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Volunteer Committees

Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra (formerly Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra) is dedicated to providing support for our world-class Orchestra through music education activities, volunteer service, and fund-raising opportunities. The committee offers its Meet the Artist luncheon and program throughout the season along with a benefit each year. Founded as the Women's Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1921 by Adella Prentiss Hughes, the Orchestra's first general manager, Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra today welcomes both men and women as members.

FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Patricia Sommer, President
  • Suzanne Blaser, First Vice President
  • Barbara Wolfort, Second Vice President 
  • Debbie Neale, Recording Secretary
  • Pearl Hachen, Corresponding Secretary
  • Vicki Resnick, Treasurer

MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES — FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

         Barbara Wolfort, send email to:  barbwolfort@gmail.com


2018 MEET THE ARTIST

Friday, February 23, 2018, featuring Kathleen Collins, Violin, The Cleveland Orchestra
Mayfield Sand Ridge Club, 1545 Sheridan Rd, South Euclid, OH 44121

2018 SPRING BENEFIT:
Friday, April 20, 2018, featuring Charles Bernard, Cello, The Cleveland Orchestra
Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr, Cleveland, OH 44124

   
Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

Blossom Friends of The Orchestra (formerly Blossom Women’s Committee) was created in 1968 and leads projects dedicated to promoting and sustaining Blossom Music Center and The Cleveland Orchestra. These projects also raise funds toward Blossom’s long-term financial stability. Activities include sponsoring the Opening Night concert of each summer's Blossom Music Festival, hosting an annual recognition event for musicians, presenting a series of meet-the-artist Gourmet Matinee luncheons, and staffing the Blossom Information Center.

BLOSSOM FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Elizabeth McCormick, President
  • Kay Lowe, First Vice President
  • Mary Walker Sprunt, Recording Secretary
  • JoAnn Greiner, Corresponding Secretary
  • Wanda Gulley, Treasurer
  • Lis Hugh, Ex-officio

BLOSSOM FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA HONORARY CHAIRS

  • Emily Blossom, 1970-1991
  • Emily McCartney
  • Sylvia Oliver

MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES  BLOSSOM FRIENDS OF THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

         Connie Van Gilder, send email to:  cjvangilder@aol.com

Save the Date: Friday, July 13, 2018, Fundraiser for Blossom Music Center 50th Celebration.

Click here for more information about the event & how you can make a fine wine or cash donation


The Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra

The Volunteer Council of The Cleveland Orchestra, created in 1998, reinforces the impact of all volunteers on the mission of The Cleveland Orchestra. The Council serves the Orchestra through recruitment, recognition and retention of volunteers, communication and coordination of volunteer groups and Orchestra activities, as well as long-range planning for volunteer needs. Appointed representatives and staff comprise the Council that reports directly to the Musical Arts Association.

VOLUNTEER COUNCIL MEMBERS

  • Faye A. Heston, President
  • Lis Hugh, Vice President
  • Suzanne Blaser
  • Nancy Cruikshank
  • Wanda Gulley
  • Pearl Hachen
  • Iris Harvie
  • Phyllis Knauf
  • Kaye Lowe
  • Elizabeth McCormick
  • Debbie Neale
  • Vicki Resnick
  • Patricia Sommer
  • Barbara Wolfort
  • Lori Cohen, Staff Liaison

    
Summary

Over the last 15 years, these membership organizations have raised more than $3,000,000 for The Cleveland Orchestra.

For further information, or to join one of these volunteer organizations, contact the Volunteer Office at Severance Hall, 216-231-7557 or email Lori Cohen at lcohen@clevelandorchestra.com.  Committees and programs are open to all who wish to further our missions in support of The Cleveland Orchestra.