endowment gifts

Make Music Your Legacy

The Endowment Funds of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, which include the Symphony 100 Fund and the David MacKenzie Fund for Music, provide the critical support we need today and in the years ahead to sustain the high quality of our concerts and educational programs.

Thank you to the following individuals who have made generous contributions to the Endowment Fund:

Naming of Annual Concert ($500,000 or more)

  • Anonymous

Naming of Annual Guest Artist Appearance ($250,000 – $499,999)

  • Patricia Plum Wylde

Principal Musician Chair ($100,000 – $249,999)

  • Anonymous
  • John and Nancy Braitmayer
  • Milan Heath Memorial Fund
  • Ann and Hans Ziegler

Section Musician Chair ($50,000 – $99,999)

  • Lucile and William Hicks
  • Heather Parsons and Andrew Kotsatos

Music Education Fund ($50,000 – $99,999)

  • The Parsons Family Education Fund

Composer Society ($25,000 – $49,999)

  • Anonymous
  • Michael and Margherita Baldwin
  • The Shulamith Friedland Memorial Fund
  • Paul and Denise Lamoureux

Virtuoso Society ($10,000 – $24,999)

  • Anonymous
  • The Barbara and Hershel Alpert Fund for Music Education
  • Jim and Carol Dildine
  • The Frauwirth Music for Youth Fund
  • Prof. James T. Griffith and Prof. Susan J. Leclair
  • Ellen Hocker
  • Nan Johnson and Alan Minard
  • The Lillian Lamoureux Music Scholarship Fund
  • Susan and Dexter Mead
  • Barry and Meg Steinberg
  • Geoff and Judy Swett

Encore Society ($5,000 – $9,999)

  • Robert Booth
  • Gertrude Trumbull Burr
  • Allan and Priscilla Ditchfield
  • Michael Esposito and Cynthia Redel
  • Drs. Cynthia and Albert Fox
  • Norman J. and Maryellen Shachoy
  • Dean and Janet Whitla
  • Terry and Chris Wolkowicz

Chamber Music Society Fund

  • Ed Ottensmeyer and Anne Donnellon

Furtado Family Scholarship Fund

  • Kristian and Judith Stoltenberg

In Memory of Kirtland Mead

  • Barry and Meg Steinberg

$1,000 – $4,999

  • Jan and Chuck Bichsel
  • Bill and Mary Jean Blasdale
  • Drs. Vanda and Alan Blinn
  • Sheila Powers Converse
  • Doug and Cindy Crocker
  • Andrea and Emmanuel Daskalakis
  • Gail Davidson and Thomas Gidwitz
  • Nelson S. Gifford
  • Myrna Hall
  • Edward and Pamela Hoffer
  • Frances Levin
  • Michael Malone and Debra Gayle-Malone
  • Kirtland and Susan Eldredge Mead
  • Joseph and Lucy Napoli
  • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Norweb III
  • William R. Osier
  • Peter Ouellette
  • Terrence and Barbara Reideler
  • Donald and Genie Rice
  • Sue and Calvin Siegal
  • Margot Stone
  • Robert Trahan
  • George and Dagmar Unhoch
  • Peter and Asha Wallace
  • John and Mallory Waterman

$500 – $999

  • Christopher and Trish Arnold
  • Josephine DuBois
  • Mr. and Mrs. William C. Prescott, Jr.

Your donations make possible our innovative educational programs.

Our educational programs serve over 25,000 children a year, and we are recognized nationally for our innovative approach and high impact. We all know of the documented benefits of children learning music, and we firmly believe that by introducing classical music to a new generation of students through our programs, we are helping them to make critical connections between music and their everyday lives, making their NBSO experience enriching on multiple levels.

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