The North Carolina Symphony’s music education program is made possible in part by a generous grant-in-aid from the State of North Carolina, the Honorable Roy Cooper, Governor; D. Reid Wilson, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. NCS also gratefully acknowledges the following supporters:


Education Sustainers

Education Benefactors

Anonymous (2)
Anonymous Trust / Simple Gifts Fund
The Bastian Family Charitable Foundation

Education Patrons


The Backyard Foundation
Robert P. Holding Foundation, Inc.
Ina Mitchell Jordan Endowment Fund

Samuel P. Mandell Foundation
James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Memorial Fund
Youths’ Friends Association Inc.

Education Partners

Mark and Gayle Acuff
Alamance County Government
Anonymous Fund
Ashe County Community Foundation
The Harold H. Bate Foundation
Beane Wright Foundation
Bell Family Foundation
Bertsch Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Borden Fund, Inc.
R.A. Bryan Foundation, Inc.
Mary Grey Burney Foundation
Carteret Community Foundation
Cherokee County Unrestricted Endowment Fund
Chowan Community Funds Foundation
The Cole Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Corbett
Corning Incorporated Foundation
Craven County Community Foundation
Edna Williams Curl and Myron R. Curl Charitable Fund
The Dickson Foundation, Inc.
The William C. Ethridge Foundation, Inc.
The Lundy Fetterman Family Foundation Trust
Gipson Family Foundation
Granville County Community Foundation
The Hellendall Family Foundation of North Carolina Inc.
Iredell County Community Foundation
Harry and Virginia Killian Charitable Endowment
Dr. Neil McLeod
Moore County Community Foundation
Onslow Caring Communities Foundation
Onslow County Government
Outer Banks Community Foundation
Poole Family Foundation
Prescott Family Charitable Trust
W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation
Rete Mirabile Fund
Rockingham County Community Foundation
The Florence Rogers Charitable Trust
The Norman and Rose S. Shamberg Foundation
The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, Inc.
Southern Bank Foundation
Swain County Unrestricted Endowment Fund
Swearingen Foundation
Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, Inc.
Vance County Community Foundation
Mrs. Jennie H. Wallace
Alex and Barbara Wilson Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Woman’s Club of Raleigh
Margaret C. Woodson Foundation
Yadkin County Community Foundation

Music Education Endowment Funds

The Joseph C. and Diane E. Bastian Fund for Music Education
The Ruby and Raymond A. Bryan Foundation Fund
The Mary Whiting Ewing Charitable Foundation Fund
The Hulka Ensemble and Chamber Music Programs Fund
The Janirve Foundation Fund
The Elaine Tayloe Kirkland Fund
The Ina Mae and Rex G. Powell
Wake County Music Education Fund

School System Supporters

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools
Cumberland County Schools
Durham Public Schools
Edgecombe County Schools
Harnett County Schools
Lee County Schools
New Hanover County Schools
Orange County Schools
Wake County Public Schools

To support our music education program, please make a donation. To learn more, please contact Courtney Hamm, Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving, at 919.789.5483 or