Friends of the Symphony

Fundraising and Endowed Chairs

The Friends of the Symphony supports your Fort Collins Symphony through fundraising efforts, volunteering, and the Friends Endowment. Since its first fundraising event in 1964, the Friends (formerly the Guild) has generated over $1 million of financial support to FCS. We are the largest single donor to the symphony!

2018-2019 Friends membership raised more than $12,000 to sponsor the FCS Masterworks # 4 concert. This was in addition to $6,250 given to support the February FCSO Musical Zoo Grand Finale performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Further donations included $250 in support of Composer Talks and $250 for FCS rehearsal refreshments.

The Friends of the Symphony Endowed Chair Program totals over $596,000 and resides in a balanced pool at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Interest from this fund supports orchestra musician salaries. In 1999, Kay Edwards set a goal of endowing 36 musician chairs. After 22 years of hard work, Kay not only met her goal in 2021, she exceeded it by one with a total of 37 endowed musician chairs. The Fort Collins Symphony Association is deeply grateful for Kay’s Vision and commitment to supporting the orchestra.

Anyone interested in contributing to the Friends of the Symphony Endowment or in establishing another named chair, please contact Kay Edwards, Friends of the Symphony Endowment Chair, at 970-484-9465 or

Friends of the Symphony Endowed Chairs

Lynnette C. Jung Trombone Chair

Lynnette C. Jung Trombone Chair

Dr. Peter Springberg endowed this chair in loving memory of his late wife, a retired Air Force Mental Health specialist...