The Endowed Orchestra Chair Programme is very important to the future of the CPO. Funds donated under this Programme are added to The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation’s Endowment Fund and is held in perpetuity. The income that is generated is contributed each year to the Calgary Philharmonic Society. Your support helps the Orchestra realize its future artistic dreams by making it possible to attract and retain high-calibre players and elevate further the quality of the Orchestra’s performances.

Since the founding of the Programme in 1987 with the Rozsa Music Director Endowed Chair, 15 additional donors have aligned their names with principal and section member orchestra positions.

Your donation will be held in perpetuity by The CPO Foundation and will be eligible, as are all donations to the Foundation, for matching funds from the Canada Cultural Investment Fund.


A gift may be made in the form of cash, securities or property by way of one payment or instalments over a defined period of time. Donations of securities may be eligible for additional income tax incentives.

Endowed Orchestra Chairs

Rozsa Endowed ChairMusic DirectorRune Bergmann
John & Ethelene Gareau Endowed ChairConcertmasterDiana CohenIn honour of Cenek Vrba’s 36 years of service
Peter & Jeanne Lougheed Endowed ChairAssociate ConcertmasterJohn Lowry
Hotchkiss Endowed ChairFirst Violin Section Member
Dennis Sharp & Hélène Coté-Sharp Endowed ChairSecond Violin Section MemberCraig Hutchenreuther
Dalgleish Endowment of Chair 66Second Violin Section MemberLenora Leggatt
Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation Endowed ChairPrincipal ViolaLaurent Grillet-Kim In memory of Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté
John & Jean Partridge Endowed ChairCello Section MemberDavid Morrissey
Deborah Yedlin & Martin Molyneaux Endowed ChairCello Section MemberJoan Kent
Bill & Irene Bell Endowed ChairPiccoloGwen Klassen
Judith + William Kilbourne Named ChairAssistant Principal HornHeather WoottonIn recognition of their long-term support
Frank & Carol Gray Endowed ChairPrincipal TrumpetAdam Zinatelli In memory of Vincent Cichowicz
Dick & Joyce Matthews Endowed ChairPiano
Frank & Carol Gray Endowed ChairPrincipal PercussionJoshua JonesIn honour of Tim Rawlings’ 42 years of service
H.D. Klebanoff Endowed ChairFirst Violin Section Member
Borak Endowed ChairChorus MasterTim Shantz

For more information, please contact:

Jim Campbell
Director, Development

Jeremy Clark
CPO Foundation