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 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 Julianne Robbins and Jamie Stillman, given by Katherine Robbins
In honor of Mark Auburn, given by Jason and Hana Lowe
In honor of Pamela Rupert, given by Mark and Sandy Auburn
In honor of Dr. Joan Forssmark Pengilly, given by Mark and Sandy Auburn
In honor of Sandra Becker-Neidert, and with appreciation for her great work chairing the Lakes Tour every year, given by Cynthia Snider
In honor of Kathy Booth, for her birthday, given by Joan Booth
In honor of Georgia Nix and Gary L. Miller, given by 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.

Richard and Cynthia Flaksman, in memory of Michael Flaksman
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
Beth Rusnak, in memory of Bruce and Lola Rothmann
Scott Haigh and Margi Griebling-Haigh, in memory of Stephen T. and Mary Ann Griebling
Jane Schweitzer, in memory of Andrew Messner
Vicki Lojek-Gold, in memory of Fran Goldman


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

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