planned-givingThe 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

The Encore Society

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

Dr. and Mrs. Walter V. Bouldin
Dr. and Mrs. David Chenault
Ms. Dorcas S. Harris
Frances K. Huffman
Dottie Little
Sara W. McDaris
Drs. JoAnn 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
Ms. Jodi Stephens
Mrs. David W. Todd
Mr. and Mrs. Robinson J. Ward, Jr.

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Foundation Board of Directors

Frances K. Huffman, Chairman
Donna Shergy, Vice Chairman
Karen Kiss, Secretary
Newell Witherspoon, Treasurer
Walter V. Bouldin
David Chan
Clare Grisham
E. Cutter Hughes
Michael Lapidus
Samuel A. Lowry
Tristenne Robin
Mark Sapp
Bill Stender
Dick Titus
Nancy Van Valkenburgh
Dan Halcomb, ex-officio

Directors Emeriti
Elizabeth W. Abel
Philip C. Dotts
Doris S. Harris
Sarah Hereford
Richard A. Holloway
Shelbie King
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
S. Dagnal Rowe
A. Eugene Sapp, Jr.
Sally Spencer
Steven F. Thornton
Robinson J. Ward, Jr.
Elizabeth M. Wise