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.