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

The Bastian Family Charitable Foundation

Education Benefactors

Anonymous Trust / Simple Gifts Fund
Ron & Nancy McFarlane
The Mildred Sheffield Wells Charitable Trust

Education Patrons

Catharine Biggs Arrowood
Joseph C. and Diane Bastian
The Hillsdale Fund
Robert P. Holding Foundation, Inc.
The Krasberg Mason Foundation
Samuel P. Mandell Foundation
James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Memorial Fund
The Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation, Inc.
Chris and Kalesia Woody
Mrs. Darliene Woolner
Youths’ Friends Association Inc.

Education Partners

Mark and Gayle Acuff
Ali | Heijmen
Anonymous (2)
Anonymous Fund
APCO Worldwide
The Backyard Foundation
Bailey Endowment, Inc.
Bailey’s Fine Jewelry
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.
BridgePoint General Contracting
R.A. Bryan Foundation, Inc.
Mary Grey Burney Foundation
Carolina Hurricanes
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
Duke Energy
William C. Ethridge Foundation, Inc.
The Lundy Fetterman Family Foundation Trust
First Citizens Bank
Fox Rothschild LLP
George Foundation, Inc.
Gipson Family Foundation
Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines
Gregory Poole Equipment
The Hellendall Family Foundation of North Carolina Inc.
Mr. Terry A. Henderson
HH Architecture
Hickey Family Foundation
Bill and Susan Hodges
Hopper Piano and Organ Co.
Yaoqing & Shouying Huang Family Foundation
Iredell County Community Foundation
John and CeCe Kennedy
Kiwanis Club of Raleigh
William R. Lampe
Sandi Macdonald & Henry Grzes
Dawn & Gregg MacLaren
Jane McNair Marr
Dr. Neil McLeod
MGN Family Foundation
NACEO: National Association of Chief Executive Officers
Meredith Nelson and Keith Donahue
The Nagaraj Family
New Hanover County Government
North Carolina Symphony Boards of Trustees
O2 Fitness
Onslow Caring Communities Foundation
Onslow County Government
Paradox Consulting Partners
Poole Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur Pope
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
David Sontag
The Sorin Group
Southern Bank Foundation
Sandra L. Sully
Swearingen Foundation
TCHROA: Triangle Chief Human Resources Officers Association
The Titmus Foundation
Towne Insurance
UNC Health
Isabel Villa-Garcia
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 Jeff and Jean Corbett Fund for Music Education
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, Senior Director of Statewide & Corporate Relations, at 919.789.5483 or