We are saddened to share that philanthropist and longtime Interlochen supporter Bill Paine passed away in late March. Although he never attended Interlochen as a student, Paine was an avid IPR listener and regular concert attendee. He was particularly fond of World Youth Symphony Orchestra performances, and missed only a handful of the ensemble’s concerts over the past 40 years. In 2016, Paine founded the Paine Orchestral Scholars, a program that provides five full-tuition Camp scholarships to talented orchestral musicians each summer. “I simply cannot thank you enough for your generosity and passion for finding the next generation of young artists,” said scholarship recipient Andrew. “I am inconceivably thankful for the opportunity.”
Margaret Ann (Newton) Wagenecht (IAC/NMC 43-44) of Houston, Texas, passed away on March 20, 2020.
Anne Lautner (IAC/NMC 47-49, IAC St 50-51) of Williamsburg, Michigan, passed away on April 15, 2020.
Ellen Luby (IAC/NMC 56-62, IAC Fac 00-03) of Huntington Woods, Michigan, passed away on Feb. 18, 2020.
Marion Gringorten (IAC/NMC 58-60, UNIV 61) of Sarasota, Florida, passed away on April 9, 2020.
August Huybrechts (IAA Fac 66-71) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on April 19, 2020
Barbara Higginbottom (IAC St 68-74) of Warren, Michigan, passed away on Oct. 30, 2019.
Janice Hamilton (IAC/NMC 70) of Skokie, Illinois, passed away on March 21, 2020.
Nancy Dawson (IAA 84-86) of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on April 27, 2020.
Bryan Smith (IAC/NMC 85-87, IAA 85-88) of Royal Oak, Michigan, passed away on April 7, 2020.