BENEFITING: GARDEN STATE PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY SOCIETY
EVENT: OceanFirst Charity Challenge
EVENT DATE: Apr 14, 2014
The Garden State Philharmonic Symphony Society a.k.a. Garden State Philharmonic (GSP) has served the Jersey Shore communities since 1955, growing from an entirely volunteer Orchestra to a professional cultural organization. Today, the GSP remains dedicated to a mission of creating concerts of cultural and educational value in and for its region and to fostering activities that encourage public interest and appreciation of music as well as the value of the arts in general. The GSP, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, has a proven record of performing world-class music at the Jersey Shore featuring professional musicians and cultivating the public's appreciation of classical and classically-inspired music through community outreach and education activities. The GSP has been recognized with nominations for the 2011, 2012, and 2013 New Jersey People’s Choice Award for Favorite Orchestra/Symphony and Ocean Happenings.com’s Best of the Jersey Shore 2012.
The GSP’s orchestra, community chorus, youth orchestras and music education programs in schools throughout the region have been seriously impacted by the economics of the past decade and the redirection of funds to equally well-deserved Shore restoration projects. This campaign will safeguard that the loss of funds do not result in the loss of these programs. Your support could be the difference between the sound of music and the sound of silence for more than 20,000 people in the coming year!