Reno, Nevada - Following the public announcement to the audience at our opening concerts in September 17 and 18 in Nightingale Concert Hall and to the general public through the media attention it generated, we have now reached slightly over 60% of our goal in the Kathie Priebe Challenge Grant.

A significant number of donors have accepted the challenge and approached us with generous donations to the orchestra. Many RCO followers have noted the press attention yet a significant number, over 40% of the challenge grant donations, has come from new donors. Two new donors in particular have pledged $1,000 donations.

Further progress in the campaign will be announced at the next set of RCO concerts at Nightingale Concert Hall featuring violinist Bella Hristova on October 15 and 16.

RCO patrons and the general public are encouraged to make their donations either by telephone to the RCO office or online at the orchestra website: www.renochamberorchestra.org