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Leaving a Legacy

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The Sempre Society

Bequests and planned gifts, also known as deferred gifts, allow people who are passionate about the Symphony and its future to leave a lasting legacy that will benefit generations to come.

The Kansas City Symphony is tremendously grateful to those donors who think about the Symphony when they make their estate plans. If you notify the Symphony of a planned gift provision, including gifts through estate plans or life-income arrangements, we welcome you into The Sempre Society.

Become a member of The Sempre Society and share your passion with new generations of music lovers. Learn more about ways to make planned gifts.

By informing the Kansas City Symphony of your estate plans,

  • You encourage others to leave a legacy
  • You allow us to honor you during your lifetime
  • You make it possible for the Symphony to plan for its future

Members of The Sempre Society enjoy exclusive benefits, such as special events and donor acknowledgement, as well as the financial benefits planned gifts may provide to heirs.

For more information on planned or deferred gifts and how to join The Sempre Society,
please contact Tim Dodge, Endowment Campaign Manager, at (816) 218-2627.

Always consult with your attorney and financial advisor prior to making any financial decisions.


Members of The Sempre Society (as of March 24, 2017)

  • Mr. Allen Acheson †
  • Richard and Mimi Ahsmuhs
  • Myrtle Bales †
  • Carol B. Bayer †
  • Lennie and Jerry Berkowitz Family Fund
  • Mr. and Mrs. James H. Bernard, Sr. †
  • Sandra Bowlby
  • Tom and Judy Bowser
  • Stephen Bumgarner and Larry Dingman
  • John and Laurie Burgess
  • Barton P. Cohen †
  • Gary and Donna Cole
  • Russell Correll and Lila M. Peake
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bernard D. Craig
  • Morton† and Una Creditor
  • Don and Patricia Dagenais
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Durwood
  • Howard H. Fitch †
  • Dr. Merle E. Frey †
  • Gary D. Harms
  • Larry and Marcia Hawk
  • Mr. and Mrs. Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr.
  • Richard Hill†
  • Irv and Ellen Hockaday
  • Ms. Joan Horan
  • Helen T. Hummel †
  • William Augustus Horacio Hunter
  • Patricia A. Jacobs
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. Jones
  • Charles S. Joss, Jr.
  • Nancy L. Kain
  • Mr.† and Mrs. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Kingsley
  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Kipp
  • Norman and Margaret Kressmann
  • Art and Marianne Lafex
  • Jeanne Fish Levy
  • A.J. LoScalzo
  • Frank Lott †
  • Bill and Peggy Lyons
  • John and Wendy Marvin
  • Francis Medaris
  • JoAnn Meierhoff †
  • C. Michel Minor
  • Mrs. G.M. Mulhern †
  • Dr. Robin L. Onikul
  • Lyman and Sally Ott
  • Dr. Ron and Donna Patton
  • Damon Shelby Porter, in honor of Roy Kenneth and Yvonne Porter
  • Mr. and Mrs. George E. Powell III
  • Dr. Mary Jo Rahatz†
  • Ann T. Reed
  • Mrs. Charles D. Roberts, Jr.
  • Charlotte P. Ronan
  • Jack and Jean Rosenfield
  • Paul M. Russell
  • John and Errett Schmid
  • Mr.† and Mrs. Thomas M. Scott
  • Joe and Susan Sims
  • Mr.† and Mrs. Richard H. Spencer
  • Richard J. Stern †
  • Marilyn and William B. Taylor
  • Kaleen Tiber
  • Mr.† and Mrs. John Dodds Turner
  • Patricia Werthan Uhlmann
  • Dale and Diane Wassergord
  • † deceased