gloriawGloria Daly was probably the most recognizable person on Hilton Head. She is known by school children, their teachers and administrators. She is known by Rotarians, community leaders and concert goers. She is known by every CEO and local artist. She was known by performers across the globe.

Her boundless energy and enthusiasm combined with a deep commitment to the arts community and to this island made her a true island treasure.

She gave tirelessly and generously of her time and talents to everyone. 

She took care of everyone she met – newcomers especially, because once she met you, she considered you her friend and she valued and supported her friends.

She cared deeply about this island. She was committed to making a significant and positive difference in the quality of life here. I don’t think anyone would dispute how successful she was at that.

We owe Gloria a tremendous debt of gratitude. Her name will always be synonymous with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra!