Wellington resident Todd Dahlstrom, PNC Wealth Management vice president and senior business development officer for South Florida, has been named board chair of Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony, a group consisting of active professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s who have an appreciation for classical music and a commitment to supporting the symphony’s vital education and outreach programs. PNC Wealth Management is a corporate sponsor of the symphony.
“Todd will be a tremendous asset to the Palm Beach Symphony and the impact we make in the community,” Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont said. “His knowledge and skill in guiding teams to create financial plans that deliver successful outcomes will take Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony to the next level.”
Dahlstrom looks forward to his work supporting the symphony.
“While the pandemic is curtailing many of the traditional Young Friends events, it has brought our mission into clear focus,” Dahlstrom said. “The Palm Beach Symphony pivoted to reach more than 8,000 students last season, including a 42 percent increase in hours of music instruction, even when in-school instruction was no longer possible. Its many outreach programs offer multiple creative opportunities for the Young Friends to become engaged and positively influence the community.”
Music education and an involvement in the arts have always been passions for Dahlstrom, who enjoys music with his family. He has recorded songs co-written with his wife, Julie, and their five children are following the tradition. The family has joined others in the community during the pandemic and recorded a song for the symphony’s web site.
He and his family live in Wellington and they are all musical. Ellen is a junior at the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and an oboist with the band and orchestra there. Claire is a 16-year-old vocalist and veteran of local theater productions, and Joseph, 14, plays the French horn, while Henry, 10, and William, 7, enjoy music and are exploring their musical interests.
Dahlstrom also sits on the symphony’s development committee and chairs the Swings for Strings Golf Tournament for the symphony. He is also a member of the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association.
Dahlstrom earned a master’s degree in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in English from North Park University in Chicago.
Membership in the Young Friends of the Palm Beach Symphony is open throughout the year, and more information is available on the “Support” tab at www.palmbeachsymphony.org.
The Palm Beach Symphony is South Florida’s premier orchestra known for its diverse repertoire and commitment to community. Founded in 1974, this nonprofit arts organization adheres to a mission of engaging, educating and entertaining the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music.