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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 $1,000+

Jason and Matt Adelman, Timothy and Emily Collins, Nelson T. Cleary, Marilyn McDonald, Anne and Al Sprague, Almeda Jean Trippe

Symphony $500-$999

Helen Black in memory of Priscilla Smith, Robert Conrad, Arlene and Larry Dunn, Gretchen Woods in memory of Sandy and Edward Fink, Ryan Miller, Mark Parish and Jody Kerchner, Mary E. Picken, H. Alicia Taylor Smetts, Beth and Ellis Tallman

Concerto $300-$499

Amanda and Brent Anderson, Daniel Fletcher, Eileen Jarc, David Pope, Gregory Ristow, Rosalind Soltow, Marilyn Willett

Fanfare $150-$299

Randy and Connie Border, Robert Calhoun and Elizabeth Wilmer, Li-Jen Chen, Laura Davies, Lisa Ensor, Johanna Hamm, Lukasz Karapuda, Jiyul Kim and Sheila Miyoshi Jager, Jay C. Klemme and Anne S. Wilson, Silvija Koschnick, Sylvan Long, Andrew Machamer, Bill and Laura Marshall, Bill and Jamie Reis, Gregory Ristow, Stephen and Linda Rosen in honor of Emerson Rosen-Jones, the Catacutan family, Beth and Ellis Tallman, Marilyn Willet, Stephen and Peggie Willet, Tson-Kuang and Mu-Niau Wu

Sonata $65-$149

Ann Beach, Richard and Mary Bouman, Randy and Connie Border, Beth Breslin, Stephanie Castro and Michael Wemple, Li-Jen Chen and Karina Abolina, Ann and Norman Craig, Carole and Hilary Crayton, Arlene and Larry Dunn, Colin Holter and Jess Narum, Kurt Holter, Aron Hozman, James Jarc, Christopher Jenkins, Victoria Judson, Evelyn Kantoupes, Wendy Kozol and Steven Wojtal, Raymond Legrand, Gary and Martha Long, Kym Machovina, Mrs. Jane B. Nord, Robert Pedersen, Ann Perry Slosser, Mary Price, Shelly Rasmussen, Michael and Marlene Rosen, Stephen and Linda Rosen, Sue and Bruce Simonson, Chad and Adriana Tucker, Lorraine and Gordon Tucker, Don Walton, Kevin and Sue Weidenbaum, Marilyn T. Willett, Stephen Willett, Mark Wiseman, Keith Yoder, Louise Zeitlin

Friends $65 and under

Ashley Anderson, Jason Arévalo, Rebecca Bandy, Ann Beach, Philipp Blume, Megan Bocock, Alan Boyd, Beth Breslin, Peter and Marilynn Bronson, Colin Burling, Steve Cencula, George Clements, Gina Conner, Franklin Cox, Mary Crouter, Ray Cunningham, Anita and John Cupedro, Jennifer DiGiandomenico, Lydia DiGrazia, Marion Drummond, Tracy Dunham, Gregory Egan IV, Sam Engelhardt, Sandi Ester, James Farley, Margie and Rick Flood, Dr. Richard Fogel, Diane Follet, Sandy Frick, Barbara and William Fuchsman, Fabian Fuertes, Megan Lee Gargano, Jessie Gemmer, Skyler Gemmer, Jennings Glenn, Marjorie Gold, Liz Goncy, Nathan and Erika Haskell, Carole R. Heck-Kelly, Elizabeth J. Hickle, Nathaniel Holaway, Nanette Holben, C. Kurt and Elisabeth C. Holter, Monika Hunziker-Schane, Allison Jaques, Mary Javed, Molly Johnson, Joaquin Kiki, Kaci Korn, Evelyn Kountoupes, Julianne Kurdila, Jennifer Lemaster, Sylvan Long, Justyn Lopaczynski, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Machamer, Frank and Kathy Machamer, Daune Mahy, Mel Maisel, Kevin Malloy, Betsy Mathias, Amber Michalak, Sharon Miranda, Shari Nacson, Mary Nelson, Tim O'Malley, Michael Oprea, Angela Oster, Rachelle Pengov, Drew Peterson, Betsy Pizzolato, Katherine Plank, Louis Presti, Emily Price, Shelly Rasmussen, Peter Renerts, Austin Rennich, LaValley Richey, Michael Roest, Michael and Marlene Rosen, Tanya Rosen-Jones, Joshua Rosner, Terry Safranek, Cyrrene Sharples, Anne Shelley, Destinee Siebe, Kim Simpson, Sarah Soltis, Jo-Anne Steggall, Allie Su, Franklin Sussman, Annabelle Sussman, Suzanne Thompson, Shaquille Tisdell, Carol Tufts, Adriana Vega, Steven and Dinah Volk, Anna Vitek, Teagan Webb, Margaret E. Wetzler, Brian Wilbert, Judith Young

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 welcome Anne and Al Sprague as our newest members of the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Legacy Society. When asked why they have made supporting NOYO a high priority, Anne and Al replied that “as former youth orchestra members, we have both experienced firsthand what a difference participating in a quality performing group makes in the lives of young musicians. While offering excellent performances to its audiences, NOYO puts strong emphasis on teaching and nurturing the young people who participate. NOYO also brings together a staff of outstanding teachers and conductors whose creativity propels NOYO toward a bright future and whose mission is to motivate and challenge talented youth. Whatever your reasons are for supporting NOYO, please join us in giving generously!”

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.


Joanne Erwin, Anne and Al Sprague

Named Chairs

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

Philharmonia Orchestra

de la Porte Family Chair, principal bassoon
Anne and Al Sprague Chair, principal horn
Mercy Allen Hospital Chair, concertmaster

Sinfonietta Strings

Joanne Erwin Chair, principal cello

Wind Symphony

Beth G. Tallman Chair, flute

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