The Mary Briggs Youth Foundation

The Mary Briggs Youth Foundation has been established by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors in honor of former President and CEO Mary Briggs to recognize her leadership and contribution to the HHSO and community.

The mission of the Mary Briggs Youth Foundation is to encourage charitable giving so that the fund may provide financial support to aid current needs in the area of Music Education. With Mary’s committed focus on music education, new youth programs have been initiated in our local community, including programs at the Hilton Head Boys & Girls Club and the Music Bridges program in local schools.

Through her initiatives, the orchestra also engages talented young musicians with national reputations as concert soloists. Many of them received their training through The Sphinx Organization, a Detroit-based national organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. For three years, Briggs was invited to attend the Sphinx Medals of Excellence event at the United States Supreme Court and was previously invited to attend the Carnegie Hall Youth Program training.