Heritage Society

The Cleveland Orchestra's Heritage Society recognizes the generosity of over 450 individuals who are committed to ensuring the Orchestra's future and have remembered the Orchestra in their estate plans.


The lotus blossom, said to be Elisabeth Severance's favorite flower, is the symbol of the Heritage Society. The lotus motif is found in nearly every public area of Severance Hall. Representing eternal life, a sterling silver lotus pin is presented to every Heritage Society member to recognize the lasting legacy they are creating for generations to come. We are pleased to recognize Heritage Society members each year in our Spotlight Magazine.


Benefits of Heritage Society membership include:

  • Listing on the Heritage Society roster in The Cleveland Orchestra’s program books and Spotlight Magazine.
  • Invitation to exclusive events, including the annual Heritage Society Chamber Performance and Brunch
  • A sterling silver lapel pin featuring the Heritage Society lotus blossom symbol

Become a Legacy Donor

For more information about becoming a Legacy donor and joining the Heritage Society, please contact Katie Shames at kshames@clevelandorchestra.com or 216-231-8006.

All inquiries are confidential.