The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's endowment provides annual support for the symphony's season, including subsidizing the free annual Youth Concert performed for area schoolchildren. Donations of assets of all kinds (cash, stock, property, etc.) and all amounts may be received by the endowment and may also be beneficial to the contributor's estate or tax planning purposes. Please contact JSS Executive Director John Bury to discuss the available options.

Busche-Hendrickson Legacy Society

In 1963, Dr. Henry Busche and Dr. Walter Hendrickson founded the Jacksonville Symphony Society. Today, over Fifty years later, we honor their legacy by recognizing those who contribute major gifts to the JSS endowment or include the JSS in their estate plans. Membership in the Busche-Hendrickson Legacy Society is a unique and permanent recognition conferred upon only the most generous patrons of the arts.


  • Individuals or couples who contribute assets during their lifetime, including cash, stock, life insurance, or charitable annuities
  • Individuals or couples who give posthumously via their estates
  • Individuals or couples who legally amend their will to include the JSS and provide documentation to the Society

Membership Levels

  • Members: minimum $5,000 contribution
  • Partners: $10,000 or more
  • Patrons: $50,000 or more

If acceptable to the donor, membership in the Busche- Hendrickson Legacy Society will be announced at a subsequent concert, included in future concert programs, and listed on the JSS website and social media.

Naming Opportunities

Busche-Hendrickson Legacy Society members (at the Partner level or above) may be further recognized with a named chair or an annual sponsorship in perpetuity.

  • Annual endowed concert sponsorship: $40,000 contribution
  • Named chair for principal orchestra member: $25,000 contribution
  • Annual endowed soloist sponsorship: $10,000 contribution

Other naming opportunities may be available and we are glad to discuss the possibilities with you. All contributions are unrestricted and acceptance of gifts and naming wishes are subject to board approval.

Contact Us

Jacksonville Symphony Society
PO Box 32
Jacksonville, IL 62651-0032



Will Musgrove,
Nov 14, 2013, 8:17 PM