Symphony Trust & Conductor's Circle
In January 2011, the QCSO received a $28,000 challenge grant from the Iowa Cultural Trust to help strengthen our endowment. As one of the first-ever recipients of this type of grant, our challenge was to raise $84,000 (a 3 to 1 match) over a two-year period.
Jim Horstmann and my father, Hovey Tinsman, Jr. helped initiate this campaign and I am pleased to report this financial goal has not only been surpassed, it was completed ahead of schedule! Building a secure financial foundation for the QCSO was fundamentally important to my father and I thank you for helping reach this goal.
Hovey Tinsman III
Membership in the Conductor's Circle is accorded each friend who makes provision for the Orchestra through the Symphony Trust as part of his or her estate planning or who makes a direct gift to the Trust at the current designated level. Donors may restrict their gifts to the Orchestra's perpetual endowment, designate gifts for purposes which have earned the standing approval of the Orchestra Association, or make gifts in unrestricted form. Special funds also may be established (in consultation with trustees) to honor an individual or family name.
The Conductor's Circle also provides a means for the Trust to acknowledge the Orchestra's benefactors. Conductor's Circle members receive a memento designed exclusively for them. A multi-faceted crystal was created as tangible representation of appreciation for this financial support so vitally important to the continuation of the Orchestra, its performance of fine symphonic music, and an outstanding program of youth music education and performance experience.
Conductor's Circle members are recognized annually at an event hosted by the Trust, at which the Orchestra's achievements and future plans are reviewed. In gratitude for their generosity, members are also given priority reservations to selected Symphony concerts and events.
Membership in the Conductor's Circle brings each donor the dual satisfaction of encouraging the Orchestra of today and perpetuating the Orchestra of tomorrow.
As of January 2011, the Symphony Trust has holdings of $6 million. The intent of the Trust is to provide on-going support of the QCSO. The Trust Committee includes: Dan Churchill, Dale Farland, Robert Hanson, Julie McHard, Jill McLaughlin, Don Pedersen, Gregory P. Schermer, and Scott Van Vooren.
In February 2011 the QCSO received one of the very first Iowa Cultural Trust Challenge Grants. This grant of $28,000 must be matched (3 to 1) with cash gifts before February 2013. Please make your gift to the Trust today to be a part of the challenge.
For more information about the Conductor's Circle please call Paul Plagenz at 563.322.0931 x19 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.