Campaign to Endow the Maintenance of the Maurine Jackson Smith Organ
A campaign to raise funds for the maintenance of the Maurine Jackson Smith Organ in Doc Rando Hall will commence in January and continue through March, 2019. The organ was designed and fabricated by the Ru-dolf von Beckerath Orgelbau of Hamburg, Germany and was completed on October 1, 2004. This world-class instrument, given to UNLV and for the benefit of the community by the Edward D. Smith family, is a Nevada treasure. For nearly fifteen years we have enjoyed the many talents of guest artists and faculty in organ recitals and ensemble programs. Mr. Edward Smith has now given the seed money to establish an endowment fund to insure maintenance and care of the organ in perpetuity. He also invites others to help insure the goal by gifts large and small. There are many ways to contribute to the fund: cash, securities, and property. Gifts may also be pledged through wills and estate plans. The Maurine Jackson Smith Memorial Pipe Organ Memorial Maintenance Endowment Fund when fully subscribed will ensure the enjoyment of this instrument for generations to come. Members Steven Wright, Jim Kasen, and Paul Hesselink have been asked to facilitate donations to the campaign. The restricted purpose endowment fund is managed through the UNLV Foundation in collaboration with the College of Fine Arts. For additional information, you may contact Steven (email@example.com), Jim (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Paul (email@example.com).