Donor pledges to match $100,000 for HSU orchestra program fund


ABILENE, Texas - The fundraising goal to save the Hardin-Simmons University orchestra program is getting a little bit of help for a month.

According to the university, an anonymous source pledged $100,000 to match donations made to the program fund dollar-for-dollar from Friday until the end of June.

The university said earlier in May the orchestra program would be shut down unless $3.1 million was raised by the end of the year.

The decision to potentially phase out the program due to financial reasons was met by a large community response, which prompted HSU President Dr. Lanny Hall to provide the opportunity to raise the funds.

Those who wish to donate to the HSU orchestra endowment can click HERE or contact HSU Vice President of Institutional Advancement Mike Hammack at 325-670-1278.

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