The has announced a $1.85 million gift from the to establish a chair in the foundation's honor.
Based on merit, the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Honorary Chair will be awarded every five years to a tenured Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musician who demonstrates excellence in musical artistry, leadership, collegiality, and community engagement. Recipients will receive a one-time stipend of $10,000 at the start of their term for professional development.
"The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair is a compelling testament of passion for great music and musicians," said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra president Stanley E. Romanstein. "This historic contribution also represents a new model for supporting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra — in which a contribution can transcend Symphony Hall and marry our institutional goals with unique philanthropic vision. The...honorary chair model will inspire others to think outside of the traditional named gift, and I look forward to the creativity and generosity gifts like this will undoubtedly inspire."