University of Arizona School of Music receives $20 million from Fox family

Posted on: January 15, 2015

“The University of Arizona School of Music will change its name to the Fred Fox School of Music after the son of the legendary horn player gifted the school $20 million,” writes Cathalena Burch in Wednesday’s (1/14) Arizona Daily Star (Tucson). “The donation by Alan and Daveen Fox in Fred Fox’s honor follows three years after the couple endowed the UA’s Graduate Wind Quintet, also named after Fred Fox, with $1.25 million. Fox played solo French horn with the National Symphony, the Minneapolis Symphony”—currently the Minnesota Orchestra—“and the Los Angeles Philharmonic and taught at several universities…. The School of Music will use the money to fund the Alan C. and Daveen Fox Endowed Chair for the Director of the School of Music; the Fred Fox Endowed Chair for French Horn Studies; and the Daveen Fox Endowed Chair for Music. Another $2 million of the gift will be used to create the Fox Family Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund to provide scholarships each year for up to three undergraduate students majoring in music and three graduate students whose studies emphasize brass instrument performance. The School also will establish an endowed fund that will support the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet in perpetuity.”

Posted January 15, 2015