Grand Rapids Symphony Friends

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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 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!

Symphony Friends was recently featured in the GR Symphony's blog!

Blandford Enchanted

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.

Click below to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Or you can click the fairy to go to our Brookby Enchanted page!

Past Fundraisers:

Well-Orchestrated Kitchens

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 is over but it raised over $15,000!

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 happy to report that we raised over $19,000 through this event for the Grand Rapids Symphony!


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.