Special Gifts


The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra is supported in part by several permanent endowment funds.

The Joe Prothro Endowment, honoring longtime benefactor and former WFSO Board President, Joe Prothro, was established in  2003 and provides support for general operations.

The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra is the beneficiary of a new endowment fund:

The Aurora S. Bolin Memorial Endowment Fund

Benefitting the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Inc.


Establishment and Purpose of Endowment:

The Aurora S. Bolin Memorial Endowment Fund was established by Pat and Dan Bolin on December 1, 2017. It is housed at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation.

 The fund was established to honor their mother, Aurora S. Bolin, as well as to fund the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director/Conductor Podium. The endowment will insure that the orchestra can secure a vibrant, professional and quality music director for years to come which is vital to the ongoing mission of the WFSO.


Funding the Endowment:

Pat and Dan Bolin have initiated the funding process by donating $250,000 to the fund. They have challenged the WFSO to secure an additional $250,000 over a three-year period, and upon successful completion of that goal, the Bolins will contribute an additional $500,000. Thus creating a one-million-dollar endowment securing the artistic future of the orchestra.

We invite you to join the WFSO in meeting this challenge and to partner with us as we promote symphonic music in order to enrich, educate, and entertain diverse audiences in the Texoma community for generations to come.


For additional information, please contact:

Alicia Deges, Executive Director, wfsoed@wfso.org

Pledge forms can be returned to the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Inc.

1300 Lamar, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301

Planned Giving

By including a charitable gift to the Symphony in your will or estate plan, you can help ensure that the orchestra will present concerts for the next generation of patrons.

Tribute Gifts

Honor someone special or celebrate the legacy of a loved one by making a Tribute Gift in their honor or memory today.

Matching Gifts

Increase the impact of your support by taking advantage of your company’s matching gift program.


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