When you make a planned gift to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, you honor the Orchestra. Often, planned giving donors see this as a way of recognizing the ASO's importance over the course of their lives. But for the Orchestra, your gift has a lasting impact. Planned gifts play an important role in the ASO's finances. These are some of the stories behind recent bequests.

Freddie Trembath’s bequest helped the ASO keep playing when the pandemic struck

Freddie trained as a musician, then became a pioneering woman in civil service positions. Her substantial bequest arrived in time to help the Orchestra keep playing during the pandemic.

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Burton Trimble’s planned gift will reach generations of Atlantans

Burton, who just celebrated his 100th birthday, came to Atlanta as a young boy and has spent his life in music and education. His bequest will help the ASO give future audiences the kind of experiences he found valuable in his life.

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Verdery Cunningham played in the ASO's first concert

Verdery and her husband, Dr. Robert Cunningham, made the ASO a beneficiary for their Charitable Remainder Trust, because "I want today's young people to have the kind of opportunities I had."

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