This award recognizes the cumulative efforts of an individual, family, foundation, or business, which over a period of multiple years of exceptional generosity has specifically demonstrated significant, long-term involvement with the Santa Maria Philharmonic Society in one or more of the following ways:

  • Direct monetary support
  • Specific achievements, such as new programs launched
  • Intensive involvement and participation in programs, publications, etc., which supports and sustains the Philharmonic Society and encourages and motivates others to take leadership roles

The awardee is generally one who also demonstrates outstanding civic or charitable responsibility. The Legacy Award is given at the discretion of the Board and has been awarded annually.

The Legacy Award is generally made at our annual Gala fundraising event.  For 2022, we awarded three awards because we were not able to award in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID lockdowns.

2024 Legacy Award Winner

2023 Legacy Award Winner

2022 Legacy Award Winners

2019 Legacy Award Winner

(1946-2021)
Judith Sanders
(1946-2021)

2018 Legacy Award Winner

(1929-2019)
Nancy K. Johnson
(1929-2019)

2017 Legacy Award Winner

Judy and Hardy Hearn
Judy and Hardy Hearn

2016 Legacy Award Winner

George Crosby
George Crosby