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The NBSO expresses its deep appreciation to all who support our concerts and educational programs. Donations of $100 or more received between September 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018, are listed below.
Season Underwriters
Concert Sponsors
Corporate Support
  • American Research & Management Co.
  • Beauregard, Burke & Franco
  • Diana Henry Realty
  • Isaksen Fishing Corp.
  • Kinlin Grover Realty
  • Russell Morin Catering & Events
  • Music at St. Anthony’s
  • Oral Surgery Associates Southcoast, Inc.
  • Robert Paul Properties, Inc.
  • Seamark Financial Services, Inc.
  • Shuster Corporation
  • Southcoast Health
  • Spherion Staffing Services
  • Sylvia Group of Insurance Agencies
  • The Symphony Music Shop
  • Turowski2 Architecture, Inc.
Education Sponsors
  • DeMello International Center
  • First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union
  • St. Anne’s Credit Union
  • Marlissa Briggett and Peter Necheles
  • Elsie Fraga
  • The Hausladen Family
  • Jessica and Aaron Novy
  • June Strunk
$100,000+
  • A Friend of the NBSO
  • Anonymous
$10,000+
  • Andy Kotsatos and Heather Parsons
  • Dexter and Susan Mead
  • Elizabeth Morse
  • Ann and Hans Ziegler
$5,000+
  • Charles and Christina Bascom
  • John and Nancy Braitmayer
  • Kenneth and Wendy Joblon
  • Paul and Denise Lamoureux
  • Michael Malone and Debra Gayle-Malone
  • Harry and Pam Norweb
  • Jane and Neil Pappalardo
  • Sandria Parsons
  • Geoff and Judy Swett
$2,500+
  • Jan and Chuck Bichsel
  • Bill and Mary Jean Blasdale
  • Robert Booth
  • Allan and Priscilla Ditchfield
  • Barbara Gee
  • Myrna Hall
  • Dorothy A. HebdenHeath
  • Ellen Hocker
  • Edith R. Lauderdale
  • Prof. Susan J. Leclair and Prof. James T. Griffith
  • Nancy and John Mills
  • Joseph Napoli
  • Donald and Genie Rice
  • Norman J. and Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy
  • Barry and Meg Steinberg
  • Margot Stone
  • John and Mallory Waterman
  • Dean and Janet Whitla
  • Anonymous
$1,000+
  • Milton and Marilyn Adams
  • Patricia and John Baillieul
  • Virginia and Robert Becher
  • Anne and Charles Bedser
  • Tom and Ellen Bowler
  • Gertrude Trumbull Burr
  • Sally Conkright and William Rogerson
  • Sheila Powers Converse
  • Mimi Coolidge
  • Mary and Michael Curran
  • Andrea and Emmanuel Daskalakis
  • Robert and Susan Daylor
  • Dr. Leslie and Mrs. Helen DeGroot
  • Mary Dermody and Lawrence Kupferschmidt
  • Jim and Carol Dildine
  • Michael Esposito and Cynthia Redel
  • Ralph and Merry Eustis
  • Drs. Cynthia and Albert Fox
  • In memory of Shulamith R. Friedland
  • Marjorie and Nick Greville
  • Tom and Ava Hallam
  • Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Higgins
  • Dr. Edward and Pamela Hoffer
  • Lisa and Bill Holmes
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jack Howard
  • Nan Johnson and Alan Minard
  • Sally Johnston
  • Luana Josvold and Gary Johnson
  • Taylor and Richard Kane
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Killian
  • Trudy Kingery
  • Stephen and Suzanne Kokkins
  • Scott and Monica Laurans
  • Frances Levin
  • John and Doris Ludes
  • Peter L. Macdonald and Dora Beatty
  • John and Katie Mannix
  • Susan Eldredge Mead
  • Faith and Dick Morningstar
  • Joop and Ria Nagtegaal
  • Joseph J. Nauman
  • Ed Ottensmeyer and Anne Donnellon
  • Peter Ouellette
  • Ute and Patrick Prevost
  • C. James and Karen Prieur
  • Terence and Barbara Reideler
  • John Sherburne Reidy
  • Judith and Robert Rosbe
  • Sue and Calvin Siegal
  • Robert B. Smith
  • Paul and Karen Snyder
  • St. Aidan’s Chapel
  • Thomas Stritter and Rachael Kolb
  • Michael and Katherine Sudofsky
  • Anne Tinker and John Henderson
  • Robert Trahan
  • Joan Underwood and Geoffrey Taylor
  • George and Dagmar Unhoch
  • In memory of Roland G. Vanasse
  • Henry and Marion Wainer
  • Peter and Asha Wallace
  • Anonymous
$500+
  • Nancy and Peter Anas
  • Lucy Aptekar and Gerry Leader
  • Christopher and Trish Arnold
  • Drs. Vanda and Alan Blinn
  • Linda and John Bodenmann
  • Edward and Elizabeth Brainard
  • Earl Briggs
  • Joseph D’Arrigo
  • John and Zelinda Douhan
  • William and Deborah Elfers
  • Gail and Tom Gidwitz
  • John and Anne Gorczyca
  • Lila Greene
  • Nicholas and Susan Iwanisziw
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith W. Kauppila
  • Cynthia and Christopher Latham
  • Richard and Anne Lucas
  • Demarest Lloyd Macdonald
  • Regina Mak and Kar Ching
  • William R. Osier
  • Robert and Phyllis Partridge
  • Sarah Pinney
  • Richard Pline and Roseann Radosevich
  • Mr. and Mrs. William Prescott
  • Susan Canaday Tillman
  • Marjorie Williams and Michael Tushman
  • Margaret Wool and Vincent Mor
  • Mrs. Thomas E. Zipoli
$250+
  • Alan Bates and Michele Mandrioli
  • Lee Ann Bordas
  • Andrew and Amy Burnes
  • Peter Campisano
  • Dr. Suzanne Caron and Dr. Matthew Esposito
  • Janice Clark
  • Tony and Sharon Connors
  • Dr. and Mrs. John Conway
  • Barbara and Andrew Dadagian
  • Susan and Robert Darnton
  • Peter and Patricia Dean
  • Kathy Dinneen
  • Jim and Mary Faughnan
  • Terry and Nini Freiberg
  • Sam and Gerry Gray
  • Edward and Barbara Haddad
  • Ann M. Harris
  • Leslie Hill and Alan Stone
  • Paul and Ellen Iannini
  • Carol and Bob Irvine
  • Ellen and Robert Kaplan
  • Mary Ellen Kennedy
  • Ronni Krasny
  • Edward and Nancy Kurtz
  • Linda Lane
  • Chris Makepeace and Marilyn Whalley
  • Gerard and Barbara Martineau
  • George and Beverly McTurk
  • Gilbert and AnnMarie Medeiros
  • William Miller
  • Ed and Anne Motley
  • Leon and Sophia Navickas
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O’Connell
  • Robert and Carolyn Osteen
  • Dr. Elisabeth Pennington
  • Dr. Allan Pineda and Dr. Mary Manning
  • Robert and Ruth Prentiss
  • Anthony Sapienza
  • Heather and Kit Sawitsky
  • Martha and Steven Shuster
  • Sylvia and Eivind Strand
  • Nonie Walder
  • Richard and Norma Warburton
  • Donald and Ellen Watson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gurdon Wattles
  • Mrs. Diana M. Worley
  • Stephen and Whitney Wynne
  • Laima and Bertram Zarins
$100+
  • Jack Belkin
  • Bonnie Bower and Mark Hosley
  • Jane Brightman
  • Deborah P. Brooke
  • Nancy, Meyer, and Samuel Brown
  • Patricia and Richard Burke
  • Thomas and Linda Bush
  • Lizanne and Malcolm Campbell
  • William Cantor and Kris Eastman
  • Gloria Clark
  • Greg and Kathy Clear
  • Jane and Cornelius Coleman
  • Anne Converse
  • Albert J. Corbeil
  • Scott Corin and Nina Blumenthal
  • Michael Couture and Diane Brown-Couture
  • Bob and Vickie Cunningham
  • Donald and Kari Douglas
  • Ben Dunham and Wendy Rolfe-Dunham
  • Rose Dupont
  • Ned and Harriet Dwyer
  • Norma L. Dyer
  • Randall Elgin and Mark Whalen
  • Pam and John Evans
  • David and Kate Fentress
  • Clare Healy Foley and Paul Foley
  • Don and Carole Foster
  • Timothy Francis
  • Karen M. and George Gardner
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Garfield
  • David Gilbertson and Carolee Matsumoto
  • Gordon and Cathleen Goodfellow
  • Barbara Grunkemeyer
  • Frederic and Johanna Hood
  • Keith and Erin Hovan
  • Barbara and Ronald Kaplan
  • Mark and Nancy Keighley
  • John Kelleher and Viki Fowler
  • Diane and Karl Kozak
  • Michael and Susan Kramer
  • Rob and Beth Ladd
  • Melvin and Katherine Levine
  • Ken Lipman
  • Elizabeth Lufkin
  • Robert and Carolyn Lytle
  • David Marks
  • Yvonne Marquis
  • Hank Mastey
  • Peggy McDonough
  • McKinley Family Gift
  • Barbara McManus
  • Alice and Dave Morgan
  • Charlie and Louise Nadler
  • Adrienne and John Noble
  • Bartley Nourse
  • Maurice and Teresa Ouellette
  • Gilbert Perry and Donna Sachs
  • Larry and Jackie Philla
  • Kathleen Reed
  • Kyle and William Riseley
  • Robert and Barbara Sanderson
  • Tom and Kate Schmitt
  • Robin and Tim Shields
  • Albert and Joyce Signorella
  • Ray and Charlotte Smith
  • Dr. Alan and Linda Solomon
  • Sally Spooner
  • Jane Stankiewicz and Mark Southworth
  • Wendy and Jeremy Stern
  • Robert and Judith Sterns
  • Louise Sylveser
  • Dr. John and Mrs. Susan Teal
  • Adrian Tio and Kim Barry
  • Mary Tomlinson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Toomey
  • Unger LeBlanc Strategic Communications
  • Richard and Barbara Van Inwegen
  • Michael and Blair Walker
  • Joanna and Loring Weeks
  • Kent and Nina Willever
  • Mr. and Mrs. David and Grace Wyss
  • Anonymous
Matching Gifts
  • Benevity
  • IBM
  • Merck Gives Back
  • State Street Bank
Foundations
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • The Howard Bayne Fund
  • Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation
  • The Carney Family Charitable Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts—Acushnet Foundation Fund
  • Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts—Henry H. Crapo Foundation Fund
  • Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts—Stasia Gorczyca Endowment Fund for the New Bedford Symphony
  • Demoulas Foundation
  • The Frauwirth Music for Youth Fund
  • Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation
  • Island Foundation, Inc.
  • Leonard and Hilda Kaplan Charitable Foundation
  • League of American Orchestras
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Nelson Mead Fund
  • New Bedford Day Nursery Fund
  • Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation
Special Support
  • Learning in Concert program support provided by Concerts at the Point for Fall River, Westport, and Tiverton elementary schools and by Up with School Arts for Little Compton and Middletown elementary schools. Education program support provided in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well grants from the following Local Cultural Councils, which are local agencies supported by the MCC, a state agency: Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Somerset, and Westport.

Support the NBSO

Advertise in the concert program book or sponsor a concert.

More information on becoming a sponsor.

Make a personal or business donation.

Endowment Funds

The Endowment Funds of the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra provide critical support for sustaining the high quality of our concerts and educational programs.

  • The Symphony 100 Fund
  • The David MacKenzie Fund for Music
  • The Lillian Lamoureux Music Scholarship Fund
  • The Barbara and Hershel Alpert Fund for Music Education
  • The Shulamith Friedland Memorial Fund
  • The Frauwirth Music for Youth Fund
  • The Parsons Family Education Fund

To make an endowment gift or to learn more about endowment giving options, including leaving a bequest to the NBSO in your will, please contact us at 508-999-6276 or info@nbsymphony.org.

We are very pleased to announce that in the quiet phase of the endowment campaign we have raised $1.5 million towards our goal of $2 million. We have now begun the public phase of the campaign and need your help to bring it to a successful conclusion. Your support will:

  • Ensure the resources necessary for musician compensation to maintain the high quality of the orchestra.
  • Create “Classical Music Anywhere” programs that will bring innovative concert experiences to new and unexpected places and diverse audiences throughout the South Coast.
  • Provide strong support for our nationally recognized educational programs.
  • Expand educational programs to provide musical instruments and lessons to low-income, at-risk children in the South Coast.

Gifts in any amount are most appreciated and are recognized in the NBSO concert program book. Gifts of $5,000 or more will be recognized in perpetuity as indicated below. You may also designate your gift to the David MacKenzie Fund for Music, which supports the educational programs and community outreach activities of the NBSO.

  • $1,000,000—Music Director Chair or President Chair
  • $500,000—Education Director Chair or Annual Concert
  • $250,000—Concertmaster Chair or Guest Artist Appearance
  • $100,000—Musician Principal Chair or Young People’s Concert Sponsor
  • $50,000—Musician Section Chair or Education Program Sponsor
  • $25,000—Centennial Endowment Fund Composer Society
  • $10,000—Centennial Endowment Fund Virtuoso Society
  • $5,000—Centennial Endowment Fund Encore Society
  • Under $5,000—Centennial Endowment Fund Support Society

There are several options for giving, including a stock transfer (which can have substantial capital gains tax benefits), a multi-year pledge, a bequest, or other planned giving vehicle.

Thank you to our generous donors.

For more information, please contact the NBSO office at 508-999-6276 or dprentiss@nbsymphony.org.