Marlowe and Patricia Kluter: An Unforgettable Heritage
Marlowe and Patricia Kluter spent their lives giving to their community. Marlowe, a loan officer, and Patricia, a teacher, were never expected to leave such a far-reaching legacy.
Patricia played violin for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra when it was still a volunteer orchestra and decided to be an observer when the orchestra shifted to a professional orchestra. Marlowe and Patricia were long-time season ticket holders and supporters. Patricia continued to support the orchestra long after she left the stage.
When Marlowe and Patricia began to consider planned giving, they consulted with their attorney and friend, Bob Bever. “They were lovely people, but very low-key,” he recalled. “I think their gifts came as a surprise to many people.”
Marlowe and Pat designated 90% of their $7 million estate to 13 charities; the Richmond Symphony Orchestra was one of those charities to benefit from their lifetime of frugality.
The Richmond Symphony Orchestra will honor the Kluters for their generosity by naming the Concertmaster’s Chair after them. Definitely a heritage to remember!
Call the RSO office with any questions you have about leaving your legacy.