Earnest attempts were made to ensure the accuracy of this list as of publication date of 03/23/2024.  Please contact the ETSO office at if you believe there is an error or wish to update your recognition as listed. Thank you!

Virtuoso ($100,000+)

Women’s Symphony League of Tyler

Encore Benefactor ($50,000-$99,999)

Sheryl Rogers Palmer

Orchestra Circle ($25,000-$49,999)

Betty J. Bower

Laura and Lin Barker

Maestro’s Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

Chris Buford/HPP Fund at ETCF

John David and Linda Crow

Dr. Jan and Elen Garrett

William Hersey

Jim and Diane Lestor

Jim and Margaret Perkins

Laurie Rossman and Brian Young

Harry and Gail Wallace

Concertmaster ($5,000-$9,999)


Mr. and Mrs. Allen Burt

Dr. Ken and Carol Cushman

Steve and Kathleen Davis

Annette Findley

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Handley

Mr. Richard Lee and Dr. Julie Philley

Linda Pesnell

Nancy Ulrich

Jo Ellan Walley

Overture ($2,500-$4,999)

Ashley Bracken

Brent Byers

Cameron and Kathleen Cooper

Debbie Finley

Jack and Carol Gibson

Billy Jr. and Tisa Hibbs

Mr. Todd and Dr. Tiffany Hill

Dr. John and Joyce Hudnall

Steven and Joanne Idell

Mr. John Muller

Anita Jones Nourse

Mr. Kevin and Dr. Laura O’Halloran

Anthony and Jamie Rhorer

Larry and Jan Rosenfield

Ron and Mary Ann Safford

Michael and Laura Young

Sonata ($1,000-$2,499)

Anonymous (2)

Mitch and Joan Andrews

Linda Armstrong

David and Carolyn Bain

Tommy and Caro Bartley

Billy and Barbara Bass

Dr. Sunni Boren & Mr. Nathan Atkinson

Steve and Wendy Bratteli

Rose Brown

Monalee R. Camp

Mike and Billie Carpenter

Mr. Matt and Dr. Rachel DeVaney

Gonzalo and Amy Egaña

John and Sharon Eiche

Genelle Gann

Jesse and Mary Beth George

Mrs. Michael D. Gollob

Val and Robin Hampton

Webb and Vicki Harvey

Dan Heldman

Arthur Hill

Francis and Tana Kay

Randy and Cindy Kidwell

Carole and the late Dr. R. S. Kronenberg

Harry and Dawn Leatherwood

Tracy and Pam Lisner

Leo and Kathie Mack

Peter and Debra McCook

Sherry McCray

Bill and Ella McGaughey

George McMann and Paula Anthony-McMann

Robert and Terry McRae

Scott and Suzanne Myers

Mrs. Jody Philley and Mrs. Leah Philley

Drew and Katie Robison

Mr. C. Michael and Dr. Cheryl Rogers

Joel and Jeanette Ross

John and Carol Ann Rowland

Jon Sanders

Linda Sellers

Rebecca Spencer

Dana Staples

David and Stella Stein

Jim and Missy Teeter

Octavio and Melissa Téllez

Tack and Diane Thomas

Cheryl Threlkeld

Glen and Ruth VanDyke

Robert and Patricia Wells

Steve and Tricia Wiggs

Terry Witter

Joe and Dayna Woelkers

Joe and Karen Zasik

Friends of the Symphony ($250-$999)


Jeremy Ables

Gaylan Braselton

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Burshe

Chuck and Linda Dickens

Ginger R. Fair

Mrs. Maxine Flatt

Mary Hagan

Dory Hersey

Stratton Hibbs

Spencer and Jennifer Hines

William Hutchins

Larry and Donna Johnson

Neal Katz

Robert and Donna Lapidus

Bob and Kim Lessner

Diane Martin

Anne Martinez

Dr. and Mrs. Lourell Sutliff

Ebaristo Torres

Kent and Ginger Walker

Clayton and Beth Whitney


Thank you, as well, to the Friends of the Symphony who have donated at the $1-$249 level.  Your support is appreciated.


West Oak Property Development/Will Hersey, Sheryl Rogers Palmer

Tyler Today Magazine/Jennifer Gaston

Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System

Tyler Junior College

Tyler ISD

Regions Bank

The University of Texas at Tyler

BMW of Tyler


High Hill Farm

NextHome Neighbors/Gonzalo and Amy Egaña

Office Pride/David Stein

Park Central

Patrick Willis Strategic Consulting

Southside Bank

D & N Grocery/Ebaristo Torres

Hood Packaging Corp.

MUUK Golf/Octavio Téllez

Edward Jones Financial Advisors


Anonymous (2)

East Texas Symphony Orchestra Foundation

The Robert M. Rogers Foundation

Braithwaite Performing Arts Program at the East Texas Communities Foundation

Women’s Fund of Smith County

Byers Family Foundation

Watson W. Wise Foundation

Julietta Jarvis Foundation

A. S. Genecov Foundation

Hibbs Family Foundation

The R. W. Fair Foundation

John Evans Endowment for the Benefit of the ETSO at the East Texas Communities Foundation

The Byars Foundation

T.B. Butler Foundation


The City of Tyler

Texas Commission on the Arts