Formerly Grand Rapids Symphony Womens' Committee
We would like to invite anyone in West Michigan who enjoys good music to join the Grand Rapids Symphony Friends. It is easy and fun and your involvement will directly help support our Grand Rapids Symphony. OUR GROUP IS NOW OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN!
We have many fundraisers in which to participate, ranging from one night Concerts and Showcases, to longer term projects like our Cookbooks and Show Houses. You can find information about our upcoming event under our fundraiser tab or by clicking this link!! Also very important to us is education, and the Women have many opportunities to help with the Symphony's Education programs and events.
In 2015 we were able to donate $50,000 to the Grand Rapids Symphony because of hard working members and volunteers of our committee. Thank you to all!
Our spring fundraiser for 2018 will be a kitchen tour Saturday May 5, from 10:00-4:00. This event will feature 5 beautiful kitchens in homes around Grand Rapids, as well as 1 additional outdoor kitchen. They will all be recently redone or new kitchens, featuring a variety of design aesthetics. Musicians from the Grand Rapids Symphony and Youth Symphony will perform at the homes. There will also be demonstrations in each of the locations ranging from cookie decorating to outdoor grilling to olive oil tasting! If you would like to attend, please check back for more information in the coming months. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Karen Roth at 616-581-1576. Hope to see you there!
Thank you to everyone who attended our fundraiser at Blandford! It was a great success and we hope to have a continuing relationship with the Center. We were able to raise $15,000 to donate to the Symphony!
Please click the link here to be redirected to our dedicated Blandford Enchanted page.
Rumsey Street Bazaar Photo Gallery!
1. Chloe Bratton, Emma Wright, Fiona Bratton with model Veronica Scott
2. The Rumsey Bazaar Beer Garden
3. Rumsey Runway models and designers
4. Bradley Callahan, Designer - fitting costume for Laura Schultz
5. Side view of Rumsey Street
6. The design for Veronica Scott. Drawing by Kelly Muschiana Illustration and Design. Design by Bradley Callahan.
7. Cognitively Disabled Adults with their artwork at the Painting Wall
8. Cognitively Disabled Adults' artwork
9. Rumsey Street Garage
Spring FUNdraiser 2016
Rumsey Street Bazaar
This past June the SF put on an amazing event involving community and fun! We had over 30 community partners, over 50 Women's Committee members participate by donating funds, "stuff" for the Bazaar, or volunteering their time! We also had over 50 other volunteers and 23 Grand Rapids Symphony musicians playing! Many children from a local school came by to enjoy such activities as instrument making and painting along with music! There were local food trucks and amazing shows each night. Thank you for everyone who came to the bazaar and those who volunteered. Let us know if you have suggestions for how to make the next bazaar even more amazing!
Click here for the fundraiser page and to see a list of our amazing sponsors
We are very excited to report that our recent Fundraiser, A Well-Orchestrated Kitchen at the Amway Grand Plaza, raised approximately $14,000! Added to what we raised this summer with our Luxury Raffle, we are able to donate $40,000 to the Grand Rapids Symphony! We are very grateful to all that participated and donated! Click below to see some pictures from the fundraiser.
A Well-Orchestrated Kitchen featured several silent auction items generously donated by our sponsors. Please click below to check them out and support them in the future!