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Endowment & Planned Giving

Endowment Giving

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The Richmond Symphony Foundation is organized and established for cultural and charitable purposes, benefiting the Richmond Symphony through its endowment. We welcome gifts to the endowment, which help build a solid foundation for the Richmond Symphony’s future. 

Gifts to the endowment are invested under the guidance of Richmond Symphony Foundation trustees. The principal of the gift remains intact and is not spent.  Interest from your gift will be used to support the Richmond Symphony for years to come.  Unrestricted gifts can be made for general purposes, or you may make a gift to one of the named funds with earnings going toward a specific purpose, such as the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestras.

Planned Giving – “Compose Your Legacy”

As you plan your estate, we hope you will keep in mind the Richmond Symphony.

The Symphony has been fortunate to have loyal patrons that have included the orchestra in their estate plans. These gifts help us maintain our financial stability, expand our educational programs, grow artistically, and increase our community outreach. These generous individuals become members of the Rennolds Society, established to recognize and thank those who have included the Symphony in their estate plans. Regardless of the planned giving technique used or the size of the gift, we are grateful to be remembered in this way.

When you notify us that the Symphony is included in your estate plans, you will automatically become a member of the Rennolds Society. Members receive invitations to concerts, receptions, the Symphony’s Annual Meeting and other special events throughout the year.

We can help you take those first important steps toward planning your estate with some basic information. You will learn how the most popular and useful charitable giving techniques can help you fulfill your philanthropic and financial goals. The rewards are many! You can guarantee security for yourself and your loved ones, support charitable organizations of importance to you, reap financial and tax benefits, and find peace of mind. We would be happy to give general information, but we always recommend that you consult your own financial or legal adviser.

Read testimonials from RSO Rennolds Society Members:

Val Puster
Chuck & June Rayfield
Dr. Virginia Arnold
Suzanne Franke
Marcia & Harry Thalhimer
Scott & Gin Moncure
Elizabeth & Ellis Dunkum

If you would like to establish a named fund for a specific purpose or find out information about current funds, or if you would like to join the Rennolds Society please contact:

Cheryl Yancey
(804) 788-4717, extension 115
cyancey@richmondsymphony.com