Why Give2021-03-17T13:17:50-05:00


Individual Giving

Your Performance is the Important One

It is the mission of the Plano Symphony Orchestra to inspire, educate, entertain and involve the children, youth, and adults of our community in the enjoyment of great music.  Plano Symphony events touch the lives of over 190,000 North Texans annually. But even with a long record of sold-out houses, individual contributions are vital to sustain the mission.

You Make the Difference in Our Community

Your support helps makes the following possible: 

  • Concerts with internationally acclaimed guest artists

  • 40,000 children in the EncoreYouth Education Program

  • Healing Notes — combining performances with Music Therapy
  • The Plano Symphony Instrumental Petting Zoo
  • Family Series Concerts
  • Plano Symphony Education Scholarship Program
  • Ensemble performances throughout North Texas
How to Give

Please consider supporting these wonderful investments in our community with an individual donation. The Plano Symphony must raise nearly 70% of its operating budget annually. Gifts of any size are important.


The effects of COVID-19 are being felt across all parts of our community. In particular, the arts industry has been hit hard financially, and the PSO is no exception.

As result of the health crisis, the PSO has had to cancel the remainder of our 19-20 subscription series as well as all of our education and community programs, including its March School Concerts. These cancellations have had a devastating financial impact on the PSO from lost ticket revenue to expenses we were obligated to pay (March and School concert payments to our musicians). Our financial losses to-date are more than $75,000 and will likely continue to increase.

In response, the Board of Directors have established an Emergency Relief Fund with a goal to raise $75,000 to offset the negative financial impact on the PSO.

Thank you to the following donors who have made tax-deductible gifts to the Fund:

Nancy & Ray Adams
Charles Cayce
Marcio Cardoso
Zbigniew Gorski
Daisy and Hector Guzman
Alice & Bill Hobbs
Judy Lain
Sandy Nachman
Gregory Patterson
Robert A. Reed
Lori Wann
Barbara Walter
Beverly Wester
Amy Volkens Whittemore
Paddy Epstein
Michael Fendel
Cheryl Reynolds
Mei Meermans
Laura and Carlos Rodriguez
Janet Tonnesen
Julie & Matt Brada
Ellie & Ira Barash
Linda & Mike Housewright
Erin Ashmore
Sheryl & Howard Mintz
Sue & Howard Robinson
Kalman & Ida Wolens Foundation
Genny White

Receiving your support is easier than ever.  Please text FUND, in any amount, to 844-567-2108 or simply go to our website at planosymphony.org to give online.

Thank you for your support.


Gifts of $50+

Eligibility to join the Guild

Subscription to monthly Symphony newsletter

Recognition on website

Gifts of $100+

(all previous benefits plus)

Name recognition in Concert Programs

Invitations to two post-concert receptions

Gifts of $250+

(all previous benefits plus)

Guest pass for two seats to select concerts

Two complimentary tickets to your choice of a school concert performance or the
Collin County Young Artist Competition

Invitations to three post-concert receptions

Gifts of $600+

(all previous benefits plus)

Invitation to
“Mimosas with the Maestro” brunch

Annual Backstage Tour of the Eisemann

Invitation to one open rehearsal

Invitations to four post-concert receptions

Gifts of $1,000+

(all previous benefits plus)

Recognition as a member of the Virtuoso Society and an invitation to the annual Rotogravure Dinner

Priority in requests for Seat
Selection Change

Eligibility for Subscription seating in the Luxury Loge Box

Invitation to Season Sneak-Peek hosted by Maestro Guzman

Invitation to all open rehearsals

Invitations to ALL season post-
concert receptions

Gifts of $2,500+

(all previous benefits plus)

Valet parking at Eisemann concerts

Invitation to the annual
“Dinner Under the Stars”

VIP on-stage seating for all
open rehearsals

On-screen recognition at
February Concert

Gifts of $5,000+

(all previous benefits plus)

Sponsor a
musician/chair – name recognition in the program book and private lunch with musician

Private backstage meet-and-greet with musicians and select guest artists

Individual Contributors

The Plano Symphony Orchestra Association gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, families and companies who support the Symphony with a gift in value of $100 or more. Gifts listed were received prior to 2/7/19.

Tammy & Charles Miller

Sandy Nachman

Wanda & Cliff Parker

Jan & Craig Barber
Mrs. Forrest Green
Alice & Bill Hobbs
Doug Kinzey
Mirna Lynch
Pat & Bruce Morrice
Dr. Betty & James Muns
Drs. Pat Storck & Chris Parr
Luci Sampler
Lori & Ken Roberts
Mary Lou & Will Smith
Carol & Bill Tempest
Debbie & Keith Watson

Linda Ballard
Ellie & Ira Barash
Emma M. Barnum
Marion Brockette
Mary Jo Cater
Crystal & Nate Cavender
Marilyn & Edward Coyle
Joan Dawson
Vicki & Rick Dean
Sharon & Jerry DeFalco
Rebeka S. Ecker
Lucy & Jason Edling
Christina & Jay Forte
Nancy Freeman
Ross Gillispie
Linda & Matt Gulick
Jean & Ken Hill
Marilyn & Dr. James Hinton III
Drs. Christine & Eric Hopkins
Marcia Nelson Jackson
Arlene Johnson
Buzz Kolbe
Wendy & Bill Kula
Marla & Stephen Kyriakos
Lolisa Laenger
Lorraine & Paul Landefeld
Carol & Joe Layne
Jennie & Russell LeClaire
Allison & Mike A. Mangum
Deepa & Dr. Raj Menon
Yvonne & Stephen Miller
Brenda & Coby Mills
Darlene Morford
Suzanne, Lonnie & Amy Morris
Terry &u Mike Nettleton
Stephanie Nunez
Shirley & Dave Ogden
Janie & David Orr
Robert Paton
Donna Pellett
Denise & Larry Pollis
Peter Krause
Sheri Lynn Pixley
Polly & Armando Pardo
Robert A. Reed
Ryan Jared Riggs
Lynore & Robbie Robinson
Patsy & Gordon Roe
Christina Ryan
Melissa Sauvage
Ann & Jack Schulik
Bonnie & Nathan Shea
Sandy & Mike Simpson
Lillian & Edward Stankunas
Erin & Ben Stewart
Sherry & Art Stone
Vicky & Siroos Teherani
Andrea & Kent Thompson
Arla & Bill C. Tucker
Linda & Guuy Vestal
Janice & James Watson
Helga & Gerardo Weinstein
Deanna White
Karen & Ron Wilson
Sue & Will Wood
Diana & Randy Wright

Ann & Charles Eisemann
Sharon & Mark Fritz
Carolyn & John Huggins
Carol & Ralph Toll
Maria & Richard Mott
Gladys & Albert Chan
Graciela & Wolfgang Katzer
Pat & Roger Saari

Jeanne & Martin Abrams
Diane Berman
Gladys & Albert Chan
Connie & Oscar Einkauf
Connie & David Eldred
Kay & David Ewing
Janice D. Fandrick
Burke Asher & Jean Grissom
Anna Hale
Geri Hetterich
Irma Landis
Carol & Wendell Pieper
Randi M. Ross-Quick & Jeffry M. Quick
Rebecca D Warren
Annette West
Beverly Wester
Ron Wignall
Elizabeth Witt
Roe & Brian Byrwa
Deborah Hendrix

Douglas & Carol Boyle
Rosemarie & Brian Byrwa
Nancy Box Day
Janice D. Fandrick
Beverly & Martin Gallagher
Annette & William Gieseker
Mervin Ginsburg
Vy Hansen
Marcia Higgins
Linda & Mike Housewright
Pat & Ross Jantz
Gina Lin & Franklin Jia
Rosie Kartalis
Lois & Alan Kohn
Carolyn & Paul Krusac
Kathy Kuddes
Lauretta Little
Pat & Doug Matzke
Mei Meermans
Brenda & C Gwin Morris
Kathryn & Dan Mosher
Janet Schramm
Shirley & Jim Strozewski
Barbara & Richard Taylor
Claudia Taylor
Kathi & Mike Teague
Ron Thompson
Rachelle van Derven & Joe Milkes
Daryll & Mary Beth Wartluft
Melinda Allen & Michael Wasson
Anne & Paul Whiteman
Sheila & Don Wilhelmus
Linda & Robert Wilson
Madeline van der Ziel
Brenda & Sherman Steig

In Honor of Sandy Nachman
Alice & Bill Hobbs

In Memory of David W. Tuggy
Lisa Tuggy

In Memory of Lynore Robinson
Alice & Bill Hobbs

In Memory of Beth Hair
Robert Reed

In memory of Lynore and Robbie Robinson
Mrs. Margot Perot

Plano Symphony Orchestra wish to welcome our newest individual contributors.

Nathan Davis
Carmen Martinez
Patrick Boylan
Jane Liu at Jane Q. Liu Agency
Reva Bartlett
Paul Chimah
Anu Appaji
Brenda & Sherman Steig
Deborah Hendrix
Marcela Schweers
Graciela & Wolfgang Katzer
Lesley Kresie
Linda & Bob Paulk Sr.
Lindsey & Bruce Roberts
Pat & Roger Saari
Marsha Clark
David Nathan Meyerson
Bruce Magnuson
Marie Donarski
Peter Beadling
James Bond
Virginia Brawley
Robin Hall
Kenneth Magnuson
Natalie Perkins
Robert Schad
Barbara Walch
Robert Scharf
Kara Cooke
Beatrice Fendel
Shelly Collins
Ralph Gretzinger
Melinda Hall
Ann & Scott O’Blenes
Debi & Steve Olson
Nancy & John Ratcliff
Gaye & Brian Short
Marilyn Skaf
Dave Steinman
Shelley Strickland
Tom Venner
Elizabeth Zucker
Sheila Hensley
Steven & Leslie Pidgeon
Earl & Ida Buys
Liz Witt
Christopher Salerno
Bruce Magnuson
Steven Sinclair
William Walsh
Mary Beth Wartluft
Virginia Brawley
Tracey Williams
Jay Newman
Sandra & Richard Klein

Corporate | Foundation | Government


City of Plano

The Plano Symphony Orchestra is funded in part by The City of Plano.


The Dallas Morning News
The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation


Texas Commission on the Arts
The Rea Charitable Trust
The Muns Foundation
Perot Foundation


City of McKinney
City of McKinney

Funded in part by the City of McKinney through the City of McKinney Arts Commission.

City of Richardson
City of Richardson
The Muns Foundation


City of McKinney
City of McKinney
City of McKinney


Texas Health
The Freedom Foundation

What Our Members Say

The Virtuoso Society is fun, energetic, important and an extended family.

The Virtuoso Society helps to ensure that great music continues to positively impact health and education in our community.

The Virtuoso Society is a great opportunity for important fundraising by creating an ‘insider group.