Cleveland Orchestra receives generous $9.3 million donation

Cleveland Orchestra receives generous $9.3 million donation

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The renowned Cleveland Orchestra has received $9.3 million from the estate of local philanthropist, Dr. Jean Hower Taber.

The donation was announced by the orchestra on Thursday and outline in Dr. Taber's written estate will, revealed after her death at the age of 94-years-old.

"I cannot possibly express how grateful we all are at The Cleveland Orchestra for this extraordinarily generous, and completely unexpected, gift," says André Gremillet, Cleveland Orchestra Executive Director. "Jean Hower Taber truly loved The Cleveland Orchestra and believed in the power of music to change lives."

Dr. Taber, who was the great-granddaughter of the Quaker Oats Co. founder, regularly contributed to the orchestra's annual fund as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra's Heritage Society before her death in July 2017.

"On behalf of all of us at The Cleveland Orchestra, and the many people around the world like Jean who love this institution, we extend our heartfelt gratitude," says Gremillet.

This Saturday's Cleveland Orchestra performance at Blossom Music Center will be dedicated to Dr. Taber.

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