Jacksonville Symphony gets $750K gift for music education

Posted on: June 5, 2012

In Monday’s (6/4) Jacksonville Business Journal (Florida), Dargan Thompson writes, “Wayne and Delores Weaver donated $750,000 to the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to support the Symphony’s music education programs. ‘Providing sustainable support for the Symphony’s educational mission is a sound investment for our city and its citizens, especially the children,’ Delores Weaver said in a news release. The gift will support the new J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Music Education Series, which includes programs such as free after-school violin instruction, concerts for elementary school students, audience engagement, and several other programs. The Jacksonville Symphony’s educational programs serve more than 80,000 community members every year and cost the Symphony $1 million of its $8 million operating expenses. Wayne Weaver said in the release he hopes the contribution will inspire others to support the Symphony.”

Posted June 5, 2012