Legacy Giving

The SRO Endowment Fund

The Standing Room Only Endowment Fund is a trust established in 1979 to provide perpetual income to the QSOA. The SRO Fund helps to assure the QSOA’s artistic growth and development, educational outreach and general operations. Donors making a minimum $5,000 contribution to the fund are permanently enrolled in the Golden Baton Circle. Chair naming opportunities are available for a minimum $10,000 donation. Donations are tax-deductible, and may be designated to the one of the following funds:

General Endowment Fund – income supports general operations and the growth of the Associations artistic and educational programs.

George M. Irwin Endowed Conductor’s Chair – income helps support the salary of the QSO conductor

Mary Heidbreder Endowed Chair – income helps support the salary of the QSO concertmaster

Encore! Symphony Volunteer Council Endowed Chair – income helps support the salary of the QSO principal cellist

Clyde Bassett Memorial Endowed Chair – income helps support the salary of the QSO Principal bassist

Donald & Vivian Langellier Endowed Chair – income helps support the salary of the QSO Principal 2nd violinist

Sarama Schnack Endowed Chair – income helps support the salary of the QSO Harpist

Quincy Symphony Fund

The Quincy Symphony Fund was established with the Community Foundation of the Quincy Area to help ensure the future of live symphonic music for our area. Income from the fund supports the general operations of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association. To donate, call 217-222-1237.

Planned Gifts

Consider making a bequest or other “Planned Gift” to create a legacy of fine music for Quincy and our region. Your gift will be put to the best use as determined by the Board of Directors, or you can request it to be placed into the SRO Endowment Fund of the QSOA. Planned gifts include donations from estate assets that may have a strong impact on income and estate taxes. A variety of vehicles are available including wills and bequests, gift annuities, life insurance, charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts. Those who include the QSOA in their estate plans are permanently enrolled in the Golden Baton Circle.

For more information, please contact the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association at 217-222-2856. Or if you have already included us in your estate plan, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to express our thanks to you.