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Endowment Giving

The greatest benefit from a gift to the endowment is the knowledge that your gift will ensure the continued excellence of one of the Centre Region’s finest community choruses, now and for many years to come.

Held and managed by SCCS

Gifts to these funds can be made to SCCS directly.

The D. Douglas Miller Endowment Fund: established in honor of former Music Director Dr. D. Douglas Miller upon his retirement in 1999. Gifts to this fund honor the great influence and impact Doug had on the Choral Society during his 28 years as Music Director. Distributions from this fund are used for General Operating Support.


The Diamond Endowment Fund: established as part of the Choral Society’s 60th Anniversary. The Diamond Fund is also used for General Operating Support and helps us continue to present our annual seasons of significant choral repertoire for our community.


The Paulette and Rogers McLane Guest Soloist Fund: established with a gift from Paulette and Rogers McLane to provide funding to ensure that the Choral Society is able to obtain high quality guest soloists for its choral presentations to the State College community.

Held and managed by Centre Foundation

Gifts to these funds can be made directly to Centre Foundation online

to these specified funds benefitting the State College Choral Society.

The DeJong Oratorio Performance Fund: Gordon DeJong, a long-time member of the Choral Society, and his wife, Caroline, created this fund to perpetuate future performances of major choral works by the Choral Society.


The Choral Society Youth Chorale Festival Fund: established by long-time singing member Art Curtze to provide a transformative choral music experience for youth in our community through performances sponsored by the State College Choral Society.


The State College Choral Society Fund: The State College Choral Society endowment fund will support new initiatives and original choral works commissioned by the SCCS. The fund will also ensure the Centre Region will continue to experience and enjoy the arts through major choral music presentations.


The Patricia Farrell Young Listeners Fund: This fund was established to honor Pat Farrell’s love and support of local classical music and will provide no-cost tickets to State College Choral Society performances to high school students and/or Penn State music majors who are receiving financial support through scholarship.


Carl and Janet Hill Family Fund (shared distribution): established by Carl Hill in memory of his wife Janet, this fund honors Janet and Carl’s faith by supporting three local churches where Carl was a pastor, and honors Janet’s passion for music by supporting the two musical organizations that were near and dear to her heart – the State College Choral Society and the Nittany Highland Pipe Band.


Martin and Margaret Wyand Music Fund (shared distribution): Martin and Margaret Wyand established this fund to honor and support the music organizations that had given them so much pleasure over the years. This fund creates many opportunities for our community to share and experience the joy of music. Grants are awarded to the Nittany Valley Symphony, the State College Choral Society, the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, State College High School music programs, and the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority to support the State College Municipal Band.

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