Grand Rapids Symphony Friends

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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)

Jack Roersma

“18 Inch Tahitian Black Pearl Necklace” from Siegel Jewelers valued at $1,000

Sue Kempton

‘$1,000 Cash Prize” donated by an anonymous donor on behalf of the Symphony Friends

Lisa Parks

“Six Orchestra Premium Seats for EACH 2018-2019 Grand Rapids Opera Productions” by Opera Grand Rapids valued at $1,000

Caron Bianchi

“Whitecaps Luxury Suite Package for April/May 2019 for 25 people” valued at $850

Shelly Lupo

“Flowers once a month for a year” from Eastern Floral valued at $800

Jeff Gooder

“Two Classical Series Showcase Tickets”from The Grand Rapids Symphony, valued at $580

Greg Cob

“Best Of Friends Spa Package” donated by Design 1 Spa and Salon valued at $550

Kevin Cumings

“A Gift Certificate for any Purchase” from Klingman’s David Israels’ valued at $500

Mark Warner

Gilmore Collection, A Certificate for “A Movable Feast” at the B.O.B. valued at $500

Mark Sheeres

“Golf for 4 With Carts” from the Blythefield Country Club, valued at $500

Lilly Mahar


Thank you to all the volunteers that helped this July out on the Cannonsburg hill!! We will update the final numbers soon!


Thank you for joining us spring of 2015 for our fundraiser at the Brookby estate for a home tour and fairy walk.  There were activities for the whole family.  Please click here to find out more and see how much we raised!
Grand Finale Raffle 2015
Thank you to all the volunteers that helped this July out on the Canonsburg hill!!  We were able to raise almost $20,000 through the raffle even with some bad weather!  Join us again next summer.


Grand Finale Raffle 2014 Winners!

  • Kelli Dunst, Gilmore Collection 12 $100 gift certificates
  • Henry Greeb, Celebration Cinemas VIP & Guest Pass once a week for a year
  • Jill Scheerhorn, Almassian Jewelers $1,000 Gift Certificate
  • Pete Kruer, Women's Committee $1,000 Cash Prize
  • Debby Ford, Cannonsburg Ski Area 2014-15 Season Ski Passes
  • Jan Witt, Whitecaps Luxury Suite Package
  • Mark Balletto, Harvey Lexus Weekend Package
  • Ashley Anderson-Varney, Eastern Floral flowers once a month for a year
  • Denny Goethal, Grand Rapids Symphony Classical Showcase Concert tickets
  • Shannon Andree, Amway Grand Plaza Four Diamond Package
  • Marcia Beutner, Klingman's $500 Gift Certificate
  • Tamsen VanderWier, Watermark Country Club 2 Rounds of Golf

  • A special thank you to all of these generous sponsors for their donations!


    A Well-Orchestrated Kitchen
    Wednesday May 28th, 2014 at 5:30 PM in The Ambassador Ballroom of the Amway Hotel.

    Food, drinks, silent and live auctions, music and fun!

    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!

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