Chicago Symphony receives $1.25 million gift for programming

Posted on: June 13, 2013

In Tuesday’s (6/11) Chicago Tribune, John von Rhein writes that the Chicago Orchestra Association announced Tuesday that it has received a $1.25 million gift from longtime supporters Richard and Mary L. Gray and the Richard and Mary L. Gray Foundation. “The gift is in two parts— $250,000 for artistic innovation and programming, $1 million to endow the position of vice president of artistic planning and audience development, which has been held by Martha Gilmer since 1976. This is the first time an administrative post at the association has been endowed. Richard and Mary L. Gray are both longtime CSO governing members, the former since 1986, the latter since 1999. Richard Gray was elected to the board in 1990 and became a life trustee in 2003. The Grays have been CSO subscribers for 58 years.”

Posted June 13, 2013