Ann Stookey Fund

The Ann Stookey Fund for Music at Saint Paul’s

2012 Ann StookeyA committed member of the Saint Paul’s choir, Ann Stookey (1952-2012) held Saint Paul’s Aeolian-Skinner Organ in high regard, and this instrument played a major role in her musical experience at Saint Paul’s, that she valued greatly. Upon her death, Ann’s family and friends set up a fund in her memory that will secure the future condition of the instrument, enabling others to enjoy the instrument as much as she did. The Ann Stookey Music Fund supports the ongoing maintenance of the instrument as well as providing funds for projects that further the enjoyment and role of the instrument at Saint Paul’s and in the wider Philadelphia community.

Thanks to the response of many generous individuals, we successfully met the challenge presented by founding donor Joe Waz in establishing the Ann Stookey Fund for Music at Saint Paul’s.  The Fund will grow and be sustained through future gifts and careful management by the Music Guild and Vestry of Saint Paul’s.

Leadership gifts through the Adopt a Stop Campaign are acknowledged here and on a plaque mounted near the organ console.

We have been greatly touched by the outpouring of affection for Ann Stookey and the desire to celebrate her life (1952-2012), as well as the expressions of support for the future of the music program at Saint Paul’s, of which the Organ is the centerpiece.

The Ann Stookey Fund remains open for gifts of any size, which will be most gratefully received. Please contact the Director of Music, Zach Fritsch-Hemenway for information.