Why We Give

Anne Heldman

Anne Heldman
For over 25 years, Anne Heldman has been an active supporter of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. In addition to support for the CSO's endowment and recording initiatives, Anne's generous financial contributions have been instrumental in ensuring the success of the Lollipops Concert Series. Read More

Peggy and Vance Wolverton

Peggy and Vance Wolverton
Peggy and Vance Wolverton have long been fans of the CSO and have even included us in their estate plan. Read about why they’re committing future support for the Symphony. Read More

Schippers Family

Jon and Susan Doucleff
Not long after we bought our first house in 1979, we, along with Sue’s parents, became Cincinnati Pops subscribers. We attended our first concert that fall and were introduced to what would become, for us, a lifetime of musical joy. Read More

Mace Justice

Mace Justice
Mace Justice's support of music and the arts in the community has grown from a seed planted in his childhood. His father was a church soloist and his mother was an amateur pianist, so music naturally became an integral part of Mace's life. Read More

Ralph and Brenda Taylor

Ralph and Brenda Taylor
My late wife, Brenda, and I became CSO subscribers around 1983 after attending various concerts with longtime friends. After more than a decade of regular concert attendance and deepening appreciation of the music and of the CSO, we began to consider how to help support this magnificent organization. Read More

Patricia Grignet Nott

Patricia Grignet Nott
Patricia Grignet Nott grew up in Alexandria, Kentucky, when the population was 227. In her early years, she desperately wanted to study music, but there were not many opportunities for music education in her hometown's rural school system. Read More

Norma Clark

Norma Clark
Norma Clark has been coming to see the Pops since they were known as the Friday Nighters. A long-time donor, Norma joined the Schippers Society during the 2013-14 season. Read More

Joan Voorhees

CSO Piccolo Player Joan Voorhees
"My father used to say that he made dollar bills by day and music by night," says CSO piccolo player Joan Voorhees as she talks about her childhood in Maryland. Her father worked at The Bureau of Engraving and Printing and was also an accomplished jazz guitarist. Read More

Amy, Scott, Meredith & Will Darrah

Amy, Scott, Meredith & Will Darrah
Amy Tuten Darrah shares in her own words: As a native Cincinnatian, the city’s outstanding arts community has always been a part of my life and I am well aware of how blessed we are to have such a tremendous variety of world-renowned and nationally acclaimed music, theater and art in our backyard. Read More

Gillian Benet Sella and Susan Marshall-Petersen

CSO Musicians Gillian Benet Sella and Susan Marshall-Petersen
At the annual Schippers Society Dinner at Riverbend in August 2011, attendees were treated to several special guests, including CSO musicians Gillian Benet Sella, pictured left, and Susan Marshall-Petersen. Read More

Emalee Schavel

Emalee Schavel
Emalee Schavel is a long-time subscriber. She has endowed the principal bassoon chair, held by Bill Winstead. Upon choosing her gift to benefit the principal bassoonist, she said, "Before I met Bill, the only thing I knew about the bassoon was how to spell it!" Read More

Ellen Berghamer

Ellen Berghamer
On January 18, 2011, long-time concert goer Ellen Berghamer hosted a CSO Quintet at Marjorie P. Lee led by Tom Sherwood, Associate Principal French Horn. Following the performance, a Q & A period permitted audience members to interact with the five musicians. Read More