Current and Past Fundraisers
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 PICNIC POPS LUXURY RAFFLE WINNERS
“VIP Plus Guest Pass Once a Week for a Year” from Celebration Cinema ($1,144)
“18 Inch Tahitian Black Pearl Necklace” from Siegel Jewelers valued at $1,000
‘$1,000 Cash Prize” donated by an anonymous donor on behalf of the Symphony Friends
“Six Orchestra Premium Seats for EACH 2018-2019 Grand Rapids Opera Productions” by Opera Grand Rapids valued at $1,000
“Whitecaps Luxury Suite Package for April/May 2019 for 25 people” valued at $850
“Flowers once a month for a year” from Eastern Floral valued at $800
“Two Classical Series Showcase Tickets”from The Grand Rapids Symphony, valued at $580
“Best Of Friends Spa Package” donated by Design 1 Spa and Salon valued at $550
“A Gift Certificate for any Purchase” from Klingman’s David Israels’ valued at $500
Gilmore Collection, A Certificate for “A Movable Feast” at the B.O.B. valued at $500
“Golf for 4 With Carts” from the Blythefield Country Club, valued at $500
Grand Finale Raffle 2014 Winners!
A special thank you to all of these generous sponsors for their donations!
In November 2012 we released a new cookbook -- ENCORE -- available online here on this website and at many retailers. Our first Cookbook, pictured here, raised well over $60,000 for the Symphony. Learn More...
In conjunction with our cookbook the Women's
Committee will hold a spring fundraiser, A Well-Orchestrated Kitchen, in the Amway Ambassador
Ballroom on May 28, 2014. The event will include both live and silent auctions,
fabulous music by Grand Rapids Symphony musicians, cooking demos of
Encore recipes, great food and drink, and a fun
"cook-off" with special guest chefs. Each guest will receive a
fabulous Encore cookbook! All proceeds, of course, will benefit our Grand Rapids Symphony.
Successful Past Fundraisers:
In March of 2012, we had a fourth installment to our famous Variety Show series. This time it was called Fabulous Follies and we raised around $8,000 in one night to donate to the Symphony.
In the summer during the Symphony's Picnic Pops season, the Women's Committee puts on a Luxury Raffle that can raise around $20,000 for the Symphony! It is fun to be out on the hill at the concerts selling tickets and meeting new people.
Other fundraisers have included: Symphony Showhouses (highlighting some fabulous properties in Grand Rapids), a Casino Night, Fashion Shows, Symphony Delicious Events, a Cabaret Night, pre-concert dinners...the list goes on and on!