The Francis O. Hunnewell Society

Your Legacy at From the Top

The Francis O. Hunnewell Society is named in memory of From the Top’s founding chairman, Francis O. “Frank” Hunnewell, and recognizes those who play a lasting role in securing From the Top’s strong and successful future beyond their lifetime by making a bequest or other planned gift. We are pleased to offer members benefits and recognition now for their future gift.

“I am supporting From the Top because they give young musicians a unique opportunity to showcase their work and provide important support for them to pursue a career in classical music.” 

Earl Kallberg, Francis O. Hunnewell Society Member


By making a bequest to From the Top in your will or trust, or by designating From the Top as a beneficiary of your retirement plan or insurance policy, you leave a legacy that ensures that From the Top will continue to celebrate, support, and broadcast young classically-trained musicians, and make a lasting impact through our community engagement programs. From the Top welcomes estate gifts of any size, and there may be tax advantages associated with your gift.

Making a Bequest

In order to avoid any possible question that your bequest is to our organization, please include From the Top’s full legal name and federal tax identification number in your bequest:

Legal Name: From the Top Inc.
Federal Tax ID: 04-3583756

Please download this document for sample bequest language.

For more information, please contact:

Erin Patterson

“From the Top took an old-fashioned radio format and turned into an instrument of hope, inspiration, and the pursuit of excellence through the mixture of music, kids, and humor. It’s not just a show about kids or classical music; it’s a show about kids and the vehicle is classical music.”
In Memory of Francis O. Hunnewell, Founding Chair
pictured with the Emmy for "From the Top at Carnegie Hall"

The information on this website is not intended as legal or financial advice. From the Top strongly encourages you to discuss any planned giving option with your attorney and/or financial advisor to confirm that it meets your financial and philanthropic objectives.