Recipient: Chattanooga Symphony and Opera

Pardon the pun, but when YoYo-Ma comes to town, people listen.  The opportunity to see a world class musician comes around every once in a while, but not everyone can afford a $75 ticket.  Not many high school or college students have even been to the symphony, much less to see Yo Yo Ma.  That’s why we decided to team up with Chattanooga Symphony and Opera to offer 20 student ticket scholarships via an open lottery process.  Once word got out, we had several anonymous donors contribute to help us send 50 students!  It was a magical evening for everyone, and the students had a blast!