Plowe Society for Planned Giving

The Peoria Symphony Orchestra was founded by Harold Plowe—a man of enormous genius with an entrepreneurial spirit and diverse interests. Plowe arrived in Peoria in the early 1880s. He was a performer, a maker of fireworks, and a skilled archer. As the PSO’s conductor for over a quarter-century, from 1898 until 1927, and as Conductor Emeritus from 1930 until 1941, Plowe nurtured the symphony from infancy through adolescence, from the height of Peoria’s industrial gilded age through a World War and an economic depression.

In the spirit of this dedication, members of The Harold Plowe Society help ensure a robust future for the PSO by committing at least $10,000 of their estate to the Peoria Symphony Foundation. These funds are placed in endowment and managed for the long term financial sustainability of your Peoria Symphony Orchestra.

For more information on including the Peoria Symphony in your estate plan, or for confidential assistance, please contact the Director of Development or call 309.671.1096.

Plowe Society Members

R. Rennie Atterbury, III
Ali and Gloria Bahaj
Sidney C. and Florence L. Banwart
Wayne E. Baum Family Foundation
John and Linda Blossom
Ronald K. and Suzanne F. Burkey
Stan and Cathy Butler
Lois E. Casson
John and Nancy Crawford
Dr. John R. Day
Ann Franklin
Dave and Virginia Gill
Bob and Jean Gilmore
Merle and Barbara Glick
Donald E. and Joanne Hofford
Joseph F. and Patricia A. Kennell
Mr. and Mrs. James Kidder

Len A. and Maureen Kuchan
Karl and Cheryl Kuppler
Michael and Trudy Landwirth
Margaret L. O’Neill Trust
Charles E. and Maryln G. Rager
David P. Ransburg
Walter C. Ruppman
Drs. John and Jackie Ruthman
Drs. Sue and Tony Sauder
Jim and Jill Sherman
Dr. Kip and Ann Strasma
Gene and Harriett Swager
Eugene M. and Donna D. Sweeney
Mr. David Walvoord
Warren Webber
William Wilsen

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