Annual Fund - Akron Symphony Orchestra

Annual Fund

As a not-for-profit IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization, the Akron Symphony Orchestra is committed to providing high quality, accessible orchestral experiences to Akron audiences. Because ticket revenue does not cover all our operating costs, the ASO depends on unrestricted Annual Fund contributions to help close the gap between the income generated by ticket sales and the true cost of presenting a wide array of concerts and educational programs.


Contributing to the Annual Fund enables you to provide ongoing support to the  Akron Symphony Orchestra year after year. Gifts at every level are appreciated!

  • Donors that give $200 or more receive recognition in our My Symphony program guide.
  • Donors that give $1,500 or more receive invitations to post-concert patron receptions.

If you have questions about your giving options, contact the Development Office at 330.535.8131.


The Akron Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following donors who have contributed $200 or more to our organization. Each and every gift supports the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Youth Symphony, Akron Youth Philharmonic, Akron Symphony Chorus, Gospel Meets Symphony, and education and outreach programming.

To join this group of music lovers and community leaders, please contact Associate Director of Development Courtney Bonifant by email at, by phone at 330.535.8131 or visit the Support page of our website.

This list recognizes donors whose gifts were received between December 1, 2021, and November 30, 2022.


Mr. & Mrs. Tom Blazey*
Dr. Howard Greene
DuWayne & Dorothy Hansen
Cynthia Knight
Michael & Julia Pasternak
James & Linda Venner

BENEFACTOR’S CIRCLE ($10,000 – $19,999)

Kristine Frutchey Becker
Mark & Theresa Lerner
Guy & Renée Pipitone
Darwin Steele

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE ($6,000 – $9,999)

Kathryn Booth
Kittie Clarke
Ms. Lynda Farkas
Sue Jeppesen Gillman
Herb & Dianne Newman
Patricia & Kenneth Nilsestuen
Ernie & Mary Kay Pouttu
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Schooley
Maestro Christopher Wilkins

ORCHESTRA CIRCLE ($3,000 – $5,999)

Mrs. Ann Allan
Mrs. Ann Brennan
Frederica L. Cohen
Tom & Barb Crookes
Mr. Adam Foster
Dr. Susan M. Merzweiler
Mrs. Tina Mogen
Daniel & Lorraine Nelson
Brent & Trudy Patmos
Charlie & Therese Peter
Dr. Cynthia Reynolds
Mr. David Scarponi
Fred & Karen Schreckengost
Doug & Lisa Chapman Smith
Elizabeth & Michael Taipale
Donna Valentine
Carol Vandenberg
Dr. Harold White
David & Ann Williams

($1,500 – $2,999)

Drs. Mark & Sandy Auburn
Roland & Mary Bauer
Martha Booth
Thomas & Karen Clark
Mr. Barry Dunaway
Jere & Rochelle Dutt
Bruce & Elizabeth Fahey
Mr. George Farris
Gregory Hail
Mary Ann & Dr. Tom Jackson
James & Maureen Kovach
Jill Bacon Madden
Ms. Orlene Makinson*
Mrs. Natalie Miahky
President & Mrs. Gary Miller
Dianne Nahas
Bill & Cara Cara Nolan
James & Julie Pulk
Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Puskas, Jr.
Roger & Sally Read
Roger Ream, DDS
Rick & Alita Rogers
Mike & Traci Sarver
Mr. Richard Shirey
Jeana & Nathan Singleton
Drs. Fred & Elizabeth Specht
Cindy Steeb
June Tan
Dr. Aileen Thong
Mr. & Mrs. John Vander Kooi
Mrs. Virginia Wojno-Forney

CONCERTO ($600 – $1,499)

Sandy Becker-Neidert
Julia Rea Bianchi
Joan Booth
Mr. Todd Brown
Linda Bunyan
Larry Burns
Dennis Butts
Dr. Sally Childs
Robert & Laura Culp
Howard & Johnette Curry
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas DiNardo
Mr. & Mrs. William Dowling
Cynthia A. and Richard J. Flaksman
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Frutchey
Robert & Sharon Gandee
Scott Ganyard
Jerry & Nancy Irby
Megan Karges
Ms. Lisa Lazar
Andrew Leask
George & Mary Leuca
Mr. & Mrs. William Lowery
George & Mary Marg Marquis
Meg & John Matejkovic
Herman & Orzella Matherson
Bill & Ginny Melver
Ed Metzger
Janet Palcko
Bryon & Lisa Palitto
Ms. Earla Patterson
Todd & Diane Rosenberg
Neil & Carrie Schore
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Seeley
Sam & Sandy Smith
Mrs. Sandra Smith
Wendy Turrell & Joseph Gains*
Bryan Tweed
Mrs. Linda Van Fossen
Marc & Julie Weagraff
Jane Weingart
John & Stephanie York
LaVerne Yousey
Maestro Benjamin Zander

SONATA ($200 – $599)

Dr. & Mrs. D.P. Agamanolis
Mr. & Mrs. John Bader
Daniel & Waleskha Bailey
Dr. & Mrs. William Bauman
Jason & Erin Belot
Todd & Alexandra Beyer
Dr. David Bitonte
Courtney Bonifant & Kenneth Heinlein
Mr. Robert Briggs
Ms. Winnie Brown
Deborah Capper
Mr. Dominic Cardarelli
Mr. Robert Carlyon
Geary Cochran
Mo Darwish & Diane Stewart
Ms. Elizabeth Davis
Gary & Deborah Davis
Mr. Edward Delaria
Mr. & Mrs. Tracy Dowe
Ann Duff
Ms. Laraine Duncan
Mrs. Elizabeth K. Eastman
Mrs. Barbara Eaton
Carla Eisenloffel
Lia Evans-Jones
Denis & Barbara Feld
Mr. Harvey Finkel
Brandon Ford
Mr. Ron Foster
Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Foster, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Steve France
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gaebelein
Robert & Irene Genet
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Gibson
Nicole Gidley
Ted & Teresa Good
Mrs. Toby Gorant
John & Jennifer Graham
Carla & Sid Greenwood
Margi Griebling-Haigh & Scott Haigh
Martha Hancock
Gary & Marcella Hansel
Robert & Marilyn Hansen
Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Harley
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Harris III
Mr. & Mrs. William Hartz
Michael Hayes
Laura & Brion Hearty
Allan & Roseanne Henderson
Jay Hershey
Mr. & Mrs. James Hewitt
Mr. Thomas Hite
Mike & Brenda Houska
Drs. Charles & Sumru Johnson
Barb Jones
Ms. Karen Karis
Mr. Walter Keith
Ray Labuda & Susan Hoyt
Carl & Quinnie Lane
Stephen & Catherine Leuenberger
Lawrence B. Levey
Mrs. Carolyn Mackey
Laura A Markley
Joan Marsh
Mr. John McKenzie
Ms. Nancy McKnight
Ms. Patricia Millhoff
Jamila Mims
Sam Moats
Sophia Morton
Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Nicely
Margo & Bobby Ohlson
Mr. & Mrs. David Patterson
Kenneth & Katherine Petrey
Michael & Beth Piglia
Steve Pinard
Dan & Kara Pittman
William & Rebecca Quinn
Mrs. June Refine
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Reitz III
Rich & Sue Ellen Roberts
Dr. Pamela Rupert
Marian Scharler
Ms. Anne Schellin
Dr. Richard M. Schwartz
Mr. Richard Shirey
William & Karen Silver
Ms. Hedy Simmons
Dan Steurer
Steven Swedler
Ms. Francine Sylvis
Marie Tuccillo
David Vargo
Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Wagner
Clayton & Carol Weitzel
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Wilkins


We strive to make this list as accurate as possible. If we erred in the way your name is listed, please contact the ASO Development Office at 330.535.8131. Thank you for playing an important role in the work we do.

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