Campaign 20X20

As detailed in our 2020 strategic plan, we envision growing the Richmond Symphony’s endowment to $20 million by the year 2020, and are excited by all that would make possible. “20 x 20” is our focus – It would mean more impact, higher quality education, more programmatic outreach and an even higher level of musical performance. This bold goal can only be achieved with your help, investment and belief in our vision to change lives through the power of music. We ask you to consider a gift that will resonate community-wide, long after our 60th anniversary and the final triumphant note of this campaign has sounded.

Imagine what we could all do – and experience – together.

The Richmond Symphony changes lives through the power of music, engaging our community and giving audiences the highest quality artistic experience possible. Now we are asking you to be a part of this effort with a pledge of support.

The Richmond Symphony has a vision for the future and we want to be confident in its success. Growing our endowment will provide a strong and reliable revenue stream and resources that will empower us to enhance the lives of generations to come through the power of music and music education.

Questions? Contact Pearl Bickersteth at, 804-788-4717 ext. 146.




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Tom and Elizabeth Allen Concertmaster Chair Fund

Lewis T. Booker Music Director Chair Fund

The Braymer Family Music Library Fund

Thomas P. Bryan, Jr. Fund (Featured performance by a Richmond Symphony musician/s on a subscription series once each season)

Rudy Bunzl Fund for the Future (formerly known as the Rainy Day Reserve Fund)

Cabell Fund for Artistic Excellence

Quincy and Anne Owen Cole Chair Fund (Principal Piano/Celeste)

The Dunkum Endowed Fund for Music Education

James Erb Choral Chair Fund

Founders’ Fund (Unrestricted Endowment including the Emma Gray Trigg Fund)

Jack and Mary Ann Frable Associate Conductor Chair Fund

Florence Robertson Givens Guest Artist Fund (Guest Pianist annually)

Stephen M. and Cheryl G. Goddard Fund (Artistic Excellence & Community Engagement through the Big Tent initiative)

Bob and Nancy Hill Assistant Principal Second Violin Chair Fund

Hopkins-Eggleston Family Fund for Discovery Concerts

The Linhart Foundation Fund

The Joe and Caroline Murillo Fund for Artistic Excellence and Community Engagement

Music Director’s Commissioning Fund (including the John Powell Fund)

Music Education Scholarship Fund (including the Virginia Optimist Clubs’ Scholarship Fund and the Dominion Resources Scholarship Fund for the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program)

Martha D. Newell Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mary Morton Parsons Education Fund

Kenneth and Bettie Christopher Perry Foundation Cello Chair Fund

Edmund A. Rennolds, Jr. Fund (Memorial Concert annually)

Mary Anne Rennolds Chair Fund (Principal Viola)

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Chair Fund (Assistant Principal Cello)

The Brian Szabo Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Watkins Big Tent Fund

Cheryl G. and Henry A. Yancey, Jr., M.D. Fund (Unrestricted Endowment)

Tribute Fund (Gifts in memory or in honor of people or events)