Relay in Honor of James Weaver | May 25, 2020
Members of the Eastman School of Music Organ Department are organizing a long-distance running and walking relay to raise funds for the E. Power Biggs Scholars program, a program that facilitates the participation of outstanding individuals interested in the American pipe organ at conventions of the Organ Historical Society. This fundraiser is in memory of Jim Weaver, past CEO of the Organ Historical Society (OHS).
Jim was a beloved member of the OHS who gave to everyone he met a generosity of spirit, kindness, and gentle demeanor. Throughout his tenure, Jim brought integrity and determination to the business of the society. Jim spearheaded the gargantuan task of moving the headquarters of the OHS from Richmond, Virginia to the estate of Stoneleigh in Villanova, Pennsylvania. His efforts also bolstered the E. Power Biggs Scholars program into a robust, sustainable opportunity for young members of the pipe organ community. As described by others, and known by all, Jim Weaver was a true “gentleman.”
You are invited to participate in this expression of gratitude for Jim Weaver in two ways:
1. Donate to the OHS Biggs Scholars Fund. Click this link to be taken to the OHS donation page, where secure payments can be made. Your generosity will help support the mission of the E. Power Biggs Scholars program, furthering the OHS’s commitment to educating organists and fostering scholarship about historic pipe organs in the United States.
2. Sign up to run or walk in memory of Jim! The fundraising relay will take place on May 25th (Memorial Day), between 6am-11pm EST. You may sign up to participate, via Google Form, by clicking this link, where you also have the option of telling us your donation amount.
This fundraiser is not organized or sponsored by the Eastman School of Music or the Organ Historical Society; it is a completely student-led initiative.