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Allentown Symphony Century Fund

The Century Fund was established by Donald Miller in 1985 as a way to support organizations that, according to Donald, exemplified a vibrant community: the arts and education.  “After all, arts and education give us the opportunity to elevate and expand our thinking. They allow us to honor the past and fuel new ideas for the future. They compel us to understand, reflect, dream and create.”   

His intention from the beginning was for The Century Fund to live for only a quarter of a century.  Otherwise, he believed, it might drift too far away from its original purpose and the people who knew him.  In its lifetime The Century Fund gave more than $54 million of financial support to more than 139 not-for-profit organizations.   
 
In 2021 the Century Fund, by way of three final legacy gifts concluded its pre-determined lifetime of twenty-five years.  The trustees established three funds with the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, one of which supports the Allentown Symphony Association: the Allentown Symphony Association Endowment Fund. 

The Allentown Symphony Association Endowment Fund supports the annual operations of the Allentown Symphony Association in the categories of Musician Salaries, Education and Outreach, Recording and Marketing, and Maintenance. 

Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Allentown Symphony Century Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101.  


Excepts taken from Moran, J. M., & Miller, E. D. (2021, August 6). Your view by Donald P. Miller's children: We urge others to build on the legacy of the century fund. mcall.com. Retrieved from https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-century-fund-giving-moran-miller-20...