PEISO Endowment Fund

Supporting core activities and opportunities for young musicians

The PEI Symphony Orchestra (PEISO) and String Music Atlantic (SMA) have established PEISO’s first endowment fund. With an initial donation of $25,000 by SMA, the new PEI Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund is designed to support the Orchestra’s core activities, while providing opportunities for young musicians to learn.

 “This new fund represents an invaluable commitment to the future of live orchestral music here on the Island,” says David Sharpe, PEISO board president. “By fostering the next generation of talented musicians and ensuring the continuity of our orchestra’s vital work, we are creating a legacy that will resonate for decades.”

After more than 40 years of promoting string playing in Atlantic Canada, String Music Atlantic is winding down its not-for-profit operations. The SMA gift will be designated as the SMA Fund, a subset of the PEISO Endowment Fund, with a focus on providing financial support to young string players in PEI.

The PEISO is one of PEI’s most respected performing arts organizations, providing Islanders with vibrant live orchestral experiences including classical, cross-genres, family and chamber-music concerts. Currently in its 56th season, the PEISO is a proud member of the community and enriches the region through dynamic performances, comprehensive educational activities and impactful community relationships.

All donations to the PEISO Endowment Fund will be eligible for up to dollar for dollar matching from Canadian Heritage.

 Donations can be made by contacting the PEISO ( or 892-4333) or the Community Foundation of PEI at ( or 892-3440).