The John Smarelli Concertmaster Chair Endowment Fund was established to provide ongoing annual support for the concertmaster performing with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Each year, the SSO receives a portion of the interest or earnings from the endowment to use for the performance fees for the orchestra concertmaster. The corpus for the endowment will never be spent 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. We will publicize your support (unless you request anonymity), and our musicians, board, staff, donors and patrons will know of and recognize your benevolence.
The Concertmaster Chair 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.
For more information on the Smarelli Concertmaster Chair, please contact Victoria Richards at the Springfield Foundation, email@example.com, 937-324-8773.