Butler School of Music Announces the 'Butler Society' Annual Giving Program
The Butler School announced its new annual giving program, The Butler Society, at the third annual Faculty Gala Concert in September. Named for philanthropists Sarah and Ernest Butler, the Butler Society was established this year to recognize and honor individuals, corporations, and foundations who make a philanthropic investment in the Butler School. Members of the Butler Society will be recognized in the school publication Words of Note, on the school's website, and in the concert programs of Butler Featured Events.
"Like the Butlers, members of the Butler Society share a common desire to support the future of the Butler School of Music and its students," said B. Glenn Chandler, Director. "This community of supporters has catapulted the Butler School into the elite company of top music schools, and they ensure the continued tradition of excellence in our program."
The Butler Society offers multiple levels of membership to meet supporters' needs and interests, and members may choose how their gifts will make a difference. In order to help maintain the program's high standard of academic excellence, support may be directed to provide scholarships to top students, recruit the most talented faculty in each field, or to enhance community outreach programs. Annual gifts may also support endowed program funds, scholarships and professorships. They may also provide unrestricted support, an important benefit to all of the Butler School's academic endeavors.
"Through their generosity, Butler Society members help us offer the very best enrichment and professional growth opportunities to students and faculty," Chandler said. "We are profoundly grateful to our valued alumni, friends, foundations and corporate partners for their support of the Butler School of Music."