in Santa Ana, California, has announced a $2 million gift from longtime supporters James and Catherine Emmi in support of the symphony's endowment and operations.
James Emmi, retired president of Kimberly Development Company, has served on the symphony's board of directors for twenty-three years. Catherine Emmi is a member of the , where the symphony makes its home. She also sits on the board of the , which works to advance science in the United States.
"Pacific Symphony is honored to receive this gift and admires James and Catherine Emmi for their philanthropy and commitment to symphonic music and the performing arts," said Pacific Symphony president John Forsyte. "Pacific Symphony is a young orchestra and it must build its endowment to ensure its ability to serve the next generation of music lovers. Jim and Catherine are visionary in that they fully understand the importance of music and its impact on our community."