The Music Center


Building a Legacy for Future Generations

In 1955, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, the wife of Los Angeles Times publisher Norman Chandler, embarked on an ambitious fundraising crusade to raise $20 million to build a performing arts center for the Los Angeles community. Mrs. Chandler's remarks on the night of The Music Center's dedication in December 1964 still resonate today, "What is important here tonight is not the fundraising or the building that we are in. The really important thing here tonight is the music we heard performed... that will go on forever." In honor of Mrs. Chandler's dream that the arts go on forever, The Music Center has established the Dorothy B. Chandler Legacy Society.

The Dorothy B. Chandler Legacy Society honors and recognizes individuals who express their commitment to the arts by including The Music Center in their estate plans or creating an endowed fund. Opportunities are provided for members to find camaraderie with others who share their passion and love of the arts at special programs and events. Perhaps the greatest benefit in becoming a member is the knowledge that you have established an enduring legacy - a lasting heritage for the community that will continue to touch lives for generations to come.

Once you complete your estate plans, The Music Center would be honored to include you in the Legacy Society. Please fill out our member profile so that we may thank you for your gift. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of this important group of patrons whose vision and generosity continue to advance arts and culture in our community.

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