A message from Music Builds Community’s leadership!

Thank you for your interest in Music Builds Community: The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Campaign. HSO is proud of its rich history and confident in our bold vision for the future. The HSO is a leading cultural asset in Connecticut and a significant contributor to the richness of the Greater Hartford region. Through our collective passion for enriching lives and community through great music, the Symphony will continue to be a positive force and the Music Builds Community campaign is our opportunity to support this important mission. Music Builds Community provides the resources to build a stronger HSO. Utilizing the talents of our professional musicians, we will reach diverse audiences, educate young people and continue to perform the world’s most beautiful music in a variety of settings. Music Builds Community is about all of us working together to secure the HSO’s future. A future where HSO will continue to be a beacon of good in the state of Connecticut. Again, our thanks and now, please learn more about HSO’s plans, its case for support and progress to date and learn why current donors support MBC and review a complete list of those supporters

Jeffery R. Verney
Chairman of the Board of Directors

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“Day in and day out, the magnificent Hartford Symphony Orchestra makes a tremendous difference in the lives of people living in the greater Hartford community. One of the things I love best is to look at the joyful faces of people after they have attended an HSO event, whether it’s the faces of children after they have interacted with our musicians in schools or at concerts; the faces of patrons who have just heard another phenomenal performance at a concert; the faces of people who are in medical facilities who have been transported by the music played by small groups of HSO musicians; or the faces of individuals who have heard HSO musicians perform in private homes.  Music indeed builds community, and I am confident that the community will strongly support the HSO through the Music Builds Community campaign.

Jeff Verney is the Regional Vice President of the Northeast Region of Anthem National Accounts (ANA), leading a team that is responsible for ANA’s largest 90 clients in the Northeast that comprise 1 million members. Prior to joining Anthem in 2019, Jeff spent 12 years holding various leadership roles in UnitedHealth Group’s United Retiree Solutions, a division of UnitedHealthcare. Jeff has also worked for CIGNA, where he held sales, client management, and technology leadership roles, as well as for WebMD where he was part of the senior leadership team. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School

Jeff is currently Chairman of the Board for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Jeff has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Renbrook School, an independent day school, as well as the Warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. Jeff was also previously on the Board of the Northern Connecticut chapter of the American Heart Association, co-chairing the annual Northern Connecticut HeartWalk in 2011 and 2012.

Join us and explore how your gift will help build a vibrant future for the HSO and our community.

Browse the site for campaign updates and to read inspirational stories from donors. Examine our case statement for support, the leadership profiles, our updated list of donors, and the options available for you to join Music Builds Community.

Barbara Hill

“I want to ensure every child experiences the beauty within the music I help create. We must provide these opportunities for all future generations.”

Barbara Hill
Principal Horn

Music Builds Community Committee

Robert C. Bausmith

David M. Roth

Karen J. Sprout

Jeffery R. Verney

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