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Philanthropy at the Phil

             Donors who choose to leave a legacy of music for the next generation deserve a thunderous ovation! The
             generosity of those who came before us, and the legacy you plan today to leave for tomorrow, will ensure the
             Phil’s continued strength as a regional leader in the performing arts.

             Join the Ovation Circle with other donors who have made a commitment to include the Phil as a beneficiary
             in their will or estate plans. If you have included the Phil in your legacy giving plans, we would be grateful if you
             would let us know so we understand your intentions.


             The Phil is honored to be the recipient of a generous bequest from long-time audience subscriber, Pauline C.
             Geishecker of Duxbury.  Mrs. Geishecker, who passed away in January 2015, was a passionate lover of orchestral
             music and an advocate for supporting the arts in her community. This bequest is one of the largest gifts in the
             Phil’s history, and has made it possible for the Phil to build a reserve fund – which is critical when unforeseen
             circumstances hit, such as the pause of our season due to COVID-19.
             “Pauline’s gift is a beautiful statement of the power of music,” says Past Board Chair Elizabeth Pineault.  “This
             donation was a long-term investment that will serve as a catalyst for fundraising efforts going forward, and
             demonstrates a strong vote of confidence. It is a lovely example of how one individual can make an enormous
             impact on an arts organization and its community.”

              “You cannot imagine the wonderful joy we have in carrying on
              as Trustees of the [Main Family] Foundation. To see the money
              fund such things as the Family Concert… this gives the family
              so much joy. I would encourage anyone to ask about creating
              a foundation or other bequests that help fund the non-profit
              groups that your family believes in supporting. It is truly a very
              personalized way to support your community for years to come.”

                     - Petie (Main) & Paul Blanchard & Nicole Blanchard Benaksas,
                        Trustees of the Edgar and Pauline Main Foundation

               Contact Heidi Boyd, Director of Philanthropy, 508-746-8008, ext. 118 or email [email protected]

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