Category: Bravo Awards

Grand Rapids Symphony at 2017 BRAVO! Awards honors five remarkable women for their volunteer service to the orchestra

To be successful, an arts organization needs more than great artists who make great art. It also needs supporters and volunteers who provide the foundation that makes great art possible. The Grand Rapids Symphony honored five women on Tuesday for their contributions to build and maintain a world-class, professional orchestra in West Michigan at its 2017 BRAVO! Awards . The extraordinary dedication and exceptional service to the Grand Rapids Symphony of Kate Pew Wolters, Diane... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Friday, November 17, 2017

Grand Rapids Symphony remembers Helen DeVos, its dearest friend and greatest champion

  Helen DeVos , one of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s dearest friends, has died, but her love and support for the orchestra will last forever. It’s safe to say that without Helen DeVos, the Grand Rapids Symphony would not exist as we know it today. For nearly 50 years, Helen DeVos was the Grand Rapids Symphony’s biggest supporter, and its greatest champion. “Helen was a very special friend of the Grand Rapids Symphony,” said President and CEO Peter... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Thursday, October 26, 2017

Grand Rapids Symphony 2016 BRAVO! Awards presented to hardworking, longtime volunteers

“A thousand points of light” was former president George H.W. Bush’s term for the work of volunteers who roll up their sleeves and pitch in time and effort to make America a better place. Grand Rapids Symphony has honored five of its brightest lights with its 2016 BRAVO! Awards for “exceptional contributions,” in the words of GRS board chair Kate Pew Wolters. Dottie Johnson, Peter Perez and Larry Robson, campaign cabinet chairs, were honored for leading the... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Friday, May 27, 2016

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