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Securing the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra's Future

The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra formally honored the inaugural members of the orchestra’s 1929 Society at an event in May of 2022. The Community Foundation has worked closely with symphony leaders to establish an endowment at CFA to support the JSO into the future. The foundation also provided a framework for creating a membership model similar to the foundation’s Legacy Society

At the event to honor founding members, the symphony’s Principal String Quartet played favorites from 1929—the year the orchestra was established—and Maestro James Blachly inducted each member by presenting a commemorative lapel pin. Outreach is ongoing, with a goal of growing the 1929 Society and securing the organization’s viability for future generations.

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1929 Society Founding Members

  • Dr. Magdi and Karen Azer Section Oboe Endowed Chair
  • Joel A. Bezek and Family Section Violin Endowed Chair
  • R. Michael Cascio
  • Carmel C. Coco Section Bassoon Endowed Chair
  • John and Julie Coyle
  • Jelorma Lopresti DeMario
  • Mark F. Gojmerac Section Viola Endowed Chair
  • Thomas and Sara Goughnour
  • Bob and Sam Hanson
  • Lynne Hood
  • Johanna LaBuda
  • Bill and Stacey Locher
  • Dorothy and Camille Maravalli
  • Dennis and Karen McNair
  • Frank and Mary Edith Mardis Principal Clarinet Endowed Chair
  • Thomas J. O’Brien
  • Ethel Otrosina
  • Mark Pasquerilla and Leah McCullough Concertmaster’s Chair
  • Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla Conductor’s Chair
  • The Pullen Family Section Cello Endowed Chair
  • Dr. James and Christine Richey Principal Cello Endowed Chair
  • Terry L. Stevens
  • Clyde and Rita Thomas
  • Robert E. “Bob” Thomas Section Violin Chair
  • Zeigler and Hauger Families Principal Bass Endowed Chair
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