Orchestra president resigns, joins All Saints Health Foundation

Amy Adkins, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, has been named as the president of All Saints Health Foundation-Fort Worth

Adkins will lead Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center’s fundraising efforts, including major gift and donor cultivation, capital campaigns, special events and other philanthropic initiatives, the medical center said in a news release. She will begin work in August.

During her tenure at the orchestra, the FWSO achieved record-breaking fundraising results, including an unprecedented 42 percent increase in both corporate sponsorships and foundation giving. She oversaw winning campaigns such as the drive to fund the Orchestra’s 2008 Carnegie Hall tour and managed the first $1 million Gala in 2006 honoring Van Cliburn.

But her tenure also included a three-month musicians’ strike that ended after an anonymous gift of $700,000 helped bridge a projected deficit that led to the dispute over a proposed reduction in pay.

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“I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together and am deeply grateful for the support and collaboration of our incredible board of directors, administration, volunteers and patrons. With a four-year contract in place with the musicians and the recent growth we are achieving in donor support, the Orchestra is well-positioned for continued success,” Adkins said in a news release from the orchestra.

“Amy brings invaluable experience in philanthropy and leadership to the All Saints Health Foundation,” President Mike Sanborn said in a news release from the medical center. “As we continue to embark on serving the current and future health care needs of our community, Amy will help support this initiative.”

Adkins recently received a Legacy of Women Award from SafeHaven of Tarrant County for her contributions to the arts. She was also recognized as one of the Great Women of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press in 2013.

Adkins enjoys spending time with her husband of 24 years, Alton Adkins, and her two sons, Jacob, 19 and Benjamin, 15.

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Includes material from the Business Press archives – FWBP staff