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 events under our fundraiser tab or by scrolling below to see some of the more recent events. Also very important to us is education, and the Symphony Friends have many opportunities to help with the Symphony's Education programs and events. Money donated by Symphony Friends is earmarked for use by the Education department of the Symphony.
In 2018 we were able to donate $30,000 to the Grand Rapids Symphony because of hard working members and volunteers of our committee. Thank you to all!
Interested in what we do? Check out our past fundraisers!
Well Orchestrated Kitchens - 2018
Our spring fundraiser for 2018 was a kitchen tour Saturday May 5, from 10:00-4:00. This event featured 5 beautiful kitchens in homes around Grand Rapids, as well as 1 additional outdoor kitchen. They were all recently redone or new kitchens, featuring a variety of design aesthetics. Musicians from the Grand Rapids Symphony and Youth Symphony performed and there were demonstrations in each of the locations ranging from cookie decorating to outdoor grilling to olive oil tasting!
This event raised over $15,000!
Blandford Enchanted - 2017
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 - 2016
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
Brookby Enchanted - 2015
A Well-Orchestrated Kitchen - 2014
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.
November 1 at 3 PM
Join us at Schuler Books on 28th Street for a meeting / free event featuring a discussion on Jamie Bernstein's book, Famous Father Girl. The discussion will be led by Becky Knack and Larry Herzberg.