Endowment and Planned Giving

Planned Giving Information

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Creating Your Own Legacy Endowment Gifts

Oxnard Performing Arts Center

“I want to share my pride in the New West Symphony and secure a vibrant future for the orchestra. There is nothing that soothes the mind and heart like the pleasure of live orchestral music.  I want people, young and young at heart, to share in my love of music.”

Miriam Chase Wille

Donor of a $1 million endowment to support the Glywn and Ruth Chase Music Director Fund

Since the formation of the New West Symphony in 1995, the founders and Board of Directors had a vision for a world class orchestra that would evolve and grow well into the 21st Century. Your gift to one of the Symphony’s endowment funds provides a vital role in securing the financial sustainability of the Symphony into the future, while providing you with significant tax advantages.

Endowment gifts have an enduring and lasting impact on the Symphony’s ability to further its mission to inspire passion for music through live performances that attract, engage, educate and enrich our diverse audiences. Endowment gifts also provide an opportunity for you to fulfill your personal financial goals and leave a significant lifetime legacy honoring your love and support of live music performances and music education in our communities.

Donations to symphony endowment funds may be made during your lifetime or as a planned gift.  Contributions to the funds may be made by Gifts of cash, stocks, securities, real property, bequests and charitable gift annuities are examples of the ways you may make a planned gift.

Symphony Endowment Funds include:

  • New West Symphony Endowment Fund
  • Glywn & Ruth Chase Music Director Fund
  • Carol E. Hertel Endowment Fund, in memory of Francis Westerfeld Hertel, Jr.
  • Betsy Chess New West Symphony Endowment Fund 
  • Access to Education Fund

New West Symphony’s endowment funds provide an ongoing revenue stream that allows us to plan for the Symphony’s concerts and programs.  Only the interest earned on the principal will be spent.

To learn about naming opportunities please contact the Office of Development at 805.435.2775 or email Pamela Perkins-Dwyer at ppdwywer@newwestsymphony.org.