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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 January 1, 2017, and February 1, 2018, are listed below.
Season Underwriters
Concert Sponsors
Corporate Support
  • American Research & Management Co.
  • Beauregard, Burke & Franco
  • Friends Academy
  • Diana Henry Realty
  • Russell Morin Catering & Events
  • Music at St. Anthony’s
  • Oral Surgery Associates Southcoast, Inc.
  • Seamark Financial Services, Inc.
  • Shuster Corporation
  • Southcoast Health
  • Southern Mass Credit Union
  • Spherion Staffing Services
  • Sylvia Group of Insurance Agencies
  • The Symphony Music Shop
  • Teamwork Physical Therapy
Education Sponsors
  • DeMello International Center
  • First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union
  • The Hausladen Family
  • Carol and Bob Irvine
  • Peter Necheles and Marlissa Briggett
  • Jessica and Aaron Novy
  • St. Anne’s Credit Union
  • June Strunk
  • Anonymous
Virtuoso Society ($10,000+)
  • Robert Austin and Elizabeth Morse
  • Nelson S. GIfford
  • Dexter and Susan Mead
  • Patricia Plum Wylde
  • Ann and Hans Ziegler
Continuo Society ($5,000+)
  • Charles and Christina Bascom
  • John and Nancy Braitmayer
  • Kenneth and Wendy Joblon
  • Andy Kotsatos and Heather Parsons
  • Paul and Denise Lamoureux
  • Frances Levin
  • Michael Malone and Debra Gayle-Malone
  • Harry and Pam Norweb
  • Jane and Neil Pappalardo
  • Sandria Parsons
  • Geoff and Judy Swett
Composer Society ($2,500+)
  • Patricia and John Baillieul
  • Jan and Chuck Bichsel
  • Robert Booth
  • Sheila Powers Converse
  • Gail Davidson and Thomas Gidwitz
  • Jim and Carol Dildine
  • Allan and Priscilla Ditchfield
  • Drs. Cynthia and Albert Fox
  • Barbara Gee
  • Prof. James T. Griffith and Prof. Susan J. Leclair
  • Ellen Hocker
  • Nancy and John Mills
  • Joseph Napoli
  • Norman J. and Maryellen Sullivan Shachoy
  • Barry and Meg Steinberg
  • Margot Stone
  • John and Mallory Waterman
  • Dean and Janet Whitla
  • Anonymous
Maestro Society ($1,000+)
  • Virginia and Robert Becher
  • Bill and Mary Jean Blasdale
  • Tom and Ellen Bowler
  • Rid Bullerjahn
  • Gertrude Trumbull Burr
  • Sally Conkright and William Rogerson
  • Mimi Coolidge
  • Doug and Cindy Crocker
  • Andrea and Emmanuel Daskalakis
  • Irene and Michael Davis
  • Peter and Patricia Dean
  • Dr. Leslie and Mrs. Helen DeGroot
  • Mary Dermody and Lawrence Kupferschmidt
  • Michael Esposito and Cynthia Redel
  • Ralph and Merry Eustis
  • In memory of Dr. Norbert P. Fraga
  • In memory of Shulamith R. Friedland
  • Carmen Grainger
  • Marjorie and Nick Greville
  • Myrna Hall
  • Tom and Ava Hallam
  • Dorothy A. HebdenHeath
  • Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Higgins
  • Edward and Pamela Hoffer
  • Lisa and Bill Holmes
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jack Howard
  • Carol and Bob Irvine
  • Nan Johnson and Alan Minard
  • Taylor and Richard Kane
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Kendall
  • Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Killian
  • Trudy Kingery
  • Stephen and Suzanne Kokkins
  • Edith R. Lauderdale
  • MaryJo and Jorge Lopes
  • Peter L. Macdonald and Dora Beatty
  • John and Katie Mannix
  • Janet Markel
  • Joseph and Holly McDonough
  • Susan McLaren and Philip Guymont
  • Susan Eldredge Mead
  • Michael and Hannah Moore
  • Joseph J. Nauman
  • Ed Ottensmeyer and Anne Donnellon
  • Peter Ouellette
  • Emily M. Paul
  • C. James and Karen Prieur
  • Terence and Barbara Reideler
  • John Sherburne Reidy
  • Donald and Genie Rice
  • Judith and Robert Rosbe
  • Heather and Kit Sawitsky
  • Jamey and Laura Shachoy
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert Shapiro
  • Sue and Calvin Siegal
  • Robert B. Smith
  • Paul and Karen Snyder
  • St. Aidan’s Chapel
  • Thomas Stritter and Rachael Kolb
  • Robert Trahan
  • Joan Underwood and Geoffrey Taylor
  • Henry and Marion Wainer
  • Peter and Asha Wallace
  • Anonymous
Sonata ($500+)
  • Christopher and Trish Arnold
  • David and Laurie Barrett
  • Drs. Vanda and Alan Blinn
  • Edward and Elizabeth Brainard
  • Evelyn T. Crocker
  • John and Zelinda Douhan
  • William and Deborah Elfers
  • Robert B. Feingold & Associates, P.C.
  • Mrs. Christina Gargas
  • Divina and Joel Grossman
  • Nicholas and Susan Iwanisziw
  • Luana Josvold and Gary Johnson
  • Mr. and Mrs. Keith W. Kauppila
  • Jane Loos
  • John and Doris Ludes
  • Demarest Lloyd Macdonald
  • Regina Mak and Kar Ching
  • Faith and Dick Morningstar
  • Diana Nichols
  • William R. Osier
  • Sarah Pinney
  • Richard Pline and Roseann Radosevich
  • Clifton and Margaret Ann Rice
  • Margaret Rodgers
  • Anthony Sapienza
  • George and Dagmar Unhoch
  • Catherine MacIntyre Williams
  • Margaret Wool and Vincent Mor
  • Mrs. Thomas E. Zipoli
  • Anonymous
Cadenza ($250+)
  • Lucy Aptekar and Gerry Leader
  • Hope Lincoln Baker
  • Alan H. Bates and Michele Mandrioli
  • Earl Briggs
  • Amy and Andrew Burnes
  • Dr. Suzanne Caron and Dr. Matthew Esposito
  • Janice Clark
  • Tony and Sharon Connors
  • Barbara Cook
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Desmond
  • Kathy Dinneen
  • Jim and Mary Faughnan
  • Kathy and Jim Feeney
  • Margaret and John Fieldsteel
  • John and Anne Gorczyca
  • Ann M. Harris
  • Jane and James Hoffman
  • Kitsie and John Howard
  • Stephen and Jane Howe
  • Mary Ellen Kennedy
  • Nancy Knutsen
  • Edward and Nancy Kurtz
  • Gerard and Barbara Martineau
  • AnnMarie and Gilbert Medeiros
  • William Miller
  • Ed and Anne Motley
  • Leon and Sophia Navickas
  • Gisele and Michael Pappas
  • Robert and Phyllis Partridge
  • Dr. Elisabeth Pennington
  • Dr. Allan Pineda and Dr. Mary Manning
  • Barbara Jean Rosiello and John MacFadyen
  • Joseph Scionti and Elsa Nicolovius
  • Martha and Steven Shuster
  • Jane Stankiewicz and Mark Southworth
  • Judith and Kristian Stoltenberg
  • Alan Stone and Leslie Hill
  • Sylvia and Eivind Strand
  • Elliott Thrasher
  • Susan Tillman
  • Alfred Walker
  • Richard and Norma Warburton
  • Donald and Ellen Watson
  • Ronald Weingartner and Leslie Lawrence
  • Mr. and Mrs. David and Grace Wyss
  • Laima and Bertram Zarins
  • Anonymous
Overture ($100+)
  • Joel Altman
  • Richard Arthur and Sally Fallon
  • Emily Baillieul
  • Milo and Robin Beach
  • Lisa Bindas and Jacilyn Barnett
  • Valentyna E. Bindas
  • Linda and John Bodenmann
  • Lee Ann Bordas
  • Bonnie Bower and Mark Hosley
  • Dr. Warren Briggs
  • Deborah P. Brooke
  • Patricia and Richard Burke
  • Thomas and Linda Bush
  • Nancy, Meyer, and Samuel Brown
  • Lizanne and Malcolm Campbell
  • William Cantor and Kris Eastman
  • Gloria Clark
  • Greg and Kathy Clear
  • Club Madeirense S.S. Sacramento
  • Claude and Donna Cobert
  • Jane and Cornelius Coleman
  • Anne Converse
  • Albert J. Corbeil
  • Scott Corin and Nina Blumenthal
  • Joan and Richard Cotter
  • Lucille Cournoyer
  • Michael Couture and Diane Brown-Couture
  • Bob and Vickie Cunningham
  • Barbara and Andrew Dadagian
  • Donald and Kari Douglas
  • Ben Dunham and Wendy Rolfe-Dunham
  • Rose Dupont
  • Norma L. Dyer
  • Randall Elgin and Mark Whalen
  • Lucius and Barbara Evans
  • Mary Farry
  • David and Kate Fentress
  • Rebecca Foley and Maria Furtado
  • Marie Fontaine
  • Don and Carole Foster
  • Lavinia Gadsden
  • Karen M. and George Gardner
  • Will and Laura Gardner
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Garfield
  • David Gilbertson and Carolee Matsumoto
  • Crystal Gips
  • Gordon and Cathleen Goodfellow
  • Barbara Grunkemeyer
  • Frederic and Johanna Hood
  • Keith and Erin Hovan
  • Sally Johnston
  • Barbara and Ronald Kaplan
  • Barbara and Sidney Kaplan
  • Mark and Nancy Keighley
  • John Kelleher and Viki Fowler
  • Rusty and Betsy Kellogg
  • Walter Knox
  • Diane and Karl Kozak
  • Michael and Susan Kramer
  • Rob and Beth Ladd
  • Alice Larson
  • Sally Ann Ledbetter
  • Melvin and Katherine Levine
  • Ken Lipman
  • Robert and Carolyn Lytle
  • Yvonne Marquis
  • Hank Mastey
  • Peggy McDonough
  • McKinley Family Gift
  • Jennifer and Peter Mello
  • Dorian Mintzer and David Feingold
  • Alice and Dave Morgan
  • Dr. and Mrs. William Muldoon, Jr.
  • Regina Mullen
  • Charlie and Louise Nadler
  • Adrienne and John Noble
  • Bartley Nourse
  • Maurice and Teresa Ouellette
  • Carol Owen
  • Betty Parker
  • Gilbert Perry and Donna Sachs
  • Larry and Jackie Philla
  • Robert and Ruth Prentiss
  • Mr. and Mrs. William C. Prescott, Jr.
  • Janet A. Ratcliffe
  • Judy and Bill Redway
  • Frank and Barbara Resnek
  • Mary Richardson
  • Richard R. Rivard
  • Barbara Rubin
  • John Ruggiero and Mary Tomlinson
  • BIll and TInker Saltonstall
  • Robert and Barbara Sanderson
  • Tom and Kate Schmitt
  • Robin and Tim Shields
  • Albert and Joyce Signorella
  • Bonnie and Louis Silverstein
  • Ray and Charlotte Smith
  • Ron and Marge Souza
  • Sally Spooner
  • Wendy and Jeremy Stern
  • Robert and Judith Sterns
  • Robert and Charlotte Sudduth
  • Louise Sylveser
  • Dr. John and Mrs. Susan Teal
  • Truman and Mary Terrell
  • Anne TInker and John Henderson
  • Adrian Tio and Kim Barry
  • David and Susan Titus
  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Toomey
  • Unger LeBlanc Strategic Communications
  • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Vulgaris
  • Janet and LaVerne Wallace
  • Joanna and Loring Weeks
  • Dr. Jeremy and Anne Whitney
  • Kent and Nina Willever
  • Mr. Allan B. Wing
  • Mrs. Diana M. Worley
  • Catherine and Gregory Yates
  • Anonymous
In Memory of Lillian Lamoureux
  • Beauregard, Burke and Franco
  • Jan and Chuck BIchsel
  • Claire Carney
  • Joan and Richard Cotter
  • The Frauwirth Music for Youth Fund
  • Linda and George Goodspeed
  • Paul and Susan Guy
  • Barbara and Sidney Kaplan
  • Marjorie and William Kobasa
  • The League of Franco-Americans of New Bedford
  • Kathy and Craig Lippincott
  • Karen Manning and Daniel Uhlrich
  • Mrs. Nancy Martin
  • Anne and John Moriarty
  • Betty and Alan Novick
  • Lynette and Normand Ouellette
  • Sandria Parsons
  • Irene Powell
  • Rita and Richard Raymond
  • Matthew Richard and Kristine Daniels
  • St. Martin’s Choir
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • United Painting Company
  • James Whitaker
Matching Gifts
  • Benevity
  • IBM
  • Merck Gives Back
  • State Street Bank
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.
Foundations and Cultural Councils
  • Acushnet Cultural Council
  • 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—Stasia Gorczyca Endowment Fund for the New Bedford Symphony
  • Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts—Henry H. Crapo Foundation Fund
  • Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts—New Bedford Rotary Club Fund
  • Dartmouth Cultural Council
  • Demoulas Foundation
  • Fairhaven Cultural Council
  • Fall River Cultural Council
  • The Frauwirth Music for Youth Fund
  • The Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education
  • Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation
  • Island Foundation, Inc.
  • Leonard and Hilda Kaplan Charitable Foundation
  • Marion Cultural Council
  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • Mattapoisett Cultural Council
  • Nelson Mead Fund
  • New Bedford Cultural Council
  • New Bedford Day Nursery Fund
  • Rochester Cultural Council
  • Robert Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation
  • West Bridgewater Cultural Council

Mass Cultural Council

This program is supported in part by grants from our Local Cultural Councils, which are local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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.