William (“Bill”) and Angela Haines are generous supporters of Ithaca College who are committed to creating transformative experiences for students and all members of the IC community.

The Haines’s philanthropy extends across many aspects of the IC experience; among their contributions, Bill and Angela are longtime supporters of the IC Annual Fund, and provided crucial gifts to support the construction of the School of Business and other major college initiatives.

Lifelong music lovers, Bill and Angela are dedicated supporters of IC’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.  They also support Young Concert Artists in New York, a nonprofit organization that discovers and launches the careers of exceptional musicians from all over the world. Through a series of rigorous competitions, four or five winners are chosen annually and provided with management services and debut recitals in New York and Washington and performing opportunities across the U.S. and abroad. 

Connecting the dots between Ithaca College and YCA, Angela and Bill were inspired to invest in the School of Music through a gift to sponsor a residency in the school each semester featuring a current or past winner of the YCA competition. The Angela and William Haines Young Concert Artists Residency will support in-residence teaching opportunities for the School of Music, including recital performances, master classes, lectures, coaching, mentoring, and feedback sessions.

Bill, a nationally recognized real estate investor and developer who is chairman of The Bromley Companies, served on the IC Board of Trustees for 11 years, including five years as chair. He was named chair emeritus in 2006. During his time on the board, Bill served with distinction on numerous trustee committees including Building and Grounds, Investment and Finance, Audit, Campus Life and Community, Educational Policy, and Trusteeship Committees. Angela, a widely published journalist, author, and career coach, shares Bill’s incredible commitment to enhancing the IC experience.

Bill and Angela live in New York City and have two children.

Past Performers

2023 Fall Risa Hokamura, violin and Albert Cano Smit, piano
2023 Spring Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano
2022 Fall Narek Arutyunian, clarinet and Ying Li, piano
2022 Spring Xavier Foley, double bass
2021 Fall William Socolof, bass-baritone
2021 Spring Jonathan Swensen, cello
2020 Fall Anthony Trionfo, flute