Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc. and Symphony New Brunswick Inc. have approved a new donor recognition program for donors to the Symphony’s endowment fund administered by the Foundation. The following is a summary of the highlights of this new program. Interested readers are asked to call the Symphony office to obtain further details. The Symphony’s own donor recognition program is presently under review.
Donors who pledge and/or contribute $25,000 or more to the Foundation will now be entitled to name a chair in the orchestra in honour of a friend or family member. The “naming” entitlement is for either 7 years or 15 years depending on the amount of the pledge or donation. Readers will notice the first “named” chairs in the list of musicians in this concert program.
Donors who contribute $2,500 or more to the Foundation will be entitled to dedicate a concert in the Symphony’s Virtuoso Series in honour of a friend or family member. Such entitlement will not restrict the Symphony from seeking other private sector sponsors for the concert. Acknowledgement of the dedication will be published in the concert program and in all pre-concert publicity.
Categories of donors will be as depicted in the following Foundation donor list. This donor list will be published in all “Bravo” Series concert programs and on the SNB web site. Inclusion of names will be for a minimum period of 5 years.
On a going-forward basis, names of donors who contribute less than $100 will be published once in the next concert program following the date of his/her contribution.
The Foundation wants to assure everyone that any donation of any amount is very gratefully received and appreciated.
When making a pledge or donation to the Endowment Fund, donors are required to sign a pledge form permitting the Foundation to retain their gift in perpetuity. This is required by the Foundation for both accounting and tax purposes and to obtain consent to the publication of the donor’s name in the published list. (For privacy purposes, donors may specify on the pledge form whether they wish their name and/or the amount of their contribution withheld from publication.) In the following donor list, the “Other” Category includes names of donors who have permitted their names to be published but not the amount of their contribution.