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Why Give2021-10-15T15:32:41-05:00

WHY GIVE

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.

2021-22 Donor Listing of 9/21/21

Individual Giving Levels
Stradivarius Circle $100,000 and up
City of Plano
Tammy & Charles Miller
Ovation Circle between $50,000 and $99,000
Encore Circle between $25,000 and $49,999
The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation
Sandy Nachman
Symphony Circle between $10,000 and $24,999
Ebby Halliday Realtors At Preston Plano Pkwy
Frisco Association for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Wanda and Cliff Parker
Perot Foundation/Mrs. Margot Perot
TACA
Texas Commission on the Arts
Wealth Management
Fanfare Circle between $5,000 and $9,900
AWARE
Burnham Foundation/Bruce Morrice
Central Market
Sally & Bruce Evans
Karen & William Langford
Concert Circle between $$2,500 and $4,999
Atmos Energy
Ellie & Ira Barash
Jan & Craig Barber
Betty & James Muns Foundation
Dianne & Marion Brockette
City of McKinney
Ashlee Clary
Alice & Bill Hobbs
Mirna Lynch
Allison & Mike Mangum
Darlene Morford
Drs. Pat Storck & Chris Parr
Robert A. Reed
George (Robbie) S. Robinson and Lynore A. Robinson, Jr. Charitable Fund
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Veritex Community Bank
Linda & Guy Vestal
Kalman & Ida Wolens Foundation
Overture Circle between $1,000 and $2,499
The Attwell Foundation
Linda Ballard
Emma Barnum
Mary Jo Cater
Edward and Marilyn Coyle
Catherine Dallal
Karen & Jim Davis
Vicki & Rick Dean
Sharon & Jerry DeFalco
Sandra Dworkin
Lydia Feuerberg
Nancy Freeman
Frost Bank
Janet C. Gambell
Gregory Patterson Consulting
Richard Guevara
Deborah Hendrix
Jean & Ken Hill
Marilyn & James Hinton
Christine & Eric Hopkins
Carolyn & John Huggins
Marcia & Ronald Jackson
Diane and Alan Johnson
Valerie & Hal Kauffeldt
Peter Krause & Marita Miller
Marla & Stephen Kyriakos
Irma Landis
Carol & Joe Layne
Hanjoo Lee
Sheryl Mintz & Howard Mintz, MD
Maria & Richard Mott
Shirley & Dave Ogden
Janie & David Orr
Robert Paton
Plano Rotary Club
Ryan Riggs
Laura & Carlos Rodriguez-Garcia
Christina Ryan
Ann & Jack Schulik
Marcela Holley Schweers
Karen Simmons
Sandy & Mike Simpson
Lillian & Edward Stankunas
Ben and Erin Stewart
Stow Family/Horween Foundation
Bill C. Tucker
Janelle Twyford-Silvis
Kyle Veverka
Janice & James Watson
Karen & Ron Wilson
Nelson and Nancy Wilson
Elizabeth Witt
Lauren Michelle Wood
Sue & Will Wood
Diana & Randy Wright
Madrigal Circle between $600 and $999
Penn Barber
Douglas & Carol Boyle
Michael Canterbury
Sharon & Mark Fritz
Georgie & Jack Madden
Kenneth Maun
Ralph B. Muse
Janie & David Orr
Alan & Elizabeth Ratliff
Drs. Christopher Salerno & John F. Dixon.
Beverly Wester
Sonata Circle between $250 and $599
Jeanne & Martin Abrams
Nancy Adams
Burke Asher
Beverly & Kirk Bell
Rosemarie & Brian Byrwa
Suzanne Carroll
Gladys & Albert Chan
Casey and Rachel Cockrill
Sharon Cowin
Doyle & Associates – Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Tim Dwight
Sharon Tiger & Robert Edwards
Connie & Oscar Einkauf
Connie & David Eldred
Jeff Evans
Janice D Fandrick
Dr. & Mrs. Leo Fitzgerald
Lynne & William Gerlach
Ralph Gretzinger
Carolyn & Thomas Jennings
Nadene Kimple
Mike Mangum
Rick Maucieri
Denis McCarthy
Janet Mitchell
Jeff & Lisa Nickl
Wendell and Carol Pieper
Melinda Luhman Saracini
Anonymous
Jennifer Sherry
Lori & Ken Roberts
Robert Sirois
Kathi & Mike Teague
Tufton Capital Management, LLC
Ellen Watts
Paul & Anne Whiteman
Ron Wignall
Darrell Wilson
Julie Yee
Harmony Circle between $100 and $249
Sara Akers
Kim Bailey
Reva Bartlett
Kathy Blank
Kathleen Born
Virginia Brawley
College Hunks Hauling Junk
Conner Harrington Republican Women
Laura Elaine Dahlberg
Marion Elmer Deaton
Patricia Ann Egbert
Betty & Ross Farnsworth
Robert Faulkner
Jan Fisher
Linda Frageman
Beverly & Martin Gallagher
Ida Gephart
Annette & William Gieseker
Coral Glass
Gina Hadly
Michael Hairston
Vy Hansen
Susan Hasson
Pat Hatchell
Anne R. Healy
Linda & Mike Housewright
Donna & Matt Howell
Arlene Johnson
Rosie Kartalis
John J. Keating
Lois & Alan Kohn
Judy Lain
Madge & Hervey Levin
Arno Lindorfer
Robert Lipscomb
Ms. Sally Magnuson
Melissa K. Maxwell
Janice Mears
Mei Meermans
Ralph L. Mock
Barbara Gribbin Oldenburg
Jean & James Perkins
Buck & Natalie Perkins
Paul Phillips
Sheri Lynn Pixley
Randi M. Ross-Quick & Jeffry M. Quick
Robert A. Reed
Janet Schramm
Emma Smith
Capt. H.H. & Claudia Taylor
Tom Venner
Barbara Walch
Mary Beth & Daryll Wartluft
Carol K. Wieser
Linda & Robert Wilson
Jackie Wintle
Gail Zachary
Candy & Dan Zechmeister

HONORARIUMS

Anonymous
in Honor of Robert Reed

Laura Buehler
in Honor of Barbara Buehler and in Memory of Daniel Buehler

Marie Louise Donarski
in Honor of Ellie Barash

Alice and Bill Hobbs
in Honor of Sandy Nachman

Tammy & Charles Miller
in Honor of Sandy Nachman

Stan Graner & Jim McBride
in Honor of Greg Patterson

MEMORIALS

In Memory of Linda Gulick
   Alice and Bill Hobbs
   Lonnie & Suzanne Morris
   Robert Reed
   Beverly Wester

In Memory of Bertram Y. Kinzey, Jr.
   Alice and Bill Hobbs
   Gregory Patterson
   Robert Reed

In Memory of Kenneth Magnuson
   Bruce Magnuson
   Darlene Morford
   Robert Reed

In Memory of Eugene Osadchy
   Alice and Bill Hobbs
   Robert Reed

In Memory of Judy Owens
   Alice and Bill Hobbs   
   Barbara Walch

In Memory of Gertrude Perkins
   Natalie Perkins

In Memory of Robbie Robinson
   Alice and Bill Hobbs
   Karim & Debbie Genaidy in memory of Lucille Collier
   Robert Reed

BENEFITS OF GIVING

*Please note, due to current Covid-19 safety protocols some benefits may not be currently available. Please call the box office for more details. 962-473-7262, ext. 0
Gifts of $50+

Eligibility to join the Guild

Gifts of $100+

(all previous benefits plus)

Name recognition in Concert Programs and website

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 (RSVP required)

Invitations to three post-concert receptions*

Gifts of $600+

(all previous benefits plus)

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 Virtuoso 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”

On-screen recognition at spring 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

Corporate | Foundation | Government

$100,000+


City of Plano

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

$25,000-$99,999


The Dallas Morning News
The Andrea-Mennen Family Foundation

$10,000-$24,999


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

$5,000-$9,999


City of McKinney
City of McKinney

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

City of McKinney

This organization is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission.

City of Richardson
City of Richardson
The Muns Foundation

$2,500-$4,999


City of McKinney
City of McKinney
City of McKinney

$1,500


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.

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