Since 1956 the Symphony has educated, entertained, and inspired generations. Resources are needed to continue the legacy. Ticket sales, sponsorships, grants, sales, and gifts provide annual operating revenue. Legacy Giving ensures that the brilliant performances of the Symphony continue. Legacy Giving creates financial stability, attracts instrumental talent, and builds lasting relationships.
Supporting the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra endowment will ensure that future generations will be inspired by the very music that inspired our founders.
Our endowment goal is to raise $5 million. The endowment fund resides within the Cumberland Community Foundation and was established with a gift from Berte Howell to endow the Assistant Concertmaster chair.
A gift to the Symphony Endowment Fund will:
- Expand the number of students served through the music education program
- Increase the variety and location of music performances
- Maintain the artistic excellence achieved with the leadership of Maestro Fakhouri
- Financially sustain the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra
Your Legacy Gift will Educate, Entertain and Inspire.
Consider a gift of cash, an insurance policy, a gift in your will, appreciated stock, real estate, and other tangible property towards the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra endowment fund.
Or, establish your own endowment fund to support the Symphony. Your gift will ensure that the Symphony plays on and on and on.
To learn more about giving options through the FSO Endowment Fund, please call the Symphony Office at (910)433-4690 or the Cumberland Community Foundation at (910)483-4449 103.
Current Endowed Chairs
In order to build a stable financial base for the FSO into the future, an Endowed Chairs Program was instituted in 2004 at the Cumberland Community Foundation with a gift made by Mrs. Berte Howell.
Why not honor a loved one by endowing a chair of the FSO in their name? We honor our patrons of endowed chairs with permanent listing in the concert program. Naming opportunities are available for chairs endowed for $35,000 – $1,000,000.
To learn more about our Chair Underwriting program, call the FSO office at (910) 433-4690.
All endowments are held at Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., PO Box 2345, Fayetteville, NC 28302 (910)483-4449
The Fouad K. Fakhouri Endowment for Artistic Excellence
Given by Anonymous Donors
In Honor of Fouad Fakhouri, Music Director 2004-2016
Will Gillis Military Appreciation Endowed FSO Chair
Given by William John Gillis
This chair is currently held by Fabian Lopez.
Principal Players’ Society
Principal Viola Endowed Chair
This chair is currently held by Theresa Abler-Diekfuss.
The Carlos Zukowski Memorial Endowment
Given by Terri Union in loving memory of her husband, Carlos Zukowski
This chair is currently held by Nate Leyland.
The Barbara Terry Chair
Given by Ellenor and Dan Barker
This chair is currently held by Sarah Busman.
Grace Butler Keith Chair
Given by Anne and Tom Keith
This chair is currently held by Jessica Miller.
Susan and Richard Shereff Chair
Given by Susan and Richard Shereff
This chair is currently held by Tim Altman.
Phoebe Edna Williams Curl Chair
Given by Edna Curl (posthumously)
This chair is currently held by Andrew Smith.
Principal Piano Endowed Chair
This chair is currently held by Scott Marosek.
Berte Dean Carter and AA Howell, Jr. Endowed Chair
Given by Berte D. Carter Howell
This chair is currently held by Erica Shirts.
Leroy Anderson Chair for the Last Chair in Second Violins
This chair is currently held by Laurel Wachtler.
William F. Grimes and Frances Loy Grimes
Endowment for String Bass
Given by Frances Loy Grimes
This chair is currently held by Stuart McLemore.
Michael and Lynette Green Chair
in loving memory of the Samuel Fine Family, John and Ursula Green and Carlos Zukowski
Given by Lyn and Michael Green
This chair is currently held by Cat Keen Hock.