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corporations, foundations, and other granting agencies. Three volunteer groups also are under the domain of the department—the Auxiliary Volunteers and the CSO League. The Auxiliary Volunteers assist staff in various departments with routine duties, special projects, and public functions. Founded in 1968, the CSO Associates (originally called the Junior Governing Board, and subsequently the Business and Professional Association) is composed primarily of young professionals whose fundraising and educational activities have made a significant contribution to the organization. The CSO League, founded in 1934, has a long tradition of coordinating the Orchestra's biggest fund- raising events, such as the Viennese Ball, Corporate Night, Symphonython, and Opening Night ceremonies, as well as a Musician's Luncheon and other more intimate events. Members of the CSO League are active in educational activities as well. Through their Docent Program, trained volunteers present lecture/discussions to students and patrons.

Records of the Development Department consist of correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, photographs, invitations, newsletters and other print material, and reports. The records supplement Finance Department data with specific profiles on individual and corporate donors, Trustees and Governing Members, and their gifts and bequests. Correspondence within this group frequently details composer commissions, special projects, instrument purchases, and major campaign donors. As event planning is a major function of this department, photographs of events and publicity for and about the events make up a large portion of the collection and form part of the Annual Fund series.

Records of Finance and Administration

Date Range: 1890-[ongoing]

Size of Collection: 28 linear feet (65 boxes)

Series Description: Record group FIN is arranged in six series: A. Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration; B. Annual Financial Statements and Auditor's Reports; C. Pension Fund; D. Media Royalties; E. General Ledgers, Charts of Accounts, and Cash Books; and F. Tax Records.

Access: Selected corporate records are closed for a 30-year period. Some series in this group contain confidential materials and are not open to the public; only series B and E are currently included in our online catalog. Please consult the Archives for further information.

Quick Search Tips: To search the online catalog for a specific series within this record group, enter under Keywords the record group code FIN followed by a hyphen and the series letter. Example: to retrieve a list of Annual Financial Statements use Keywords: FIN-B.

Members of the Board of Trustees handled all financial transactions until 1925, at which point a regular staff member took over the duties of comptroller. A Finance Department was formed in 1963 and is currently responsible for administering payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable; maintaining bank relationships and business insurance; financial reporting and planning; coordinating staff planning, facilitating staff development, and overseeing employee relations for all administrative staff; managing employee benefits and maintaining employee records for both orchestra members and administrative staff; and providing information systems services and support.


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