There has never been a moment like this in the Symphony’s history.

Our Vision

The Jacksonville Symphony will become the Southeast’s premier orchestra.

Our Values

Our mission is to enrich the human spirit through symphonic music.

Customer Service

We are passionate about sharing excellent symphonic music with our community and seeking ways to continuously improve the patron experience.

Cultural Citizenship

We are accessible, inclusive, welcoming and engaging, embracing collaborative partnerships that extend our reach and impact in the community.

Corporate Integrity

We are adaptive and innovative within a strong focus of discipline to our mission, vision and values, earning the respect, trust and confidence of our constituents to strengthen the vitality of our organization.

Our Strategic Plan

Key Objectives

Artistic Excellence

We will enhance our artistic product through exceptional, exciting and impactful art.

Community Engagement

We will build and nurture the audience of today and tomorrow by creating a culture of symphonic music.

Financial Growth

We will develop the financial, human and physical infrastructure required for success.

Fundraising Goals

The Jacksonville Symphony is seeking to raise $50 million by December 31, 2020.

The annual fund is the cornerstone of support that makes the Symphony’s main stage, community and educational programming possible.

By doubling the current size of the endowment, which has performed in the top five percent of funds in the country for the past twenty years, these gifts will ensure the Symphony continues to serve Northeast Florida for generations to come.

Jacoby Symphony Hall is one of the Southeastern United States’ only designated symphonic music venues, and these capital improvement funds will protect this cultural resource as well as enhance the community’s experience with the Symphony.

Funds special items, events and signature projects.

This successful campaign will realize:

Enhanced artistic excellence, making the Jacksonville Symphony a recognized national leader among American symphony orchestras.
Increased audiences through enhanced accessibility, expanded educational opportunities and increased reach, developing patrons of today and tomorrow.
Essential capital upgrades, such as acoustical improvements, patron amenities and technical upgrades to Jacoby Symphony Hall.


Gilchrist Berg, Co-Chair
Carl Cannon, Co-Chair

Robert Jacoby, Honorary Co-Chair
Robert Shircliff, Honorary Co-Chair

J.F. Bryan, IV
R. Chris Doerr
Matthew McAfee
David Strickland
Douglas Worth

A Letter from Our Chairs

“Strengthening our Jacksonville Symphony, financially and artistically, is not a luxury but an imperative.”Gilchrist Berg and Carl Cannon, Vision 2020 Co-Chairs

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