Established in 1976, the Symphony Foundation provides perpetual financial support for the orchestra’s concerts as well as education and access programs. Donations are invested for long-term appreciation, with a modest percent of earnings directed annually to operating expenses.

Legacy of Leadership Circle members listed below have included the orchestra in their estate plan or contributed $1,000 or more to the Foundation for which we are grateful. Please join the Legacy of Leadership Circle through a planned gift or cash donation to begin receiving member recognition. Notify the Development department of your support at development@grsymphony.org, or call at 616.454.9451, ext 122, or visit www.grsymphony.org/planned-giving. Gifts to the Symphony Foundation may take many forms: a cash donation, securities or property; a gift through your will or trust; or life insurance designation. 

Listings are in alphabetical order. 

* denotes musician

+ denotes Legacy of Leadership Circle member

^ denotes deceased

 

Activa Management Services LLC

Jon Anderson+

Mrs. Mary E. Andre+^

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Andrews+

Anonymous+

Donald & Ellen Arlinsky+

Frederick & Sara Armbruster

Donald P. & Debra VanWieren Axce

Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Baldwin^

Patrick & Leslie Ballard+

Ken Bandstra+

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Dr. & Mrs. Lonson Barr+

Batts Foundation

George & Deborah Bayard+

Earl H. Beckering^

Charles Bell^

Mr. & Mrs. Michael M. Bennett

Ronald L. & Mary Ann Bennett

Mr. Hy Berkowitz^

Mr. & Mrs. Howard W. Bethke+

Dr. & Mrs. Craig Bethune+

Karl & Patricia Betz+

Roger & Marcia Beutner+

Patti Billings

Mrs. Marjorie W. Bjork+^

Mrs. Edith I. Blodgett+^

Mr. & Mrs. Geoffrey B. Bloom

Lawrence D., Sr. and Dolores Bos

Mr. & Mrs. Will Gay Bottje+^

Bruce and Shirley Boundy

John D. & Marian F. Bouwer+

Mr. & Mrs. James P. Bouwman+

Kathryn V. Bovard^

Bjork Bradford Donor Advised Fund of Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Helen Bradford Trust^

Mrs. Barbara L. Braendle+

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Bratschie+

Dorothy M. Bremer+^

Peg & Rick Breon+

Jerry & Annette Broersma

The Brookby Foundation+

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Brooks

The Estate of Anne Josephine Brown+^

Ms. Pat Buelow+

Dwight M. Burch & Cynthia Lanning-Burch

Valerie Burhans^

Mrs. Edward S. Burke+^

Dr. & Mrs. Robert D. Burton^

The Estate of William A. Busch^

Donald R. & Frances Buske

Mr. Dennis Buteyn+

Gordon & Ruth Bylsma+*

C & H Holdings, L.L.C.

Ms. Char Camfield+

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Campbell

Jeneveine M. Candler+

Ms. Monika F. Carder+

Olga Cassard+^

Centennial Securities Company

Robert & Jacqueline Chovanec

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Clark+

Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Collier

Dr. James U. Collins

Comerica - Private Banking

Bob & Julie Connors

Peter C. Cook^

David F. Coons^

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin L. Cornelius

Bill & Marilyn Crawford

Rosemary Crum Estate^

Peter & Gay Cummings+

Lori Lee & Michael Curley+

Noel & Judyth Daniels

Robert J. and Katherine Daverman Foundation+^

Carole & Joe Davio

Dr. & Mrs. Gilbert R. Davis+

Dr. & Mrs. Frederick R. Deane in Memory of Margaret R. Deane+

Alex Decess+

Necia deJourno

James & Judy DeLapa

Cheri DeVos

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel G. DeVos+

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas L. DeVos

Mr. & Mrs. Richard DeVos, Jr.

The Richard & Helen DeVos Foundation

Milo G. DeVries Memorial

Jon & Mary Ann DeWitt^

Mrs. Elaine Dexter^

Alex & Michelle DeYonker

The Estate of Mary DeYoung^

Samuel M. Dix^

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Dole

Elizabeth T. & Carson O. Donley+

Dr. & Mrs. Arnold R. Dood+

John & Marilyn Dooge+

Mark & Celeste Dyehouse

Ms. Janet L. Dykstra+

Dr. & Mrs. David L. Eisler

Fran Ellis & Michael & Lynette Ellis

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Ellis

Jeanne Englehart & Jack Novick+

Mr. & Mrs. Javier Estrada

Robert & Rudean Fairman+

Mary Faren^

Paul & Bridget Farr+

Dr. & Mrs. David Feldman+^

Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon L. Fordham

Jeff & Sheila Frank

Chuck & Julie Frayer

Mr. Donald H. Freeman+^

Harriette J. Freeman Memorial+^

Walter & Susan Freihofer+^

Charles French+^

Ms. Pamela French

Edward J. Frey

Frey Foundation

Mrs. Mario M. Galassi

Mr. David T. Gantos

Richard & Claire Gantos

Ms. Joan M. Garety+

Dr. & Mrs. Leonard S. Gell

Larry & Mary Gerbens+

Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Giller+

Mr. & Mrs. James Glerum^

Magee & Dan Gordon

Gordon Food Service Inc.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Grand Rapids Symphony Friends

Grand Rapids Symphony Society

GRS Volunteer Association

Dan Gravelyn^

William & Suzanne Green

Jack & Marge Greiner+

Phyllis J. Grimm+^

Richard T. Groos

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Haas+

Joseph A. Hager+^

Dr. John Hair

John & Muriel Halick+^

Mrs. Cora Lou Hall

George & Susan Heartwell

Dr. Todd Helle & Mrs. Diane McElfish Helle+*

Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Hempe

John & Mary Hendrickson+

Paul B. Henry Foundation

Larry Herzberg+*

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Hesse

Edwin A. Hibbard^

Jack & Marge Highfield

Tom & Sharon Hilliker

Dorothy Tegner Hodgkins+^

Helmut & Ellen Hof+^

Mr. & Mrs. Leonard D. Holt+

Mr. & Mrs. Earl Holton

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Hooker+

Harriette Hopkins Memorial+^

Mary I. Hunting+^

David & Marilyn Hunting ^

Margaret I. Idema+

Mrs. Beatrice A. Idema+^

Marguerite Inslee^

Mrs. Margaret L. Jack+^

Mr. Richard Jacobson+

Virginia Glew Jaeger Estate+^

The Estate of Mary Widdicombe Joass+^

Mrs. Frances V. Johns+^

Martin & Dorothy Johnson+

Mr. & Mrs. Gary E. Johnson

Siegel W. Judd Memorial+^

Jim & Ginger Jurries+

Mr. & Mrs. David H. Kammeraad

Jim & Amy L. Keane

Robert & Nancy Kehoe+

Fred & Linn Keller+

Keller Foundation

Judith E. Kemph*

Mr. & Mrs. John Kennedy

Katie & Bob Kimball^

Douglas & Barbara Kindschi+

Robert E. Kirby & Dixie B. Wege

Peter T. Kjome+

Ms. Birgit M. Klohs & Mr. Greg Northrup

Wallson & Rebecca Knack+

Herb & Glenna Knape

Mr. Raymond E. Knape+

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kok

Daniel & Charlotte J. Kovats+*

Donald & Eve Kranenberg Trust+^

Jane & Sam Kravitz^

Ken & Melinda Krei

KRW Foundation

Mary & Patrick Kuras+

Mr. & Mrs. Jamie Ladd

Ms. Eunice Lampkin+

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert D. Lantinga

Marion Gray Lathrop^

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Leigh^

Lee H. & Marylin Leprich+

Joe & Katy Levan

Ms. Mary Levickas & Mr. Clarence J. King+

The Estate of Elizabeth Lewis-Burr^

Life Members of the Grand Rapids Symphony Women's Committee+

Diane & Michael Lobbestael+

Mr. & Mrs. John D. Loeks, Jr.

Ray & Nancy Loeschner+

Charles W. Loosemore Foundation

Michael S. Loughman+

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lutz+

Lynn Mack & Harold Goehring

Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Magennis+^

Dr. & Mrs. C. J. Maternowski

Patrick M. McConeghy+

True O. McDonald^

Kate & John McGarry+

Mr. James W. McHugh

Jim McKay & Twink Frey

Hendrik & Liesel Meijer

The Meijer Foundation

Meijer

Anne Meyer

Alexander & Mary Jane Miller*

Bonnie K. Miller+

Jack H. Miller

Kim S. Mitchell

Cyril F. & Sharon L. Moore

The Estate of Melanie Muir^

National Endowment for the Arts

Louise Neesley Estate^

Mr. & Mrs. Dale C. Nelson+

James & Mary Nelson+

Linda & Roger Nelson

Thomas & Greta Newhof

Mr. & Mrs. Wade W. Nitz+

Tim & Karen O'Donovan

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Olsen

David & Nancy Ondersma

Brian & Kim Orcutt

The Estate of Lillian Frances Ormsbee+^

Louis and Helen Padnos Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Padnos

Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Padnos^

Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation

Kevin & Gina Paul+

Mr. Jerry R. Pearson

Carroll & Peter M. Perez+

Don & Mary Permoda+

Melba J. Petersen

Sarah & Erich Peterson*

Mrs. Dorotha Bixby Pitcher+

Kathleen Stewart Ponitz+

John & Chantal Porterfield

Kathryn J. Post

Ruth L. Post

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Postmus+

Tom & Burma Powell

Ed & June Prein

James & Marie Preston+  

Merle J. & Arnola J. Prins

Peter P. & Patricia Renucci

The Estate of Dr. & Mrs. O. Lee Ricker^

Rich & Stacy Ridenour

Mrs. Mary M. Rieger+

Laura May Ripley+^

Richard Roane & Dr. Leandro Robles+

Dr. Larry & Sally Robson+

Milt & Barbara Rohwer+

Philip & Heidi Rose

Leonard & Dora Rosenzweig Estates^

Mrs. Donald O. Roskam

Alwyn & Chris Rougier-Chapman+

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Royce+^

Loren & Dian Rupke+

Alan & Margaret Ryan+

Ms. Shelley Padnos & Ms. Carol L. Sarosik

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Scanlon+

John Scherff+

James H. Schindler+

John & Judy Schneider+

Mrs. Peter Schotanus

Karline Schroll Estate+^

Kenneth & Caroline Schultz

Mr. & Mrs. John Scott+

The Estate of Dr. Wayne M. & Judith J. Seutter^

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Shannon

Marilyn & Budge Sherwood+

Mark Sherwood & Saralyn Coupe

Mr. Richard Shumacker & Ms. Kay Blondin+

Ms. Eleanor Simon

In Memory of Michael A. & Geneva Bashara Skaff^

Gary P. Skinner

Nancy Skinner

The Estate of Marian Slavick^

Mr. & Mrs. Peter W. Smith

Elizabeth Snell^

William & Norma Sprague^

Nancy Yagiela & Peter Spring in memory of Ann Utley

Mrs. Linda Stafford

Mr. & Mrs. David M. Staples

Myrtle B. Starr^

Ronald Lee & Sandra Frost Steensma+

The Estate of Frederic J. Steggerda+^

Shelly Stephens & Peter Clark

Dr. Charles R. Howie & Ms. Wendy L. Stock+

David Franklin & Ellin Svoboda+^

Mr. Ray Thomas & Mrs. Marty Ashton-Thomas+

Drs. David E & Margaret E Thompson+

Tim & Gretchen Tierney+

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Tinkham

Marilyn A. Titche

Gretchen Minnhaar & Luis Tomatis^

Dr. & Mrs. Robert L. Troske^

Steve & Anne Tuuk

Mrs. Hylda J. Tuuk Trust+^

David & Janet Van Dyke+

David & Carol Van Andel Family Foundation

Jay and Betty Van Andel Foundation^

Herk & Linda Vanden Bosch+

Lorrie & David VanderArk+

John & Jane VanderHeide

Stuart & Nelleke VanderHeide

The Family of Jan S. Vander Heide

Mrs. Barbara VanderHyde^

Karl & Jean Vander Laan+

Mr. & Mrs. Peter VanderMeer

Frank & Sharon Van Haven+

John & Gwen Varineau

The Estate of John E. Veneklasen^

Carl and Sandy VerBeek+

Mr. & Mrs. John P. Vinkemulder+

Dr. & Mrs. Earl Visser+

Margaret F. Ward+^

Mark & Wendy Wassink

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Waterbury

Peter M. Wege+^

Wege Foundation

David & Patricia Weiskittel

Keith & Carol Weldy+

Estate of Keith E. Weller^

R. Budd & Janet Werner+

Mrs. Nancy Wheeler+^

David & Anne-Lise Whitescarver+

Wilson & Jean Whittier+

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Williams

Ms. Dorothy Williamson+

Karen B. Wolf+

Richard & Kate Wolters+

Audrey L. Wright^

Mr. Chad Zagel & Mrs. Ellie Frey Zagel

Charles & Caroline Zech

The Estate of Lawrence Zoerner+^