Susan G. Waxter
"I have included the BSO in my estate plans to help perpetuate the joy of music that I have experienced over many years."
Susan G. Waxter grew up in Baltimore, part of a family in which "there was always music in the house!" Ms. Waxter recalls listening to recordings of Broadway musicals after dinner, in particular My Fair Lady and South Pacific, and she studied classical piano for 10 years until she went to college. Throughout her school years, Ms. Waxter played hand bells and sang in the glee club. Her family's musical tradition stemmed mostly from her mother's family, including owning and playing an upright Steinway piano inherited from her grandmother.
Ms. Waxter's career in banking and public library administration took her to various cities where she always enjoyed attending local symphony concerts. When she returned to Baltimore in 2001, Ms. Waxter attended Baltimore Symphony concerts with her parents, longtime BSO subscribers. She currently enjoys signing up for 8-12 concerts per season, each time taking a friend for an evening of dinner, music and good conversation.
Ms. Waxter has recently joined the Governing Members in support of the annual fund and has designated the BSO as a beneficiary of her estate. After reading about the Centennial Challenge to secure 100 new estate donors by the end of the BSO's Centennial year, Ms. Waxter notified the BSO that she has included the symphony in her plans. "I am thrilled to be one of 100 new estate donors to the BSO!"