Monday, November 16, 2015
National Philanthropy Day
We all have a soundtrack of our lives – music that reminds us of happy or sad times in our childhood, or other important life events, friends, and family. What would a wedding be without music? How comforting is the music that accompanies a funeral?
With the recent celebration of Veteran’s Day, I can’t help but think of how many servicemen and servicewomen have had their spirits buoyed by a USO tour. Or, how many ceremonies on Wednesday contained music of a wartime period.
That soundtrack takes on new meaning if you or a family member are dealing with autismor Alzheimer’s. Music becomes exponential in its power to comfort.
Our many cherished donors recognize that music is essential to our mental, emotional and physical health. In these days leading up to National Philanthropy Day on November 15, we take a moment to recognize the importance of music in our lives and those who help us keep music alive in our community.
Philanthropy is defined as “a love of humanity”, and those who support the Fox Valley Symphony care deeply about our community.
Thank you for buying tickets to our concerts, and even inviting friends. You appreciate the value of symphonic music to our well-being.
Thank you for making a cash donation to make sure the FVSO is able to serve its mission far into the future.
Thank you for attending Youth Orchestra concerts. You tell the young musicians in our community that they are vital to the sustainability of symphonic music.
Thank you for your tribute to our FVSO musicians through the Chair Sponsor program. Not only does it provide important funds to the Symphony, but it is a very visible way to show our musicians how important they are to the community.
Thank you for including us in your planned giving arrangements. You are showing that you care about the artistic vitality of our community for future generations.
We are truly grateful to all of our friends. Thank you for 49 years of support and “love of humanity”.