Planned Giving & Heritage Society - Akron Symphony Orchestra

Planned Giving & Heritage Society


Build the Akron Symphony’s financial strength while enhancing your own. We offer several options, may of which provide you or your estate with significant tax benefits and help meet other financial planning needs, while providing a very generous ultimate gift to the Akron Symphony. Choose the one that’s best for you.

Most popular planned giving options:

  • Will or Trust Bequest
  • Gift Annuity
  • Retirement Plan Assets
  • P.O.D. Accounts & T.O.D. Accounts
  • Life Insurance

Donors who make legacy gifts to the Greater Akron Music Association, Inc. (Akron Symphony Orchestra, Chorus & Youth Symphony) will become members of the Heritage Society and receive benefits including:

  • Name recognition in the Symphony concert program books
  • An invitation to the Annual Heritage Society reception
  • A CD set/history book featuring the Akron Symphony Orchestra

Let us know when you have named the Akron Symphony in your will so we can recognize your generous gift. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. We appreciate your generosity, and we will honor your wishes.

For more information about the Akron Symphony’s deferred gift opportunities, contact Executive Director Paul Jarrett at 330.535.8131.

An Important Note: The official organization name that should be used in all formal correspondence regarding planned gifts to the Symphony is: The Greater Akron Musical Association Inc. dba the Akron Symphony Orchestra. The Greater Akron Musical Association (or GAMA) is the “umbrella” name for the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Youth Symphony, Akron Youth Philharmonic and Akron Symphony Chorus.

About the Heritage Society

In 1995, the Greater Akron Musical Association established the Heritage Society to honor individuals who have committed deferred gifts to ensure the future of the Akron Symphony Orchestra. On behalf of generations to come, the Akron Symphony thanks these generous Heritage Society members.

Margaret E. Andreeff
Mrs. Harold Baker*
Ms. Hope Everhart*
Dr. Sandra Fishel*
Dr. Clarence T. Gilham*
Mabel L. & Dr. Lawrence A. Graham*
Richard H. Harris III
Michael T. Hayes
Mr. & Mrs. Damien Highfield
Charles Klaus*

Stan & Jessica Korkosz Korzhiletskiy
James P. & Maureen C. Kovach
Jerry & Maggie Lippman*
Eglenna Earline Long*
Mary Ellen* & Gerald McFadden
Ed & Lynn* Metzger
Ken & Pat Nilsestuen
Jo Ann Oelschlager
Mr. & Mrs. W. Stuver Parry
Roger & Judith* A. Read
Aileen Thong
Dr. Margaret L. While
Donna Zabel and Richard Depew


If you have made a plan for the future and wish to consult us, please contact Executive Director Paul Jarrett at 330.535.8131

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