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Meet Our Donors

Minnesota Orchestra Usher Leads by Example
If you've attended many concerts at Orchestra Hall, you may well have been ushered to your seat by Laureate Society member Carol Peterson. Carol, a longtime 3M employee, now counts ushering among the joys of "refirement"— a clue to how lively she is in "retirement." More

A Moving Experience Orchestra Performance Brings Service Memories to Mind for Retired Veteran
Laureate Society member Gerald "Jay" Woldt served as a certified registered nurse anesthetist in the Army for 21 years, with assignments throughout the United States and abroad. In 1970–71, he administered anesthesia in Vietnam, often working for several days without a break. More

Music Lover's Legacy Gift Hits All the Right Notes
George Grim's Estate Gift Helps to Cement a Solid Future for the Orchestra

The late George Grim made an indelible imprint on the social fabric of the Twin Cities. This beloved journalist was widely recognized as a columnist,foreign correspondent, and radio and television personality. More

Music Was Always a Priority for Orchestra Devotee
Last year the Minnesota Orchestra received a generous gift from a charitable remainder trust established by Laureate Society member Dr. Marion Welton and her husband, Dr. George Welton. More

Mike and Carol Milligan
Laureate Society members Carol and Mike Milligan are huge fans of the Minnesota Orchestra's "Inside the Classics" series. "I really like the way Sarah Hicks and Sam Bergman weave the historical perspective into their discussions about the music," Mike says. More

Supporting and Sharing a Love of the Orchestra
"One thing an estate plan addresses is what's special in life," says Dr. Jerry Artz of the Laureate Society. "It's a pleasure and an honor to be able to give to the Minnesota Orchestra—because music unites us all, and great music well played is a cherished experience especially when shared." More

Charitable Gift Annuities: A Gift That Lets You Give and Receive
If you are interested in securing the Minnesota Orchestra's future while also receiving fixed, dependable payments for life, now may be a good time to consider a charitable gift annuity.

Looking Out for the Orchestra's Future
"Even though I plan to live for a very long time,I made sure—early on—that the Orchestra would be included in my estate plans." Minnesota Orchestra Laureate Society member Laura Delavie has been a subscriber to the Orchestra for more than 15 years. More

The Future of the Minnesota Orchestra
Is Up to the Music Lovers of Today

Laureate Society members David and Darlene Lee are not only longtime subscribers of and donors to the Minnesota Orchestra—they are also long-distance commuters to Orchestra Hall. From their home in Wausau, Wis., the Lees travel about 8 hours round-trip to experience the music they love and more. More

No Matter How Old You Are or Where You Live—
The Minnesota Orchestra Can Be Part of Your Legacy

As a young violinist, Minnesota Orchestra Laureate Society member Kristina Morden met Itzhak Perlman in the Greenroom at her first Minnesota Orchestra concert.