Category: development

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

Completed $40 million Legacy of Excellence Campaign offers lasting legacy for Grand Rapids Symphony

The art of making art, as Stephen Sondheim observed in “Saturday in the Park with George,” is putting it together, bit by bit. Many notes make music, many musicians make an orchestra, and many performances make a concert season. Making all of that happen takes many dollars. The Grand Rapids Symphony has achieved a $40 million goal to build an endowment to help secure the orchestra’s financial well-being for years to come. The Legacy of Excellence Campaign, launched in 2012 with a $20... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Friday, April 15, 2016

Double Your Gift on Giving Tuesday

This is the time of year to take notice of everything you’re grateful for, and one of those things is having the Grand Rapids Symphony in the West Michigan community. You can help support the Grand Rapids Symphony in a special way on Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Black Friday, meant to put an emphasis on giving back to your community. By: eightWest Posted: November 18, 2015 To read the full article, click  here .  Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Support your Grand Rapids Symphony with the Summer Match!

From the concert hall and downtown venues, to Cannonsburg and the lakeshore, the Grand Rapids Symphony is committed to bringing the power and joy of music to all corners of West Michigan.  Did you know... Concert ticket sales account for only 35% of what it takes to keep the Grand Rapids Symphony providing the concerts and music education programs you enjoy? 14 music education and outreach programs serve more than 80,000  attendees annually in 14 West Michigan... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GRS Musicians and Board Members Work Together at Phonathon

Earlier this month, eight Grand Rapids Symphony board members and 19 musicians joined up for a two-day Phonathon event at the GRS office. The board members and musicians served as ambassadors for the organization as they connected with over 851 attendees of LiveArts , an unprecedented event last April that showcased the talent of four West Michigan arts organizations in Van Andel Arena.  Everyone involved shared stories and updates on GRS news as they chatted with the LiveArts attendees... Read More
Posted by Sam Napolitan at Thursday, June 25, 2015

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