Planned Giving

Musical Heritage Society – Creating a BPO Legacy

The Musical Heritage Society is comprised of BPO patrons who have expressed an interest in supporting the Philharmonic after their lifetime through Estate Planning or Planned Giving. A planned gift allows a donor to provide for the BPO without letting go of liquid assets.

Perhaps you’ve already named the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in your will or provided for in your estate plans? We would like to have the opportunity to thank and honor you for creating a permanent gift to the BPO by inviting you to join the Musical Heritage Society and include you in future events.

If you are considering making provisions in your will or estate plans, the BPO is ready to work with you to determine which approach best meets your needs, that of your family, and your philanthropic interests. Once it is determined how you would like to proceed, the BPO will assist your every step of the way to help carry your plan to fruition.

To learn more about gift and estate planning, please contact Guy Tomassi, Major and Planned Gifts Officer,
at (716) 242-7821 or

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Musical Heritage Society Members

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Charlotte C. Acer
Elizabeth & John Angelbeck
Rita Argen Auerbach
Charles Balbach
Jennifer Barbee
Donald M. Behr & Samuel E. Lolinger*
The Reverend and Mrs. Peter W. Bridgford
James A. Brophy & Fraser B. Drew*
Daniel R. Burch
Anthony J. Cassetta*
The Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio Charitable Trust
Barbara & Jerry* Castiglia
Gerard and Rachel Catalano
Ida Christie*
Victoria A. Christopher – In honor of JoAnn Falletta and Donald McCrorey
Dr. Sebastian and Mrs. Marilyn Ciancio
Louis & Ann Louise Ciminelli
Ms. Elizabeth G. Clark
Mr.* & Mrs. William M. Clarkson
Mary E. Clemesha*
Ruth Cohan*
Mrs. George Cohn
Dr. Elizabeth Conant
Ellen Todd Cooper
Rev. Raymond G. Corbin
Marilyn R. Cornelius
Dr. Sharon F. Cramer and Mr. Leslie R. Morris* in honor of the BPO Viola Section
Sandra B. Cumming
Beverly Davies
Mrs. Roberta Dayer
Tim DiCarlo
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony N. Diina
Charles* & Nancy* Dowdell
Ellen & Victor* Doyno
Sarah & Donald Dussing
Mr. George Eagan Ginther
Jeanne C. Eaton*
Angelo & Carol Fatta
Marion Fay
Dr. Mildred J. Fischle
Judith & John* Fisher
Marjorie* and William Gardner
Richard E. Garman*
Edward N. Giannino, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Byron R. Goldman
Ms. Constance A. Greco
Susan J. Grelick
Gordon & Gretchen Gross
Peter Hall & M.E. O’Leary
Marion Hanson
Margaret W. Henry
Mr. & Mrs. George G. Herbert
Monte & Cheryl* Hoffman
Mrs. L. Nelson Hopkins, Jr.*
Philip H. Hubbell in memory of Jayne T. Hubbell
Paul A. Imbert
Bruce and Gail Johnstone
Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth R. Kahn
Theresa Kazmierczak
Kathleen Keenan-Takagi
The Herbert & Ella Knight Family Charitable Fund
Rosalind and Michael Kochmanski
Dr. Merrily Kuhn and Mr. James Kulwicki
Norma Jean Lamb
Eric E. & Ruth F. Lansing
Mr. & Mrs.* Wilfred J. Larson
Kalista S. Lehrer*
Bradford Lewis, PhD
Gerald & Barbara Lipa
Francie D. & Joel N. Lippman
Marie Marshall*
Mr.* & Mrs. J. A. Mattern
Sandra and Dennis McCarthy
Michael and Lorrie Munschauer
Donna & Leo Nalbach
Rev. Russell A. Newbert
Drs. Howard & Karen Noonan
Robert & Marion North Fund
George F. Phillips, Jr.*
Mrs. Frederick S. Pierce
Edwin Polokoff
Susan Potter
Dennis Quinn
Virginia Ann Quinn
Evelyn Joyce Ramsdell
Sylvia L. Rosen
John and Susan Rowles
Nancy E. Ryther*
Paul and Gerda Sanio
Kenneth Schmieder, In memory of Nancy L. Julian
Glibert Schulenberg
Betty J. Schultz
Catherine F. Schweitzer
Joseph and Carole Sedita
Roger & Joan Simon
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Skerker
Dennis M. Smolarek
Jane Snowden*
Monica and Steve Spaulding
Harriet Stewart*
David D. Stout & Janet E. Popp Stout
Gerald R. Strauss
Sue W. Strauss
Cecelia Tachok*
Nancy B. Thomas
Therese M. Vita
Jim and Michal Wadsworth, as trustees of the Mulroy, Heath and Colby Foundations
Dr. Bernard D. Wakefield*
Mrs. Robert Warner*
Marjorie W. Watson
Dorothy Westhafer
Wayne* & Janet Wisbaum
Elizabeth Ann Withrow
Mr.* & Mrs. J. Milton Zeckhauser


The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra endorses the LEAVE A LEGACY® WESTERN NEW YORK program, an initiative of the WNY Planned Giving Consortium and a public awareness campaign of the National Committee on Planned Giving.