- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has successfully completed an emergency $5 million fundraising drive, thanks to new donors.

The orchestra announced Wednesday that the goal had been met.

In a statement, board chairman Douglas Hagerman said the MSO board can now turn to “the big picture” - changes to permanently stabilize and capitalize the orchestra.

Individual gifts made up the largest portion of the campaign, at $2.8 million. That included 1,408 new individual donors contributing an average gift of $340.25 each, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1hYuxW5 ) reported.

In December, the MSO announced a one-time campaign to raise $5 million to pay off a $2 million shortfall, stabilize its cash flow and plan a balanced budget for its 2014-15 season.

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Online:

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra: http://www.mso.org

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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