Our Grand Dame Dana Endsley and her husband Ferral Endsley, the Noble Gold, will be honored for their decades of unwavering service to the Guild, the Philharmonic Association, the medical community and youth organizations in Abilene. Joni and Bill Wood, honorary Ball Chairs, are honoring the Endsleys by reprising the very successful Ball theme created by Joni and Dana as chairs of the 2000 ball, Alice In Wonderland. Rounding out this year’s honorees will be Donna Thorne, recipient of the Golden Charm, an award honoring continued outstanding service by a Guild member through the years.
The day begins with the Mad Hatter Brunch which will highlight the accomplishments of the Senior Belles and Beaus and spotlight the Golden Charm, Donna Thorne. Then, be prepared for a fairytale evening, beginning with the elegant Major Donors Reception, recognition of the Golden Charm, formal presentation of the Grand Dame and Noble Gold followed by presentation of the Senior Belles and Beaus, a delectable dinner and an evening of dancing.
It is through the generous support of donors like you that the Guild is able to accomplish our mission to support and promote the interest and growth of the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra. Programs of the Philharmonic Association we annually support include the orchestra, educational opportunities for youth and adults, the Abilene Youth Orchestra, the Discover Music Children’s Concert Series for Big Country students and quality entertainment for all ages. Your sponsorship of the Gold Medallion Events will help guarantee another season of fine orchestral music for our community.
Please review the enclosed tax-deductible Sponsorship Opportunities and pledge your support today. We hope to hear from you before the rush of the holiday begins.
On behalf of the Abilene Philharmonic Guild, thank you for your continued support. Please join us, along with the Endsleys, the Woods, and the Thornes in our effort to make this year’s Gold Medallion Ball a great success for our orchestra.Grande Dame and Noble Gold
Dana and Ferral Endsley
Honorary Ball Chairmen
Joni and Bill Wood
Mary Ellis Ferguson
Featuring a Performance by Violin Virtuoso