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William J. Fenza Memorial Fund

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The William J. Fenza Memorial Fund of the Allentown Symphony Association

The William J. Fenza Memorial Fund of the Allentown Symphony Association is an agency fund established in 2021 that supports classical concerts of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Learn more about the symphony at

William J. Fenza

The Fund was established in memoriam to honor William J. Fenza who died on October 18, 2020, in Allentown, Pennsylvania at the age of 91. When he was a teenager, his piano teacher encouraged him to attend concerts of the Philadelphia Orchestra; he did so, and he became a life-long lover and supporter of classical music. He attended Johns Hopkins University, where he studied literature and creative writing. Upon high school graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After he was discharged from the service, he earned his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania. He married Myra Wolf in 1969.

When he moved to Allentown, he became General Counsel for General Acceptance Corporation, which became Finance America and then Chrysler First Financial. In 2004, at 8,000 feet on the mountain of Big Sky ski resort, Montana, he married Joan Miller Moran, who shared his love for skiing, world-wide travel, theater, classical music, and opera. He and his wife supported the Curtis Institute of Music, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Allentown Symhony Association.

Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to The William J. Fenza Memorial Fund of the Allentown Symphony Association, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101.  Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal link button below.  A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.

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