The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Foundation is a separately incorporated non-profit, tax-exempt foundation governed by a Board of Directors. Its exclusive purpose is to support the HSO. Donations to the Foundation may be made by an outright gift of cash or securities, or through a planned gift. Examples of planned gifts include:

  • a gift of cash
  • a bequest in a will (a percentage, a specific amount, or a residual)
  • a charitable remainder trust
  • a life insurance policy, gifts of real estate, or
  • the residual value of a retirement account such as an IRA or 401(k) plan

Anyone, regardless of net worth, can make a planned gift of any size. Planned gifts can financially benefit the donor in his or her lifetime through tax savings. Benefits also include the pleasure of knowing that one’s support for the HSO will last beyond a lifetime. All gifts to the Foundation are invested in a judicious manner and are regularly monitored by the Board of Directors.

If you are interested in learning more about planned giving opportunities – or if you have already included the Foundation in your estate plans – please contact Dan Halcomb in the HSO office at (256) 539-4818 or click the button below.


The Encore Society

The Encore Society recognizes the following individuals who have made a planned gift to benefit the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Foundation:

Mr. Jerry Barclay
Dr. and Mrs. Walter V. Bouldin
Dr. and Mrs. David Chenault
Ms. Dorcas S. Harris
Frances K. Huffman
Christine Kirchberg Jones
Mrs. Barbara Lapidus
Dottie Little
Rev. Peggy McClure|
Sara W. McDaris
Dr. Mabry Miller *
Drs. Jo Ann * and Robert S. Moorman
Dr. Everett C. Mosley *
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Nutt
Mr. * and Mrs. Lee A. Rhoads
Mr. and Mrs. James Richardson
James P. Ryan
Ina and Garrett Smith
Ms. Jodi Stephens
Mrs. David W. Todd
Mr. * and Mrs. Robinson J. Ward, Jr.
Ms. Nancy Weston *

* deceased


Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Foundation Board of Directors

2020 – 2021:
Michael Lapidus, Chairman
Debbie Washburn, Vice Chairman
Dick Titus, Secretary
David Chan, Treasurer

Walter V. Bouldin
Kevin Byrnes
Rajean Gully
Karen Kiss
Nick Lioce
Alex Pols
Ty Shepard
Jean Wessel Templeton
Nancy Van Valkenburgh
Newell Witherspoon

Dan Halcomb, ex officio
Courtney Gattis, ex officio

Directors Emeriti
Elizabeth W. Abel
Philip C. Dotts
Doris S. Harris
Sarah Hereford
Frances K. Huffman
Richard A. Holloway
Shelbie King
Samel A. Lowry
Robert D. Ludwig
Shirley McCrary
Foster McDonald
Robert S. Moorman, M.D.
Elbert H. Parsons, Jr.
Macon Phillips, M.D.
Gary Pledger
Lee A. Rhoads
Tristenne Robin
S. Dagnal Rowe
A. Eugene Sapp, Jr.
Donna Shergy
Sally Spencer
Steven F. Thornton
Elizabeth M. Wise