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Your gift will make a difference!

  • $100 provides shuttle buses to and from season concerts
  • $250 provides musicians for a school visit
  • $500 provides one year of youth orchestra activities for a student
  • $750 provides a symphony musician soloist for a season concert
  • $1,000 provides sheet music for one season concert
  • $2,500 supports one St. John’s Chamber concert

Any gift supports music in our community and is greatly appreciated!

Individual Donation Levels

All donation levels and benefits are valid for the 2019-2020 season only and are non-transferable. The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations, less market value of benefits, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

  • Conductor Society $5,000 all below plus invitation to a meal in a private home with Music Director

  • Symphony $2,500+ all below plus invitation to a soloist event

  • Bravo $1,000+ all below plus invitation to lunch with FSO leadership

  • Encore $500+ all below plus invitation to an open rehearsal event

  • Concerto $250+ all below plus invitation to a donor party

  • Overture $100+ recognition in season program book

Any gift supports music in our community and is greatly appreciated!

September 2020-December 2021 Donors

Conductor Society

Ellenor Barker

Rick and Brenda Booth

Will Gillis

Elizabeth Hubbard

Wes and Lucy Jones


Ramon and Virginia Yarborough


Gillie S. Revelle

Walter and Deborah Greene

Karl and Lynn Legatski

Susan Vick

Murray and Nancy Duggins

Pat Stang

Mary Ann Tally

Norwood and Mary Lynn Bryan

Larry and Julianne Bass

Daniel and Lakshmi Gordon

Stuart Rose and Margie Earl

Richard and Susan Shereff

Louise and Tom Brooks 

John and Carolyn Dawson 

Weyher and Jane Dawson 

James and Mary Flagg Haugh 

William H. Kelly 

Rollin W. and Frank S. Shaw

Nikolai G. Wenzel

Debbie Williams 

Daniel McInnis

Bill Kern and Elizabeth Hart


George Binder

Shirley and Jim Konneker

Christopher and Ayumi VanWinkle

Linda and Ralph Huff

Jean and John Hermann

Michael and Dina Adams 

Sandy and Jim Ammons

Mary Pride Ariail 

Juan and Maria Chavez

Vince and Brenda DePaola 

Gerald and Naoma Ellison

Robert L. Fox, Jr.  

Michael and Lyn Green

Virginia Oliver 

Judy Shackleford

The Estate of Frank Stout 

Joy Miller

Fred and Wilhelmena Sapp

Rakesh and Vinita Gupta

Warren and Linda Tillman

Les Griffin

Richard and Mary Webb


Ed Nash 

Beth Keeney 

Robert Ray

Grace McGrath

Jackie Weyhenmeyer

Elizabeth K. Pate

Colleen and Billy Wellons Jr.

Gertrude Eyman

Winnie Grannis

Catlett Dentistry

Crispian Consulting, Inc

Rachel Dixon

Harold Keen

Michael and Mary Leyland  

Sammy and Carol Short 

Mike and Martha Lerario

Heckler Brewing Company

John and Shirley Malzone

Eric Lindstrom and Kennon Jackson

David McFadyen


Olga “Bo” Thorp

Stephen and Rhonda Gooding

Elizabeth Keever

Joyce and Ole Sorensen

Mayon and Maclyn Weeks

Larry and Betty Parsons

Barrett and Elizabeth Lowe

Robert and Suzanne Pinson

Donald and Sharon Ruther

Marie Shaw Dee

Tommy and Grace Hall

Parker Lindsay

Ed and Becky Allison

Vito Amoroso 

Frank and Annette Braier 

David Burke and Rhonda Haskins 

Mary Burke

Betty J. Caviness

Debra Franklin Chestnutt

Tony and Ann Cimaglia

Charlotte Davis 

Christopher Herrell

Mary and John Holmes

Joel Horowitz and Karen Jones

Robin Kelly 

James and Margaret Kennedy

Colleen Kritz 

Catherine LeCleir-Salas

Arthur and Sharon Maxwell

Frances McDuffie

James and Leigh Anne McLean

Jason and Talene Munson

Nora Norton

Betty-Neill G. & Larry W. Parsons 

Zach Pritchett 

Ray and Wendy Quesnel

Wayne Riggins

Mary Schneider

Barbara Sexton

Kevin and Rhonda Thomas

Joseph and Wendy Vonnegut

Carolyn Cone Weaver

Roy Weaver

Lamar and Debbie Williams 

Tom and Ingrid Froneberger

Judy Dewar

Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority 

John Raper

Irmgard Leykamm

Jean and Steven Moore

My Linh Nguyen

Neill Ray

Clara MacMillan

Bennett Hayes

Bettye Grady

Carolina Sanders

Patti Carlin Monroe

Joyce Lipe

The Klinck Family


Sammy and Joy Choi

John Michael and Anna Marr

Jennifer Gilbertson

Frances Collier

Dudley Buck

Sheldon and Polly Strickland

Thomas and Maxine Donnelly

Bud Lafferty

Fatrice Currie

Michael Ruff

Wayne and Toi McGary

Sarah Taylor Parsons

Christine Plummer

Anish Shah

Claire Shaw

Manuel and Josefina Tayao 

Josef and Cynthia Warren 

Michelle Wilson 

Amy and Grant Steffan

George Little

Cassandra McMillion

Ella Wrenn and Matthew Jackson

Sybil Sasaki

Renee and Jon Lane

Dwight Smith and Calvin Mims

Laura Adams

In Memory

In Memory of  Robert “Bobby” Nimocks

Tony and Ann Cimaglia

Claire Shaw

In Memory of Eleanor “Ellie” Weaver

Roy Weaver

In Memory of Susan “Su” Vick

George Little

The Klinck Family

In Memory of Virginia Yarborough

Richard and Susan Shereff

In Honor

In Honor of her Wonderful Grandmother, Clara MacMillan

Laura Adams

In Honor of the FSO Staff

Patti Carlin Monroe

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (888)830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the state.

Featured Musician

Laurel Wachtler – Violin

Laurel Wachtler, violinist, hails from New Mexico, where she graduated with a B.S.
degree from New Mexico State University. She has played in numerous orchestras
while following her Air Force husband’s career, including Phillips Orchestra and
Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland where she was principal second violin. Upon
arrival in Fayetteville, Laurel began performing with Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and is in her 25th year. She is a frequent performer with Florence Symphony,
Wilmington Symphony, and Carolina Philharmonic. Laurel has been a part of the
Snyder Memorial Baptist Church orchestra and The Singing Christmas Tree productions
for 13 years. She has maintained an active private studio since 2010 teaching violin and
beginning piano.

Laurel was the assistant director for FSYO strings and Sinfonietta for four years and has
now become the director of Sinfonietta. She is involved with both string youth groups,
including summer camps.

Outside of music, Laurel’s interests include flying airplanes, scuba diving, hiking,
gardening, and singing with The Coventry Carolers. She is also a volunteer tax preparer
for AARP’s Tax-Aide program.

To Educate. To Entertain. To Inspire.

The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1956 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire the citizens of the Fayetteville, North Carolina region as the leading musical resource.  Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cultural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and the southeastern North Carolina region.

The Fayetteville Symphony typically performs 8 concerts during any given season performing both at Methodist University and Fayetteville State University. Partnerships with other agencies include collaborative performances with Cape Fear Regional Theatre, chamber concerts at St. John’s Episcopal Church, as well as the city’s annual Independence concert with fireworks. The Symphony brings music to the schools and the community by performing educational concerts, as well as having its own Fayetteville Symphony Youth Orchestra, after school strings and summer music camps.

This organization is supported in part by a space grant from the BB&T Term Endowment of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

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