Memorials & Tributes - Akron Symphony Orchestra

Memorials & Tributes

Memorials & Tributes

GAMA accepts gifts in memory of individuals and in honor of a special person or event.

When making your gift, please indicate in whose memory you wish to leave a gift or who you wish to honor. We will send notification of your gift to the family or honoree (gift amount will not be disclosed). Their name will appear in our concert program book for one year when a donation of $25 or more is made.

In Tribute

These people have been honored in the last 12 months with contributions made in their names to the Akron Symphony Tribute Fund.

In honor of Kathy Booth, for her years as President of the Board, by Martha Booth
In honor of Jo Ann Oelschlager’s 80th birthday, from friends: Mary Briggs, Marian Calvin, Susan Flowers, Mary Ann Jackson, Linda MacDonald, Ellen Otto, and Debbie Prinz
In honor of John Mulhauser in recognition of his 90th birthday, given by Sara and Robert Mulhauser
In honor of the ASO Friends, from Susie Gaebel Wallace
In honor of Julianne Robbins and Jamie Stillman by Katherine Robbins
In honor of Mark Auburn, by Jason and Hana Lowe
In honor of Pamela Rupert, by Mark and Sandy Auburn
In honor of Dr. Joan Forssmark Pengilly, from Mark and Sandy Auburn




In Remembrance

The Greater Akron Musical Association honors the memory of these individuals who passed away during the last year. The outstanding participation, service and support they provided have enhanced the life of our organization, and we are grateful to them for their contributions.

Todd and Diane Rosenberg, in memory of Rita Jarrett
Karin Swedenborg, in memory of Jeff Foulks
Mike and Julia Pasternak, in memory of Rita Jarrett
Akron Community Foundation, in memory of Richey Smith
Bill and Anne Lowery, in memory of Bruce Bain
Numerous gifts, in memory of Orlene Makinson
Numerous gifts, in memory of Wallace Techau
The Akron Symphony Guild, in memory of Madeline Bozzelli
The Akron Symphony Guild, in memory of Joseph Gains
Allen and LuEllen Childress, in memory of Raymond DeMattia
Georgia Miller, in memory of Dr. J. E. Nix
Phyllis Mazzaferro-Allebach, in memory of Leah Joanne Mazzaferro
Numerous gifts, in memory of Loren Hoch
Mark and Sandy Auburn, in memory of Frances Goldman
Numerous gifts given in memory of Dr. Brian William Pengilly.


To make a memorial or tribute gift, contact Associate Director of Development Courtney Bonifant by email at, by phone at 330.535.8131 or donate online.

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