Youngstown Symphony Society Annual Appeal

On September 19, 2021, our Youngstown Symphony Orchestra returned to the stage to launch the 2021 – 2022 season and we are thrilled with the response from our community. Despite the challenges of the past nearly two years, we are on the path to a bright future rooted in history and supported by new-found partnerships. 

Last December, the Youngstown Symphony Society and the Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium Association entered into a management and operations agreement. The goal of the agreement is to share services, reduce costs and to generate additional revenue through maximized usage of both facilities. This partnership provides opportunities to better preserve the history of these two organizations as well as to increase resources to support the missions of both organizations and plan for the future. 

The support of our donors has been more important than ever during the challenges presented by the pandemic. Because ticket revenue covers only a small portion of the programming and operating costs, the Youngstown Symphony Society relies on philanthropic support to help to provide Symphony concerts as well as community outreach and educational activities. The Youngstown Symphony Society is committed to providing the highest quality musical experience at a reasonable rate and to make our programming accessible to all. With the continued support of our donors and our community, we will do so for generations to come. 

Please consider a gift to our annual appeal and help to support the Youngstown Symphony Society. Although a donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated, gifts of $100 or more will be included in the Youngstown Symphony Annual Giving Society. Simply complete the enclosed gift form and return it in the envelope provided. All members of the Giving Society will receive benefits including: 

  • Special listing on the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra website and in event program booklets 
  • Advance notice of upcoming events and early access to tickets
  • Early VIP entrance for select events
  • Invitation to all Youngstown Symphony signature events
  • Invitation to an exclusive Youngstown Symphony Society donor recognition celebration

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact JoAnn Stock, Chief Development Officer, at or by calling 330-747-5175. 

Your support will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank You!

With gratitude, the Youngstown Symphony Society gratefully acknowledges the support of these individuals, institutions and corporations whose annual gifts help to make possible the Society’s programming and educational and outreach activities*.

$10,000 and above
Pollock Personal Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999
Jane Holly Love Fund (in memory of Catherine Wood Powers, Emily Park Powers and John Weed Powers)
The Youngstown Foundation

$2,500 – $4,999
Karr Foundation

$1,000 – $2,4999
Mr. Gregory George
Fibus/Hendricks Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell
Frances Schermer Charitable Trust
Bernard and Elaine Soss Family Charitable Trust
Mr. Bruce Zoldan (in honor of Patricia Syak)

$500 – $999
Mr. John Callery
Mr. Jim Dascenzo
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Havalo
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Satre
Ms. Dorothy Palguta Tesner

$250 – $499
Mr. Willard Boyd
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Downie
Mr. Paul Grapperhaus (in memory of Emily Powers)
Mr. Paul Homick
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Logan (in memory of Randall Craig Fleischer)
Ms. Judy K. Powers (in memory of Emily Powers)
Mr. Alan Stiver

$100 – $249
Mr. Stephen Carattini
Atty. Diane L. Chermely
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Johnson (in memory of Emily Powers)
Ms. Margaret Klein
Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Legow
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller
Ms. Natalie Paull (in memory of Norma Jean Gavini Paull Powers)
Morris and Esther Simon Philanthropic Fund
Ms. Gloria Slocum


*The above lists names of donors who have made unrestricted gifts, pledges and in-kind donations of $100 or more since January 1, 2021.