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NWS Resilience Fund

NWS Resilience Fund


The NWS Resilience Fund was created in Summer 2020 in response to the devastating impact of both COVID-19 and the consequences of systemic racism on the performing arts. Seeded with $500,000 from NWS Trustee Dr. Judith Rodin, the first $100,000 was provided immediately to support the earliest phases of recovery. The Fund supports programmatic and organizational agility, innovation and transformation, and initiatives centered on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Dr. Rodin, who has written extensively on the impact of resilience on long-term success explains, “Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from crises more quickly and effectively, to learn from them, and to transform as a result.”

Under Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas’s leadership, the Resilience Fund will allow New World Symphony to expand its work with young musicians from all backgrounds, and to make the digital space more personal and inclusive.

Your gifts to the Resilience Fund will allow NWS to:

  • Adapt effectively to current and future challenges
  • Innovate in performance, artistry and education in a way that utilizes current and emerging digital technology to build a global platform and audience
  • Invest in and utilize the unique talents of NWS Fellows during an unprecedented time


*Under Gift Options, please specify “This gift is being made for NWS Resilience Fund”.


Resilience Fund Donors*:

Tracey Corwin
Kleh Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William Kleh
Judith Rodin
Susan D. Kronick and Edward Manno Shumsky

*as of August 31, 2020




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