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
Lillian S. Clift Revocable Trust *
Ms. Dorcas S. Harris
Frances K. Huffman
Christine Kirchberg Jones
Mrs. Barbara Lapidus
Jennifer and Michael 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
Stephanie Sherman
Ina and Garrett Smith
Ms. Jodi Stephens
Richard C. Titus
Mrs. David W. Todd
Mr. * and Mrs. Robinson J. Ward, Jr.
Ms. Nancy Weston *

* deceased


Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Foundation Board of Directors

2022 – 2023

Debbie Washburn, Chairman
Louise Carter, Vice Chairman
Ty Shepard, Secretary
David Chan, Treasurer

Jeff Brown
Kevin Byrnes
David Chenault
Monro Lanier
Steve Pratt
Alex Pols
Paula Renfroe
Patrick Robbins
Marie Schneider
Cathy Scholl
Jan Smith
Kathi Tew

Courtney Gattis, ex officio
Dan Halcomb, ex officio

Directors Emeriti
Elizabeth W. Abel
Walter V. Bouldin
Rajean Gully
Dorcas S. Harris
Sarah Hereford
Richard A. Holloway
Frances K. Huffman
Shelbie King
Karen Kiss
Samuel A. Lowry
Robert D. Ludwig
Shirley McCrary
Foster McDonald
Robert S. Moorman, M.D.
Sally Noori
Elbert H. Parsons, Jr.
Macon Phillips, M.D.
Gary Pledger
Tristenne Robin
S. Dagnal Rowe
A. Eugene Sapp, Jr.
Donna Shergy
Jean Wessel Templeton
Steven F. Thornton
Dick Titus
Nancy Van Valkenburgh
Newell Witherspoon