Annual Fund

As a not-for-profit IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization, ASO/GAMA is committed to providing the highest quality experience at a reasonable rate. Because ticket revenue does not cover all our operating costs, Akron Symphony Orchestra depends on unrestricted Annual Fund contributions to help close the gap between the income generated by ticket sales and the true cost of performing our concerts and presenting a wide array of education outreach programs.

There are three convenient ways to make your Annual Fund donation:

Contributing to the Annual Fund enables you to provide ongoing support to the Greater Akron Musical Association and 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 magazine and program guide.
  • Donors that give $1,500 or more receive invitations to post-concert patron receptions.
  • Sponsorship benefits begin at the $2,500 level.

If you have questions about your giving options, contact the Symphony office at 330.535.8131.


The Akron Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following donors who have contributed $150 or more to our Annual Fund. Each and every gift to our Annual Fund supports the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Youth Symphony, Concerts for Kids, the Akron Youth Philharmonic, Gospel Meets Symphony and provides scholarships for talented, young musicians.

To join this group of music lovers and community leaders, please call Executive Director Paul Jarrett at 330.535.8131 or visit the Support page of our website at

This list recognizes donors whose gifts were received between March 13, 2017, and June 14, 2018.


Akron Symphony Guild
Michael and Julia Pasternak

MAESTRO’S CIRCLE ($1,200 – $4,999)

Drs. Mark and Sandy Auburn
Roland and Mary Bauer
Tom Baumgardner
Kathryn Booth
Louis and Susan Burnoski
Thomas and Karen Clark
Frederica Cohen
Tom Crookes
Robert and Laura Culp
Edward Delaria
Bruce and Elizabeth Fahey
Drs. Sandra and Derry* Fishel
Robert Frutchey
Diana and John Gayer
Frances Goldman
Robert and Charlotte Hamor
Dr. and Mrs. Tom Jackson
Ed Kissel
Jessica and Stan Korzhiletskiy
James and Maureen Kovach
Stan and Roberta Marks
Hub and Mary Marg Marquis
Kim McFarlane
Bill and Ginny Melver
Ed Metzger
John and Tina Mogen
Dr. Melodie Morgan-Minott
David and Anne Nelson
Jo Ann Oelschlager
Lucia Pileggi
Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Puskas Jr.
Roger Read
Kurt and Katie Reed
Patrick Reilly
Rick and Alita Rogers
Todd and Diane Rosenberg
Mrs. Lola Rothmann
Dr. Pamela Rupert
The Scarponi Family
Dr. and Mrs. David Sinar
June Tan
Donna Valentine
Dr. Harold White
Matthew and Noriko Wilson
Virgina Wojno-Forney
Donna Zabel
Robert and Kellie Zajac

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

David and Ann Brennan
DuWayne and Dorothy Hansen
Don and Cindy Misheff
Charles and Therese Peter
Guy and Renée Pipitone
Maestro Christopher Wilkins

SYMPHONY ($750 – $1,199)

William and Rebecca Considine
Harloe Cutler
Richard and Renee Anthony Dee
Elizabeth K. Eastman
Cynthia Knight
George and Mary Leuca
Lawrence B. Levey
Patricia and Kenneth Nilsestuen
M.G. O’Neil Foundation
Earla Patterson
James and Marguerite Pearson
Edward Russell
J. Michael and Elizabeth Taipale
Aileen Thong
Ann Usher
Mr. and Mrs. John Vander Kooi
Wes and Linda Van Fossen
Jane Weingart

SONATA ($150 – $349)

James Bates and Dr. Kimberly Stewart
William and Deborah Bauman
Becky Benz
Timothy Boger
Matthew Bramley
Karen and Len Budd
Marilyn Carr
Cynthia Maglione Coleman
Steve and Jane Comunale
Mike and Debi Coudriet
Elizabeth Davis
Thomas and Diana Farro
Harvey Finkel
Bob and Georgine Finlay
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Gaebel
Joseph Gaebelein
Robert and Sharon Gandee
Toby Gorant
Joanne Green
Dr. and Mrs. William Guegold
Jody Guinn
Gary and Marcy Hansel
Richard Harris
Michael T. Hayes
Allan and Roseanne Henderson
Jay Hershey
Linda Hoffmann
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Hurd
Charles Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Johnson
Karen Karis
Art and Sarah Kaufman
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keith III
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kennedy
Stan and Jessica Korkosz Korzhiletskiy
Walid and Renee Lababidi
Meg and Tom Lamb
Mr. and Mrs. James Little
David Lockshin
James Mackey
Joan Marsh
Robert Mast
John and Margaret McBride
Gerald McFadden*
John McKenzie
Francis Mencl
Mary Mitchell
Robert and Maribeth Modney
Roger H. and Martha D. Nelson
Sarah and Forrest Norman
Drs. Robert and Pamela Novak
Patricia Olson
Bethany Pasternak
Vera Lynn Patera-Mullen
Edward and Susan Peirce
Kenneth Preston
William and Rebecca Quinn
Elmer and June Refine
Gloria Rule
Joan Schoenheit
Jane Schweitzer
Dianne Shirey
Joel and Betty Siegfried
Jessica Simon
James Singer
Shomola Tambyraja
Gregory and Laurelynn Taylor
Bert and Sally Thomas
Marie Tuccillo
Thomas Wainwright
Larry Wallerstein and Sheila Garten
Richard and Beverly Waltz
Clayton Weitzel
David and Stacia Yaniglos
James E. Zwisler and Gary J. Zeller

FOUNDER’S CIRCLE ($5,000 – $9,999)

Kittie Clarke
Bonnie* and Fred Damerow
Dr. Michael F. d’Amico and Dr. Patricia Mullen
LauraLee Garfinkel
Sue Jeppesen Gillman
Howard Greene
Mary Beth Kluge
Orlene Makinson
Dan and Lorraine Nelson
Herb and Dianne Newman
Janeth K. Pifer
Ernie and Mary Kay Pouttu
James and Julie Pulk
Cynthia Reynolds, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schooley
James and Linda Venner

CONCERTO ($350 – $749)

Debbie Bock
Margarete Boschert
Lydia Bozeman
Linda Bunyan
George and Kimberly Coseriu
Tracy Dowe
William Dowling
Kimberly Flett
Suzanne Gibson
Judith Grillo
Martha Hancock
Marilyn Hansen
Jim and Mary Heinlein
Eleanor M. Humphrey
Jerry and Nancy Irby
Shelley Koutnik
Margi Kurczynski
Ray and Nancy LaBuda
Kathleen Leigh
Mr. and Mrs. William Lowery
Tina Magazine and David Seals
John and Meg Matejkovic
Jim and Peggy McClusky
Zenon* and Natalie Miahky
Charles and Joan Mockbee
Charles and Laura Monroe
Joseph Palmiero
Ingrid Palmiero-Massel
Charles and Pamela Reitz
Robert Rohr
John and Joanne Rohrer
Larry and Vicky Ryba Family Fund
Anne M. Schellin
Todd and Sally Schneider
Steve and Cherie Shechter
Richard Shirey
Mr. and Mrs. Richey Smith
Sam and Sandy Smith
Frederick and Elizabeth Specht
Karl Starks
Darwin Steele
David and Marcy Supelak
Anne Tolbert
Ray and Helen Vawter
Lavonne Voelz
Harvey and Linda Wagner
Herbert and Angela Wilkins


We strive to make this list as accurate as possible. If we erred in the way your name is listed, please contact the Development Office at 330.535.8131. Thank you for your support of our mission: to enhance the quality of life of our community through education and musical excellence.

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