View the embedded image gallery online at:

The ASO would like to thank and recognize the leaders listed below for their support in making the ASO Stella Boyle Smith Music Center a reality for our community.

To join these donors in supporting the new ASO Stella Boyle Smith Music Center, please make a donation at or for more information contact David Renfro at

Drs. Lee Abel & Eleanor Kennedy
Maureen & Rick Adkins
Ross Ahlhorn
Elizabeth Andreoli & Joe Goellner
Dr. Teresita L. Angtuaco
Anonymous (6)
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  in honor of George K. Mitchell
Arvest Foundation
ASO Community Orchestra
  in honor of Dr. Victor Ellsworth
Suzanne & Dr. Earl Babbie
Bank OZK
Debi Barnes
Phyllis & Michael Barrier
Vance & Deitra Blackwell
Luana Bracy
Carolyn Brown
Susan & Nick Brown
Casey Buck
David Carter
Crata Castleberry & David McCullough
Meredith & Graham Catlett
Justin Cheesman
Ms. Madison Stroth & Dr. Clif Christopher
Drs. Denise Compton & Doug Owens
Cynthia L. Conger
Jane & Pete Cornish
Mary Frances & Ralph Cotham
Cranford Co.
Courtney & Amber Crouch
Nancy & Tom Crow
Robin Dauer
Leanne Day-Simpson
Sandra & Matt De Luca
Emily Dixon
Patricia B Duke
Bob and Cynthia East
Carol & Byron Eiseman
Audrey & Donald Evans
Scott Faulkner
  in honor of Christina Littlejohn
Karen & John Flake
Marion Fulk & Jeff Rosenzweig
Cindy & Charlie Fuller
Brigita Gardner

David Gerstein
Jim Gifford
Jane Gillespie
Dr. Mary L. Good
Ellen Gray
Elizabeth Hall
Bill Harrison
Donna Hayward
Heflin Family Foundation Trust
Fran Henderson & Mike Watts
Kimberly Hillis & Dr. Jean Matchett
John and Robyn Horn Foundation
Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village Symphony Guild
  in honor of Suzanne Babbie, Suzanne Stofer, and Jeanne Ballard
  and in memory of Sally Crawford

Jan & Dr. Randal Hundley
The Hussman Foundation
Andrew Irvin
Darrell Jackson
Karen Jarboe
Richard & Nancy Jorgensen
Joe Joyner
Hee-Kyung Juhn
Ruthe & Philip Kaplan
Jim Kelly
Tatiana Kotcherguina
Mary & Dr. Dean Kumpuris
Ginny & Baker Kurrus
Rafael & Susan León
Jon Limbacher
Christina Littlejohn
Pat & Joe Luzzi
Drs. Jeannette Lee and Philip Kenney
Susan & Dr. James Marsh
Beth and Carl Mason
Sandra McDonald
Tom McDonald
H. Chapman McGaughy
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. McLarty III
Diane & Barry McVinney
Dr. & Mrs. George K. Mitchell
Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Moore
Susie & Charles Morgan
Cindy and Charles Murphy III
Peter & Pattie O’Connell

Dr. Phillip & Janice Peters
Harriett Phillips
Katherine & Stephen Planas
Julian Pranata
Mrs. Joel Pugh
David & Karen Reagler
Leanna & David Renfro
Katherine Reynolds
Dr. Lamar Riggs
Riggs Benevolent Fund
Stacy & Bob Roberts
Lisenne Rockefeller
The Estate of E. Lee Ronnel
Drs. Cynthia Ross and Martin Hauer-Jensen
Denise & John Rowland
Magdalena Ryszkowski
Marge Schueck
Joanna and Robert Seibert
Brent Shires
Steven W. Shirm, M.D.
Dr. Jeannette Shorey & Mr. Lindsay Thomas
Shruthilaya Academy of Arkansas
Simmons Bank
Ginna & J.D. Simpson III
Martha and Bob Snider
Southwest Power Pool
Algimantas Staskevicius
The State of Arkansas
Stella Boyle Smith Trust
Carol & Witt Stephens Charitable Foundation
Grace & John Steuri
Elizabeth & Dr. Chris Stinnett
Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust
Keith & Barbara Sugg
Sunderland Foundation
Richard & Dr. Judyth Swingen
Marissa Takaki
Patty & Len Tanner
Philip Trimble
Gus Vratsinas
Patricia & James Wallis
WER Architects/Planners
Ross & Mary Whipple
Sandy & Mark White
Camille Williams
Sherry Worthen

ASO would like to thank the Windgate Foundation for its generous $1.5 Million matching challenge grant. If ASO raises $3 Million between April 1, 2022 and April 1, 2023, the Windgate Foundation will contribute $1.5 Million.

Fundraising Committee

Brigita Gardner, chair
Nick Brown
Dr. Clif Christopher
Jay Cranford
Matthew De Luca
Jan Hundley
Richard Jorgensen
Julie Marshall
Mike Mayton
Harriett Phillips
Bob Roberts
Gus Vratsinas
Katherine Williamson

Building Oversight Committee

John Rowland, chair
Nick Brown
Donald Evans
Jan Hundley
Dr. Laura Hutchins
Philip Kaplan
Julie Marshall
James Wallis
Jeremiah Wood

The ASO would also like to thank the tireless efforts of the following volunteers whose research and countless hours of work over many years led to both the recommendations to embark on this project and for the location of the new music center:

Scott Copas
Nancy Crow
Terri Erwin
Donald Evans
Charlie Fuller
David Gerstein
Jan Hundley
Philip Kaplan

Dr. Philip Kenney
Cathy Mayton
Mike Mayton
Lee Ronnel
John Rowland
Belinda Shults
Martin Thoma
Gus Vratsinas
Dr. Dick Wheeler