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Planned Giving & Endowment

Tom Henley Anne Henley

"When we saw the announcement for The Encore Society, we called Vina Williams, the Encore Society Chair, and said, 'I guess we are already de facto members, because several years ago we set up a Charitable Remainder Trust that includes the Chorale!'"

Tom and Anne Henley have been singing for over 35 years. Meeting at California State University, Fullerton as music majors, they soon discovered they had a mutual love of choral music. During their college years at CSUF they sang under David Thorsen. After college, Tom and Anne continued their passion for music, singing with the Orange County Master Chorale, and later, joining Pacific Chorale. Tom and Anne both have sung with Pacific Chorale for over 10 years now, attending rehearsals together every Monday night. "Singing with Pacific Chorale allows us to have a creative outlet. There is always something inspiring in singing, no matter how tired we are," notes Tom. Music has indeed been one of the most important part of their lives.

When Tom and Anne began creating their estate plans, they thought about which projects or causes were important to them. Both educators (Anne teaches junior high and Tom teaches elementary school), they agreed that quality, live musical experiences must be made available to future generations. Tom shares, "As teachers in the trenches, we see first hand how music is slowly disappearing from public schools and we are worried about it having a future. We want to make sure that institutions are available to promote it. With our gift, we have an opportunity to do something about this situation."

Keeping this in mind, Tom and Anne decided to include Pacific Chorale in their estate plans by creating a Charitable Remainder Trust. "Pacific Chorale has an educational outreach program that attracted us. Also, we see the Chorale as a motivating force for exceptional vocal students. Pacific Chorale gives us all an organization in which to possibly participate and one that allows us to hear and perform great choral music."

Encore Society

The Encore Society recognizes and honors those who have included Pacific Chorale as part of their estate planning. By remembering Pacific Chorale in a will, an insurance policy or retirement plan, by establishing a charitable remainder trust, or through any other planned-giving vehicle, you have the opportunity to leave a definite legacy and ensure the preservation of quality choral music and education. Have you ever considered extending your generosity beyond your lifetime?

Pacific Chorale gratefully acknowledges the following benefactors for their extraordinary support:

Mark E. Aldrich
John Alexander
Percy Brotherton*
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Campbell
Phyllis and Terry Clark
Warren Coy
Jacline R. Evered
Roger and Gerri Gibb
Ron Gray
George W. Haas*
George Hatchard*
Tom and Anne Henley
Mark and Donna Hoover
Dennis L. Houser
Michael and Susan Jacobs
Barbara Kingsbury
John and Jan Landstrom
Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons
Karen M. and James S. McBride Endowment Fund
Richard Messenger
Jeanette Moon
Thomas C. Moore Trust*
Ann and Steve Morris
Patricia Newton
Sandy and Val Policky
Thomas A. and Bonnie J. Pridonoff
Dr. Loraine Reed
Ron Rudderow
Jane Shepherd
Susan Van Wig
Martha and Peter Wetzel
Vina Williams

If you have already remembered Pacific Chorale in your estate plan, or are interested in doing so, please contact Barbara Lohman at 714-662-2345. All inquiries will be strictly confidential.

* Deceased

Special Projects Fund

Contributions to Pacific Chorale's Special Projects Fund are given to sponsor unique enterprises and presentations.

William J. Gillespie
Marcus Lussier
Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons

Pacific Chorale Endowment Fund

Contributions to Pacific Chorale's Endowment Fund are invested in perpetuity; the interest generated from the Endowment helps to provide the Chorale with long-term financial stability. The Chorale is delighted to acknowledge its generous Endowment Fund donors. We are deeply grateful to them for their belief and investment in the organization's future.

General Endowment Fund

Commitments of $1,000,000 and above
William J. Gillespie
Phillip N. and Mary A. Lyons

Commitments of $100,000 and above
Ron Gray

Commitments of $50,000 and above
Janice Johnson
in memory of Roger W. Johnson
John and Elizabeth Stahr

Commitments of $25,000 and above
Marilyn and Tom Nielsen
George Reiss

Commitments of $10,000 and above
Wells Fargo Bank
Greg and MarJane Christofferson
Dr. Edward and Mrs. Helen Shanbrom
in memory of David Lee Shanbrom
Vina and Barry Williams

Commitments of $5,000 and above
Anne B. Nutt

Commitments of $1,000 and above
Michael and Karen Carroll
Dr. James and Yuko Kawai Dunning
Michael and Eleanor Gordon
Dennis V. Menke
Richard Messenger
Richard and Michele McNeil
Jeanette Moon
Donna Morse
Carl and Susan St.Clair
in memory of Cole Carsan St. Clair

For more information on Pacific Chorale's Endowment Fund, please contact Barbara Lohman at 714-662-2345.

Singers Memorial Fund

The Singer's Memorial Fund has been created to honor the memories of beloved Pacific Chorale singers who have passed away.

The following individuals have made gifts to the Endowment Fund in memory of Joseph Mathieu and/or Robert Morse:

John Alexander
Mary Baur
Kenneth and Doris Benson
John and Kay Brown
Daniel and Peggy Clark
Dr. James and Yuko Dunning
Glendale City Seventh Day Adventist Church
Ron Gray
Janice Johnson
John and Jan Landstrom
Randi and Robert Larsen
Justin Lee and Sheryl Drinkwater
Rita and Norman Major
Kim and Cory McCloud
Ryan McSweeney
Bill and Ruth Morse
Donna Morse
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Morse
Betsy and Jerry Moulton
Monique and Vincent Nestico
Pat and Craig Newton
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Nielson
Linda Williams Pearce
Sally and Lynn Rans
Dr. Loraine Reed
Roberta Wall
S. J. Wallace
Steve Webb
Vina Williams Slattery