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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.



NOYO Sustainers make a monthly recurring gift to support our programs and activities on a continuing basis.

Mary Crouter, Joanne Erwin, Nathan and Katie Holaway, Colin Holter, Eileen and Jerry Jarc, Kevin Malloy, Annie Palmer, Franklin Sussman, Beth Tallman

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)

Nelson and Enid Cleary, Mark Parish and Jody Kerchner, Anne and Al Sprague

Symphony ($500 to $999)

Helen Black in memory of Priscilla Smith, Christina Mars

Concerto ($300 to $499)

Li-Jen Chen and Karina Abolina, Joanne and Bruce Erwin, Lukasz and Kasia Karapuda, Stephen and Linda Rosen, Denise Shafer and Jim Strunk, Beth and Ellis Tallman, Sue Yelanjian

Fanfare ($150 to $299)

Mary Crouter, Brooke Crouter, Louis Grube, Hank and Karoly Gutman, Colin Holter and Jess Narum, Louis David Kuntz Machamer,, Ryan Miller, Mary C. Nelson, Katherine Plank, Bill and Jamie Reis, Greg Ristow, Sue and Bruce Simonson, Rosalind Soltow, Franklin Sussman, the Catacutan family, Kevin and Sue Weidenbaum, Betty Weinstock

Sonata ($65 to $149)

Philipp Blume, Tracy Dunham, Janet Gerber, C. Kurt and Elisabeth C. Holter, Eileen Jarc, Bob and Carol Longsworth, Agata Matuszak, Marilyn McDonald, Ms. Jane Nord, Michael Roest, Rosen-Jones Photography, Ann Runion, Cindy Stockman, Jim Strang, Joan B. Webster, Louise Zeitlin

Friend (up to $65)

Jason Adelman, Catherine Aldrich, Jennifer Blevins, Alan Boyd, Beth Breslin, Monica Choi, Jennifer DiGiandomenico, Marion Drummond, Amy Egle, Jane Eyre, Gwen Feldman, Margie and Rick Flood, Barbara and William Fuchsman, Megan Lee Gargano, Skyler Gemmer, Jessie Gemmer, Taylor Gerber, Jennings Glenn, Greg Hillis, Nathan and Katie Holaway, Andrew Holter, Mary Javed, Jensen Family, Michael Kalamasz, Deborah Kissinger, Justyn Lopaczynski, Autumn Mckenzie, Amber Michalak, Valerie Nagy, Jim Pojman, Peter Renerts, Marlene and Michael Rosen, Will Ruehle, Sue Shoff, Destinee Siebe, Ron Soriano, Shaquille Tisdell, Adriana and Chad Tucker, Lisa Whitfield

Last updated 2 January 2021

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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