association has an outstanding track record of challenging and encouraging gifted young musicians with the world-class Fischoff Competition. The organization also introduces many of our community's young children to the joy of classical music through its Art-in-Education Residencies.
From the South Bend Tribune:
"Without question, the Fischoff competition is the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world," said Nancy King, chairwoman of the award committee and of the foundation's board. King pointed out that more than 6,600 musicians have competed in Fischoff's 40 years, including noted violinist Joshua Bell and the last four Grammy Award winners in the classical ensemble category.
From the University of Notre Dame:
"Winning this award is both heart-warming and heart-stopping," said Ann Divine. "We have had wonderful feedback and encouragement from the community and that is helping embolden us as we begin work on securing the endowment match. It is set to be quite an adventure."