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 Trust / Simple Gifts Fund
The Bastian Family Charitable Foundation
The Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust

Education Patrons

The Backyard Foundation
The Hillsdale Fund
Robert P. Holding Foundation, Inc.
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 (2)
Anonymous Fund
Bailey Endowment, Inc.
Balsam Mountain Preserve Gift Fund for Jackson County
The Harold H. Bate Foundation
Bell Family Foundation
Bertsch Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
The Borden Fund, Inc.
Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series
R.A. Bryan Foundation, Inc.
Mary Grey Burney Foundation
The DeLeon Carter Foundation
Carteret Community Foundation
The Cole Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Corbett
Craven County Community Foundation
Edna Williams Curl and Myron R. Curl Charitable Fund
Dr. Albert Joseph Diab Foundation
The Dickson Foundation, Inc.
Dover Foundation, Inc.
Drucker + Falk
William C. Ethridge Foundation, Inc.
The Lundy Fetterman Family Foundation Trust
First Citizens Bank
Fox Rothschild LLP
George Foundation, Inc.
GFL Environmental
Gipson Family Foundation
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines
Gregory Poole Equipment
The Hellendall Family Foundation of North Carolina Inc.
Hopper Piano and Organ Co.
Iredell County Community Foundation
Harry and Virginia Killian Charitable Endowment
Kiwanis Club of Raleigh
Sandi Macdonald & Henry Grzes
Dawn & Gregg MacLaren
Dr. Neil McLeod
MGN Family Foundation
NACEO: National Association of Chief Executive Officers
Meredith Nelson and Keith Donahue
New Hanover County Government
North Carolina Symphony Boards of Trustees
Onslow Caring Communities Foundation
Onslow County Government
Outer Banks Community Foundation
Paradox Consulting Partners
Poole Family Foundation
W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation
Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Inc.
Rete Mirabile Fund
Florence Rogers Charitable Trust
E.T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Foundation
Mrs. Frances P. Rollins
The Norman and Rose S. Shamberg Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Smith
Smith Anderson
The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, Inc.
The Sorin Group
Southern Bank Foundation
Swearingen Foundation
TCHROA: Triangle Chief Human Resources Officers Association
The Titmus Foundation
Towne Insurance
UNC Health
Vance County Community Foundation
Wells Fargo
Alex and Barbara Wilson Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Margaret C. Woodson Foundation
Mrs. Darliene Woolner

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 Fund for Chamber Music
The Janirve Foundation Fund
The Elaine Tayloe Kirkland Fund
The Ina Mae and Rex G. Powell Wake County Music Education Fund
The Jennie H. Wallace Music Educator Award Fund

School System Supporters

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Cumberland County Schools
Durham Public Schools
Edgecombe County Public Schools
Harnett County Schools
Johnston County Public Schools
Lee County Schools
New Hanover County Schools
Orange County School District
Wake County Public School System

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