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Special Thanks

Corporate leadership takes many shapes and forms, but certain characteristics are shared by companies that support the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, including:

* Long-range commitment to the role that the WVSO plays in the community,
* Deep appreciation for the cultural diversity of the region,
* Thorough understanding of the marketing benefits and entertainment opportunities that sponsorship can provide, and a
* Profound awareness of the Symphony’s diverse audience and an interest in communicating a corporate message to those individuals.

Through their generous sponsorship of the WVSO, the organizations listed below have distinguished themselves as leaders in West Virginia:

Gold Baton Circle ($25,000+)

Bayer CropScience
BrickStreet Insurance
Capitol Conference Center
City National Bank
Fund for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC
Thomas Health System
West Virginia Symphony League
ZMM Architects and Engineers

Silver Baton Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

Appalachian Power
Bailey & Wyant PLLC
BB&T
Cecil I. Walker Charitable Trust
Champion Industries, Inc.
Marlies Charbonniez - In loving memory of Jacques Charbonniez
City of Charleston
Bob and Nancy Douglas
The Elliot Foundation
Edmundo and Teresa Figueroa
Jackson Kelly, PLLC
Kanawha County Commission
Ed and Susan Maier
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
Pardee Minerals, Inc.
Pritchard Mining Company, Inc.
Robinson & McElwee, PLLC
United Bank
Verizon
West Virginia Lottery
West Virginia Radio Corporation

Maestro’s Circle ($4,000-$9,999)

Arch Coal, Inc.
Alpha Natural Resources

Bowles Rice McDavid Graff & Love LLP
Charleston Area Medical Center
Clayman & Associates, PLLC
Commercial Insurance Services
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Four S Development
Dominic and Rosalie Gaziano
Gray Griffith & Mays, a.c.
Helen Lodge
McJunkin Red Man Corporation
NGK Spark Plugs (USA), Inc.
Proud Eagle Inc.
Putnam County Bank
Toyota
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
West Virginia American Water
West Virginia State University

President’s Circle ($2,500-$3,999)

The Bell Law Firm PLLC
Brewer & Company of West Virginia
Charleston Blueprint
David and Mary McJunkin Gray
Dan and Kathy Foster
DiTrapano Barrett & DiPiero PLLC
Dr. Steven Jubelirer - In honor and memory of Richard and Jean Jubelirer and Susan Jubelirer Nesi
Maynard C. Smith Construction Company
Betty Schoenbaum
Beth Ann Surber
Lorena M. Surber, DDS
Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC
James R. Thomas, II
Dr. Judith Wellington
West Virginia Heating and Plumbing
West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association
West Virginia State University
Wilhoit & Kaiser, Attorneys at Law

Sustainer’s Circle ($900-$2,499)

Allen Guthrie & Thomas, PLLC
Ameriprise Financial - Mitch Evans
Tino and Diana Amores
Arnett & Foster
The Arnold Agency
Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home & Crematorium
Charles and Pat Bibbee
Camden Park
Capitol Beverage Company
Thomas L. Carson
Charleston Orthopedic Co., Inc.
Comar, Inc.
Crichton Wealth Management of Wells Fargo
William Maxwell Davis
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Dominion Transmission Corporation
James Wilson Douglas and Rita Jo Douglas
Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates
Embassy Suites Hotel
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Dwight A. Foley
Highland Hospital & Process Strategies
Lyne Ranson Law Offices
MAACO Auto Painting & Bodyworks
Robert P. "Bob" Martin
Mid-State Chevrolet
Northwest Mutual Financial Network
NTELOS
Orders Construction Company
Douglas E. Pauley
Peerless Block & Brick Company
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Potterfield
Price Law Office, PLLC
REALCORP INC.
The Riggs Corporation
Ryan's Family Steak House
Dr. Art and Missy Rubin
Steamatic of WV-Laurie Lile
Newt & Nancy Thomas
Wachovia Securities-Lee Edmondson
WesBanco

For more information on how your organization can become a sponsor of the WVSO, please contact Lisa Lopinsky, Vice President of Development and Marketing at (304) 561-3541 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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