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Leaving a Gift in your Will

Each year more than 250,000 people have experienced the APO live. The orchestra reaches across cultures and communities, enabling everyone to experience the power of music to change lives. This can happen through the pleasure of hearing great symphonic works, the sense of accomplishment experienced by a young person learning an instrument or the events that bring music into a community.

By leaving the Auckland Philharmonia Foundation a gift in your will, you can help build the APO’s future without impacting on your life now.  Your legacy will ensure that others are touched by music as you have been and that Aucklanders continue to enjoy orchestral music for years to come.

The Auckland Philharmonia Foundation is dedicated to stewarding and investing this money wisely. It regularly supports specific needs including scholarships for players, improvements to rehearsal spaces and orchestra development. 

“As an Aucklander for the whole of my life, I really love this beautiful city and, for me, having a superb orchestra is an essential part of what makes Auckland a wonderful place to live.  The growth and development of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra has been for many years and sill remains one of my passions.  Having remembered the orchestra in my will, I can be confident that I am supporting its future”.  

   – Carolyn Reid, Legator and Founding APO Crescendo member

No matter the size, every gift in a will makes a difference.

So once you have made provision for your loved ones, please consider leaving a gift in your will to support the future of the APO.

How your gift will be managed and used

The APO strives to use every gift in a way which will have the greatest impact.  Every year we reach over 250,000 through our main stage concerts and education, outreach and community programmes. 

Your gift will be invested in an endowment fund which will be used to secure the long term future of the orchestra. It will:

  • help the orchestra grow its number of players
  • promote musician recruitment and retention
  • provide player scholarships
  • help secure a new home for the APO
  • increase the size of our education, community and outreach programme
  • help with player development
  • take music to greater Auckland and into more communities

If you’d like to know more

Contact Samara Somerville-Petch: (09) 638 6266 ext 247 or [email protected]

Read the answers to Frequently asked questions about gifts in wills.

We are hugely grateful to anyone who considers leaving us a gift in their will, no matter how big or small.  Our legacy charter outlines our promises to anyone considering supporting us in this way.




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