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Founded in 1994, the Grand Junction Symphony Foundation is a permanent endowment for the orchestra which focuses on legacy gifts, annual giving, and estate planning.

How Does it Work?

Challenge Grant Details

Match Dollar for Dollar

Double Your Impact

Our 30th year challenge grant will result in a significant contribution of at least $60,000 to the GJSF endowment. Help us create the music you enjoy from our cherished Symphony.

$30,000 Grant


Donations are

Fully Tax Deductible

Your contributions to the challenge grant are fully tax deductible. You will automatically be provided with a letter and form for tax purposes.

Through June 30th 2024


Three Ways to


Use the link below, mail or deliver a check to the Symphony office at 412 Main St. Write “GJSF Challenge Grant” on the memo line or use your Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

Thank you!


Put a plan in place

How can YOUR estate plan help the community you love and reflect your values?


Update Your Will

Do you have an updated will that reflects your passions and priorities?

Estate Planning

Including us in your estate plan will benefit GJSO and your community directly.

Utilize the WCCF

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is our endowment partner. WCCF provides donors specialized expertise in charitable giving options and long-term investment.
How To

Get Started


Professional Assistance

Contact an attorney, or call Kristin Lynch, Director of Development and Major Gifts, at the Community Foundation (WCCF), (970) 243-3767.

Don't Wait

Make your wishes known this Symphony Season. You never know what life will bring.

Let us Know

Let us know if you are including a gift in your estate plan to the Symphony Foundation, so we can recognize and include you in our Musical Legacy Society Supporters.
Donate Directly

To The Symphony Foundation

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  • Online donations to the Symphony Foundation are processed through Stripe and/or PayPal. This is the easiest way to donate, plus it is secure and efficient.
  • If you’d like to make monthly donations and have your designated amount automatically paid to our account, use PayPal. You can cancel anytime.
  • Your donation to the Grand Junction Symphony Foundation is fully tax-deductible.
  • After making a donation, the Grand Junction Symphony Foundation will send you an email acknowledging your donation for your tax records.

Foundation Board Members

Adele Suydam, Interim President
William Brodak, Vice President
Kenneth Heitt, Secretary
Chris Unfug, Treasurer
Susanne Armstrong
Kate Denning
Lisa Hemann
Dr. Amy Paul
Wanda Putnam
Cynthia Rhodes
Ken Storck

Gregg Kampf, Counsel

Notable Donors to the Foundation

Honoring all Overture level and above supporters of the Symphony Foundation over the decades. Thank you for ensuring great music continues in our community.

Dr. Sigma and Barbara Alpha
Dr. Craig H. Anderson
Phyliss Apple

Herb and Laura May Bacon
Rawlene Bainter
Arlene and Dennis Baker
Adrienne Barnett
Walter J. Birkedahl Memorial
Carol Bissinger Memorial
Wally Bissinger
Ronald and Mary Ellen Bradley, in
memory of Don and Dorothy Everhart
William and Elizabeth Brodak
William and Elizabeth Brodak,
in memory of
Bernard and Lois Brodak
F. Brown
Paul and Gail Buegler
Bernie and Mary Beth Buescher

James and Carol Cadez
Don and Yvette Caldera
Reid and Helen Cameron
Dr. Denis Campbell
Don Campbell
Mary Carlson
Doris Christensen
Karen Combs and Lynn Wegener
Chris and Lee Comstock
James Crittenden and Ann Olewick
Mary, Daniel and Allan Crumbaker,
in memory of Lucille Crumbaker
Lucille and Victor Crumbaker Memorial

Robert and Kate Denning
Robert Denning Memorial
Kate Denning
Stephen and Sibylle Doyle
Clare duPont

Sherry and Dave Farny
FCI Constructors, Inc.
Norm and Lisa Franke
Vernon and Brigitte Frenzel

James Golden
Max and Jeanne Goodwin
Ruth Gormley
Grand Junction Symphony Guild
Alice Griggs

Elizabeth Hall
Dr. Denzel and Barbara Hartshorn
Richard and Cindy Hansen
Ken and Margy Heitt
Reese and Wava Henry
Doris H. Hogarth
Ruth Powell Hutchins Trust

Suzanne Ives

David and Martha James
Anita Johnson
Anita Johnson Memorial
Stephen Johnson Memorial
Charles and Gertraud Jones

Gregg and Kristine Kampf
Jim and Elizabeth Kelsey
Owen and Margaret Kingman
Theodore and Linda Koeman
Don and Shirley Kramer

Jan and Truus Leendertse
Dr. Robert Linnemeyer
Beth Littleton
William and Janet Loring
Joseph and Malinda Lyons

Dr. Mark and Karen Madsen
Glenn and Debra Mallory
Katherine Manning
Sally Matchett
Michael and Paula McCormick
Bette McDonald
Neil and Linda Mendenhall
Don Meyers
Patti Milius
Patti Milius Memorial
Dr. Taft and Margaret Moore
Robert and Carol Murphy

Jean Nelson
Nate and Jan Niebauer
Amy Nuernberg and Owen O’Fallon

Galina Olsen
Candace Flowers O’Rourke

Partners Concert
Dr. Ross and Milly Pacini
Barbara Parish and Gary Roberts
Partners Concert
Patricia Powell
Precision Air Drilling Services, Inc.
Joe and Del Prinster
Anthony and Sally Prinster
Wanda Wray Putnam
William E. Putnam Memorial

Kam and Jeanne Reporter
Earl and Cynthia Rhodes
Jack and Betty Richardson
Allan S. Risley and Donna Donahue
Jack and Jan Roberts
William S. Robinson Trust
E. Rockingham

Dr. Theodore and Roberta Sadler
Janet Scheevel
Melba Schmidt Memorial
Dale and C.J. Schoenbeck
Mike and Jean Sewell
Robert G. Shales
Bob Smith Memorial
Cynthia Sharp
Suwannee and Anchalee Smith
Sandy Storey, in memory of Gary Storey
Robert and Adele Suydam

Mary Tackett
Third Sector Innovations, Inc.
Jay Thompson, in memory of
Bill and Zelda Thompson
Richard and Gaylene Thompson
Dr. Larry Tice
Richard Troy Trust

Chris and Teresa Unfug
Jeanne Urbach
Benerita Urruty

Judy Vanderleest

Helga Wedekin
Barbara Jo Wheeler
Jay Wilcox
Lawrence Wild
Donna Williams
Julia Wilkerson, in honor of Brigitte Frenzel
Miriam Chase Wille, in honor of Brigitte Frenzel
Bruce and Mary Clare Williams
David and Mary Wood / Western
Colorado Community Foundation

Robert and Leslie Zentner
Mark and Sheila Zipse