Volunteering

The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful to the volunteer committees who generously lend their support every year. Members of these committees are invited to special, behind-the-scenes events throughout the year. Learn more below or visit our Special Events page for information on specific volunteer appreciation events.

Volunteer Committees

Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

Founded as the Women’s Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1921, Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra today welcomes all music lovers to support the Orchestra through engaging fundraising events, volunteer services, and music education activities. Please direct membership inquiries to Barbara Wolfort.

Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Leadership:
  • Patricia Smith, President
  • Leslie Lahr, President-Elect
  • Jean Sarlson, First Vice President
  • Laurel Kest, Second Vice President
  • Cheryl Keys, Recording Secretary
  • Joel Kay, Corresponding Secretary
  • Vicki Resnick, Treasurer

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra

Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra, established in 1968, is dedicated to promoting and sustaining The Cleveland Orchestra at its summer home, Blossom Music Center. Members plan fundraising events in Summit County, offer volunteer services at Blossom, and much more. Please direct membership inquiries to Connie Van Gilder.

Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra Leadership:
  • Sue Kenney, Co-President
  • Peggy Krinsky, Co-President
  • Kaye Lowe, Co-President
  • Mary Walker Sprunt, Recording Secretary
  • Lorry Szabo, Corresponding Secretary

Other Opportunities

In addition to the groups mentioned on above, trustees and other community members support the Orchestra as Fundraising Volunteers for annual operating and endowment gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations.