Chair Endowment

Visionary Legacy With A Chair of Your Own

Principal Viola, Jenny Douglass – The Elsie Rigney Carr Chair
Concertmaster, Jeremy Constant – The Catherine Munson Chair

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To reserve a chair of your own in perpetuity and create a gift of lasting significance for the Marin Symphony, contact Executive Director Tod Brody at 415.479.8100 or

Create a gift of lasting support and cultural significance by endowing a Marin Symphony musician’s chair in your name. 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 concert set)
  • Principals 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 Sor, is now:
The Schultz Family Chair in Honor of Niels Schultz

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

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