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NOYO's Annual Fund and Legacy Society are made up of music lovers from across the country who believe in NOYO's mission.


Annual Fund

Contributions to NOYO’s Annual Fund enable NOYO to provide outstanding orchestral training to the youth of Northern Ohio. All contributors to the campaign receive an acknowledgment letter as a receipt for tax purposes. NOYO gratefully accepts contributions in any amount. Gifts received between today and June 30 will support NOYO’s current season.

Conductor's Circle ($1000 and up)

Marilyn McDonald, Anne and Al Sprague

Symphony ($500 to $999)

Helen Black, Carol and Bob Longsworth

Concerto ($300 to $499)

The R. W. Beckett Corp., Mindy Brueggemann and Matt Fritz, Li-Jen Chen, Jason Ginter

Fanfare ($150 to $299)

Colin Holter, Greg Ristow, Don Walton, Stephen and Peggie Willett

Sonata ($65 to $149)

Louis Grube, Evelyn Kountoupes, Nancy London, Katherine Plank, Jamie and Bill Reis, Michael and Marlene Rosen, Denise Shafer and Jim Strunk

Friend (up to $65)

Mary Crouter, Megan Lee Gargano, Elizabeth Hickle, Katie and Nathan Holaway, Nanette Holben, Kathleen Jackson, Barry and Sandra Jensen, Molly Johnson, Heidi Lehlbach, Sharon Miranda, Valerie Nagy, Jim Pojman and Pat Bradley, LaValley Richey, Meredith Sayre, Steven Volk, Beth Zaworski

Last updated 20 November 2019

Legacy Society

The Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Legacy Society was established in 2014 by former Artistic Director Joanne Erwin to recognize individuals who have named NOYO a beneficiary of a planned estate gift. Our Legacy Society members care deeply about the future of the organization and know that their gift will help NOYO continue to provide excellent orchestral training for generations to come. We are grateful for their thoughtfulness and dedication to helping us ensure that the exceptional opportunities for students provided by NOYO will continue into the future. If you, too, are passionate about the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, please consider making a lasting gift by including NOYO in your estate plans. If you have already included a gift of any amount to the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra in your estate plan, we would like to honor you as a member of our Legacy Society.


Arlene and Larry Dunn
Joanne Erwin
Anne and Al Sprague


NOYO contributors who are especially passionate about making our programming as widely available as possible may set up a recurring annual donation in the amount of $330 (or make a contribution to our 50th Anniversary Fund of a certain size), thereby providing for a young musician to participate in NOYO each season.

Jason Ginter Fellowship, percussion
Marilyn McDonald Fellowships, violin
Mark Parish Fellowship for a Norwalk High School student
Denise Shafer and Jim Strunk Fellowships

Named Chairs

Several seats in NOYO's ensembles are named for our most dedicated supporters and members of our Legacy Society.

Philharmonia Orchestra

Richards Family Chair, principal flute
de la Porte Family Chair, principal bassoon
Anne and Al Sprague Chair, principal horn
Annie Palmer Chair, principal percussion
Mercy Allen Hospital Chair, concertmaster
Dr. Michael McKenna Chair, principal viola

Sinfonietta Strings

Joanne Erwin Chair, principal cello

Wind Symphony

R. W. Beckett Corporation Chair, flute
Beth G. Tallman Chair, flute

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