|Beck Family CEO Mark Williams thanks the Beck Family and announces the historic gift to TSO musicians and staff at the morning orchestra rehearsal (photo by Allan Cabral).|
Largest gift ever made to the organization announced at AGM along with Centennial-year surplus
Toronto, October 16, 2023 — At this afternoon’s Annual General Meeting of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) CEO Mark Williams announced to TSO supporters, musicians, and staff that, in the 2023 fiscal year, the TSO received another historic gift from the Estate of H. Thomas and Mary Beck of $14.7 million. This brought the estate’s total giving to approximately $30 million, and the Beck Family’s giving in support of the TSO to more than $50 million. As the largest in TSO history, this transformative gift contributed in part to the organization’s 2023 fiscal year surplus, and is a testament to the Beck Family’s more than 60-year relationship with the orchestra and their abiding belief in its importance and promise.