Orchestra Chair Naming Program & Endowment

A chair of one’s own…

You can create a gift of lasting support and cultural significance by endowing a musician’s chair in the Marin Symphony orchestra. The Marin Symphony Endowment Fund provides an opportunity to honor musician and patron alike while ensuring the lasting legacy of one of Marin County’s greatest assets. The endowment, established by the Symphony’s Board of Directors, designates these levels of funding:

Music Director
$1,250,000

Youth Orchestra Conductor
$1,000,000

Concertmaster
$200,000

Guest Artist 
$125,000 (one set performance)

Principal and Assistant Concertmaster
$100,000

Assistant Principal Players
$75,000

The Board has arranged that monies designated to the Orchestra Chair Naming Endowment Fund may be paid over time.

The Marin Symphony expresses its profound gratitude to the following visionary individuals who have already claimed a chair of their own:

Concertmaster’s Chair, presently honoring Jeremy Constant, is now:
The Catherine Munson Chair

Principal Viola Chair presently honoring Jenny Douglass, is now:
The Elsie Rigney Carr Chair 

Principal Clarinet Chair presently honoring Art Austin, is now:
The Jack Bissinger & Robert Max Klein Chair 

Assistant Principal First Violin Chair presently honoring Karen Shinozaki Sor, is now:
The Schultz Family Chair in Honor of Niels Schultz

Assistant Principal Viola Chair presently honoring Elizabeth Prior-Runnicles, is now:
The Constance Vandament Chair 

Section Chair, Clarinet presently honoring Larry Posner, is now:
The Tom & Alice May Chair 

To reserve a chair of your own in perpetuity and create a gift of lasting significance for the Marin Symphony, contact Director of Development Angela Colombo at 415.479.8100 or angela@marinsymphony.org.