Securing the Future – HHSO NAMED CHAIR PROGRAM
The Symphony is pleased to announce that two Chairs were endowed in the 2016-2017 Season.
The Robert and Margaret Gallagher Memorial Chair – endowed the Music Director Chair. through their estate.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Briggs graciously endowed the Principal Viola Chair.
Other recent endowments – 2014:
Dr. William P. and Judy F. Thorpe have graciously endowed the Principal Tuba Chair in honor and memory of Richard B. Heyman, M.D.
W. George and Marianne Krall have graciously endowed the Principal Timpani Chair
The purpose of the NAMED CHAIR PROGRAM is to attract and retain distinguished musicians for the Orchestra. Endowed Chairs provide the foundation necessary for the Orchestra to continue to grow in musical competence and stature. The Program was established to help guarantee the long term financial success of the organization
The program offers the contributor, whether individual or family, the opportunity to endow a named Chair that reflects their particular interest. Beginning in 2012, to celebrate the beginning of a new era for the orchestra, Named Chairs will be offered for either a 10 year or 20 year period and are priced as follows with the 10 year price listed first/then the 20 year price:
MUSIC DIRECTOR . . . . . $300,000/$500,000
CONCERTMASTER . . . . $125,000/$200,000
STRING PRINCIPALS…. VIOLIN II, VIOLA, CELLO & BASS . . . $35,000/$50,000
OTHER PRINCIPALS…… FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN, TRUMPET, TROMBONE, HARP & TIMPANI . . . . . $25,000/$40,000
SECTION CHAIRS……… 25% less than corresponding principal chairs.
The following chairs are available for endowing:
Violin II, Bass Principal Chairs and numerous section chairs.
All endowed Chairs are tax deductible. They may be paid over a period of up to three years. Named Chair funds are invested to maximize the potential for future return.
A sincere “Thank You” to the following members of our orchestra family who have generously supported our efforts by naming Orchestra Chairs for 20 years:
Mary and Michael Briggs Principal Viola
Fred and Sandy Caswell Principal Percussion
Marge and Paul Coble Principal Clarinet
Nancy and John Diamond Principal Trumpet
Patty and David Ekedahl Principal Oboe
Robert and Margaret Gallagher Music Director
Walter Graver Principal Flute
Hilton Head Orchestra League Principal Harp
Marianne and W. George Krall Principal Timpani
Mary Ellen and Jack McConnell Principal Keyboard
Lin and Bob Rada Principal Trombone
Estate of Adline W Schroeder Concertmaster
Liz and Walt Schymik Principal Horn
Willis and Doris Shay Principal Bassoon
Charles and Ellen Taylor Principal Cello
Dr. William P. and Judy F. Thorpe Principal Tuba
(in honor & memory of Richard B. Heyman, M.D.)
Jean S. Wolff Section Violin
(in memory of Alfred W. Wolff)
Personalized giving enhances our community’s cultural arts, enabling the Orchestra to continue providing world-class guest soloists and imaginative and masterful concerts that bring audiences to their feet, time after time. For information on endowments please contact Mary Briggs at the HHSO office, 843-842-2055.