Earnest attempts were made to ensure the accuracy of this list as of publicized date of 10/12/2023.  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 Hyde-Barker and Lin Barker

Maestro’s Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

William Hersey

Jim & Diane Lestor

Jim and Margaret Perkins

Laurie Rossman and Brian Young

Harry and Gail Wallace

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


Dr. Ken and Carol Cushman

Steve and Kathleen Davis

Dr. Jan and Elen Garrett

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Handley

Mr. Richard Lee and Dr. Julie Philley

Linda Pesnell

Nancy Ulrich

Jo Ellan Walley

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

Annette Findley

Ashley Bracken

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Burt

Debbie Finley

Jack and Carol Gibson

Hibbs Family Foundation: Billy Jr, Tisa and Stratton Hibbs

Mr. Todd and Dr. Tiffany Hill

Dr. John and Joyce Hudnall

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

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


Mitch and Joan Andrews

Linda Armstrong

David and Carolyn Bain

Billy and Barbara Bass

Dr. Sunni Boren & Mr. Nathan Atkinson

Mike and Billie Carpenter

Genelle Gann

Jesse George

Mrs. Michael D. Gollob

Val and Robin Hampton

Dan Heldman

Steven and Joanne Idell

Francis and Tana Kay

Randy and Cindy Kidwell

Carole and the late Dr. R. S. Kronenberg

Tracy and Pam Lisner

Leo and Kathie Mack

Peter and Debra McCook

George McMann and Paula Anthony-McMann

Mrs. Jody Philley and Mrs. Leah Philley

Mr. C. Michael and Dr. Cheryl Rogers

John and Carol Ann Rowland

Linda Sellers

David and Stella Stein

Octavio and Melissa Téllez

Tack and Diane Thomas

Glen and Ruth VanDyke

Robert and Patricia Wells

Terry Witter

Joe and Karen Zasik

Sherry McCray

Friends of the Symphony ($250-$999)


Gaylan Braselton

Dr. and Mrs. Roger Burshe

Chuck and Linda Dickens

Larry and Donna Johnson

Diane Martin

Scott and Suzanne Myers

Cheryl Threlkeld

Ebaristo Torres

Kent and Ginger Walker

Clayton and Beth Whitney

Joseph Woelkers


West Oak Property Development/Will Hersey, Sheryl Rogers Palmer

Tyler Today Magazine/Jennifer Gaston

Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System

Tyler Junior College

BMW of Tyler


High Hill Farm

NextHome Neighbors/Gonzalo and Amy Egaña

Office Pride/David Stein

Patrick Willis Strategic Consulting

Regions Bank

Hood Packaging Corp.


United Way of Smith County


East Texas Symphony Orchestra Foundation

The 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

A. S. Genecov Foundation

Louis and Peaches Owen Family Foundation

The R W Fair Foundation

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

T.B. Butler Foundation


The City of Tyler

Texas Commission on the Arts