The John Smarelli Concertmaster Chair Endowment Fund was established to provide ongoing annual support for the Springfield Symphony concertmaster position. Each year, the SSO receives a portion of the interest or earnings from the endowment to use for the salary for the orchestra concertmaster. The principal for the endowment will always remain intact but will generate monies for this annual expense for generations to come.
The Symphony recognizes contributions to the Endowment Fund in a variety of ways. Donors who choose to be recognized will be publicized, and our musicians, board, staff, donors, and patrons will know of and recognize your benevolence.
This fund honors John Smarelli’s extraordinary legacy with the Springfield Symphony, the Springfield Youth Orchestras, the Springfield City Schools, area colleges and his lively performances through the decades. Please consider a gift to this endowment to fund the John Smarelli Concertmaster Chair in perpetuity.
To donate by check or for more information on the Smarelli Concertmaster Chair, please contact Sarah McPherson at the Springfield Foundation, 333 N Limestone St #201, Springfield, OH, 45503, firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-324-8773.
To donate online, click the button below. Please indicate you are contributing to the “Smarelli Concertmaster Chair” in the Purpose/Endowment Fund field on the donation form.