“The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra has received a $90,000 gift from the estate of Frank and Ruth Funk,” writes Ben Steelman in Wednesday’s (5/11) StarNews (Wilmington, N.C.). “The Funks, longtime faculty members and administrators at Syracuse University, were active for years in the Wilmington cultural community. Ruth Funk, who died in 2013, served on the orchestra’s board of directors for many years and, with her husband, was among the organizers of the Alliance for a Regional Concert Hall (ARCH). Frank Funk died Aug. 21. The Funks’ donation is one of a number recent legacy gifts to the orchestra, according to Karen Smith, president of the Wilmington Symphony’s board. The gift was announced during the orchestra’s Derby Day fundraiser. At the same event, Smith announced that the Wilmington Symphony will present its 2016-17 season downtown at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center.”

Posted May 13, 2016