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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.

Manda and Robert Bennett, Philipp Blume, Jeremy and Lisa Brown, Mary Crouter and Rich Brancato, Joanne and Bruce Erwin, Nathan and Katie Holaway, C. Kurt and Elisabeth Holter, Colin Holter and Jessica Narum, Eileen and Jerry Jarc, Barry and Sandra Jensen, Jody Kerchner and Mark Parish, Nicole McGuire, Audrey John Melzer, Kevin Malloy, Annie Palmer, Michele Shrefler, Timothy Spillman

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.

Catherine Aldrich, Abby Aresty, Angela Bak, Helen Black, Anita Burke, Robert Calhoun and Elizabeth Wilmer, Kim and Alan Chmiel, Enid and Nelson T. Cleary, Franklin Cox and Lorna Dunn, Carole Anne Crayton, Brooke Crouter, Arlene and Larry Dunn, Megan Lee Gargano, Jeffrey Hansen, Jensen Family, Molly Johnson, Jacquie Justice, Jay Klemme and Anne Wilson, Terry Lang, Katherine Linehan, Bob and Carol Longsworth, Justyn Lopaczynski, Andrew Machamer and Danielle Kuntz, Frank and Kathy Machamer, Christina Mars, Marilyn McDonald, Sharon Miranda, Carrie Morgan, Mary C. Nelson, Sarah Nelson, EMC Precision, Jim Pojman, Shelly Rasmussen, Lauren Ratzel, Bill and Jamie Reis, Nordson Corporation, Peter Renerts, Karen Reynolds, Greg Ristow, Marlene and Michael Rosen, Stephen and Linda Rosen, Candice Rowe, Dana Schumacher-Schmidt, Grow Well Cleveland, Kory Sharp, Lori Shymske, Destinee Siebe, Sue and Bruce Simonson, Letitia and Steven Skalsky, Robert and Judy Skillicorn, Mishak Law, Anne Sprague, Elizabeth Sullivan, the R. W. Beckett Corporation, Beth and Ellis Tallman, Kevin and Sue Weidenbaum, Sue Yelanjian, Kim Zehner

Last updated 2 January 2024

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
Rosalind Soltow Chair, principal viola

Wind Symphony

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

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