Della Phillips was an accomplished musician, classically trained in piano and music theory. She shared her love for the arts with family and friends, believing classical music and performance provided not only entertainment, but also intellectual stimulation. Dr. and Mrs. Phillips regularly invited world-class artists to perform at their home on Lake Lucerne in downtown Orlando. While the family is historically known for innovations in the citrus industry, contributions to the performing arts that began in their home continue to shape the arts community in Central Florida today. Dr. Phillips Charities honors the family’s love of the arts through support of many arts organizations such as Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Garden Theatre, Opera Orlando, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Orlando Shakes and United Arts.
Given to Arts & Culture
Photo Credits: Orlando Shakes photo by Tony Firriolo (2018) | A Christmas Carol photo by Patrick R. Murphy | Orlando Ballet | Michael Cairn