A musical bequest.
During his lifetime, Charles Bauer was known for his love of music and for his career as a local industrialist. In 1916, he conducted the first public function at Memorial Hall (well before the Symphony Orchestra was established).
His leadership resulted in the creation of the Civic Orchestra, the forerunner to the current Symphony, in 1922 where he served as conductor for the next 13 years. The Orchestra became inactive for the next 10 years, but when reactivated in the form of the present-day Symphony in the 1940s he was a strong supporter.
Mr. Bauer died in 1958 at the age of 86, but his Legacy did not. He left a bequest through the Foundation that provides income annually to the Symphony through a designated fund.
Establish your fund. For more information, contact , at 937.324.8773.