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Ticket sales cover less than half the total budget of any performing arts organization. Please consider making a charitable contribution to the Punta Gorda Symphony. Your gifts make our mainstage performances, and all our programs, possible. Thank you!

Gifts are also accepted through donor advised funds, estate plans, and corporate matching programs. For assistance in making arrangements, please contact the office at 941-205-5996 or craig@PGSymphony.org


Amazon Smile

Do you like to shop online? One easy way to give back is through Amazon Smile, where a percentage of your purchases can benefit us. Simply Log on to your Amazon account through www.smile.amazon.com, choose Punta Gorda Symphony as your designated nonprofit, and shop away!

Annual Fund

Gifts of all sizes enable us to provide quality orchestral programming to our community.

Annual Required Minimum Distribution

Consider the PGSymphony when taking the required minimum distribution from your IRA. You can have the payment directed right to us, and avoid the taxes altogether.

Legacy Society

Please think of us when making your estate plans. And if you already have us listed in your will, please notify the office so we may acknowledge you properly for this meaningful gesture!

Stock Transfer

We use StockDonator.com so it’s easy to transfer stock as a charitable contribution.

Symphony Friends

Give your time and talent! Volunteerism is so rewarding when done with your Friends! Join this active group of like-minded individuals and get involved to give back to the PGSymphony.

2020 Giving Challenge

The 2020 Giving Challenge is over, but the impact of yesterday’s giving will continue throughout the year and will ensure cultural vibrancy in our Charlotte County community.

We are proud to announce that we raised $14,220 from 147 donors. We can expect an additional $11,945 to be matched by The Patterson Foundation. Wow!

If you are one of our dedicated patrons who gave, Thank you Thank you Thank you! From our main-stage performances to our youth education programs – and everything else in between – it’s all made possible because of you!

In celebration, please enjoy principal cellist Ann Alton’s performance in front of the Garden’s signature sculpture Steel Palm by Jacob Kulin.


$100,000 Benefactor
Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation

$25,000 Leader
S. Scott Gould
Barbara L. Rees, Ph.D.
State of Florida – Division of Cultural Affairs

$10,000 Maestro’s Circle
Babcock Ranch
Charlotte Community Foundation
Susan Galvin
Jamie and Michael Landsberg
David and Delta* Orlowski
Mike Orlowski
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

$5,000 Artist’s Circle
AMBITRANS Medical Transport, Inc.
Patricia A. Condon
Marie and Richard Kemper
Anthony and Judith Licata
The Patterson Foundation
Donna and John Peterman
Judi Roth
Drs. Steven and Stephanie Shell
Wrightway Emergency Services

$2,500 Concertmaster’s Circle
Farr Law Firm
Karl Fedronas and Kathleen Kelle
Lydia Gattanell
Dr. Ramon A. Gil
Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management
Nancy and Frank Robinson
Carolyn and Tyler Swanson
US WorldMeds

$1,000 Musician’s Circle
Richard and Sandra Adomatis
Rosemarie Arnoldt
Alana Badinger
Dr. David and Lowie Bock
Bette Burruss*
Dr. Paul and Janice Chupka
Fredric Cort and Carol Ryan
Kate and Edward Curley
Robert and Carol Dewire
Annette and Guy Emerich
Gail and Earl S. Glover
Jeanne and Kevin Hogan
Joyce and Walter Kiser
Carolyn Kvam-Hansman
McCrory Law Firm
Barbara and Gene McPherson
George Miller
Nancy and David Palmer
Catherine and Robert Peterson
Joan and David M. Phillips, Sr.
Carol Robinson
Penny and Jon Shattuck
Eleanor Skinner
Stephen A. Spencer M.D.
Mark and Christine Strom
Avice Sunter

$500 Patron
David L. Alverson
JoAn and Glenn Benckendorf
Ann and Gary L. Berger, M.D.
Ron Blythe
Judi and Gregory Budinger
Joan and Raymond Byron
Christopher Constance, M.D.
Muriel and Frank DeStefano
Lorraine Fenton
Sandra Funk
Elizabeth and Frank Harter
Terry and Frank Hoffman
Liz Hutchinson and Frank Sperry
Margaret and Clyde Kang
Orpha Joann Kidd
Sandy Lorden
Era Jo Moorer
Nancy L. Nichols
Marilyn Pachota
Elaine and Dr. David Rice
Margo and Joseph Roca
Alexandra and Paul Sacilotto
Bradford W. Southworth
Roger and Linda Tetrault
Dr. Norma Villeno and Mr. Rogelio Villeno
Jacqueline and Robert Whitaker
Alice Zachos

Maestro Raffaele Ponti makes a surprise appearance in the audience prior to a performance.
Maestro Raffaele Ponti poses with donors at F.M. Don’s AfterGlow Party.
Guest Artist and Concert Pianist Jeffrey Biegel performs at a PGSymphony donor event at Babcock Ranch.
PGSymphony Donors meet with Guest Artist Jeffrey Biegel and Composer Kenneth Fuchs after performing at the CPAC.

Lists current as of February 17, 2020, and represent cumulative giving over the recent 12 months. If your name is not listed where or how you expected, please contact Executive Director Craig Badinger so we may address any errors. 941-205-5996 x4.


$250 Supporter
Christine Arnott
Ken Barber and Johnnie Holt
Carolyn’s Cachet
Ingrid and Samuel Carroll
Kay and Charles Clever
Gail Daneman
Alice and Anthony D’Anna
Judy and George Darrell
James R. Ellsworth
Deborah and Peter Fischer
Linda Greene
Elspeth Anne Gutsell
Debbie and Lindsay Harrington
Hugh A. Havlik
Cindy and Alan Klispie
Joan W. Lasley
Frank Llamas
Paula and Robert McQueen
Edith C. Nelson
Karen and Dr. Howard Noonan
Powell’s Nursery
William Pretsch
Punta Gorda Woman’s Club
Judith and Eric Prier
Linda and Thomas Rice
Steven Lazar and Susan Shaw
June B. Stark
Janet M. Thomas
Sharon and Martin Voss
Stephen and Kathleen Warwick
Lauren and Charles Wolley

Dr. James and Kimberly Amontree
L.R. Askew and Roswitha Hergenhan
Beth Atkinson
Gervais Audin
Adriana Austin, Ph.D.
Janet Baker
Sherry and Robert Bechtold
Bick and Ginny Bicknell
Stacy Bjordahl
Dean and Joann Bloemke
Jean Bookout
Ann Bransford and Lois Hall
Steve and Melissa Brown
Marilyn Burwell
Mary A. Byrski, P.A.
Jose I. Cabrera
Kenneth and Patricia Cargill
Elizabeth C. Cassidy
Gaby Childs
Ford and Magda Cooper
Gail Daneman
Thomas and Katherine Darrell
Roger and Elizabeth DeHond
Thomas and Katherine DesEnfants
Patricia and Wilfred Dommermuth
P.L. Draper Law Firm
Marvin and Joanell Dyrstad
Kenneth and Judee Fish
Elaine Fisk
Christopher and Shaune Freeland
Joe and Pam Gallant
Dr. Gregory and Amy Gebauer
Rosemary Giles
Mark Giraldi and Barbara Lechman
Eileen Glassman
David and Jan Gravelin
Bill Gray
Richard and Joyce Greenwald
Thomas Gruber
Janet Guthridge
Esther Harte
Brian and Yvonne Heer
Laura M. Heine
Ann and Frederic Horwitz, M.D.
Barbara Howe
Joanne Hyltin
Robert and Rhoda Ives
J. William Jones
A. Paul Kidd
William Klossner
Lorinda S. Ku
Steven Lazar and Susan Shaw
Theresa M. Leavy
Vivian and Rusty Lee
Nanette Leonard
Mike Martin
Barbara and Donald McCarrick
Stacey McColley
Cindy and Marc Melser, M.D.
Elwood and Margaret Miles
Andrea Millerschoen
Heleema and Moideen Moopen, M.D.
James and Evelyn Muenz
Betty Novick
Lynne Pallarino
Franzuel B. Pamittan, M.D.
Peter and Juanita Pawlisch
Julie Perez
Maureen Peters
John G. Phillips
Ronald and Mary Lou Reed
Janice Reynolds
Thomas Rice
Bruce E. Rodgers
Donald and Barbara Rubin
Joanne D. Ryder
Wallace and Phyllis Sadoff
William and Marilyn Schaff
William and Jeannie Schmidt
Alan and Barbara Schulman
Nancy Sharpless
Shirley Shore
Karen R. Siegel
Peter and Elaine Sinden
Robert and Ann Singer
Gerald and Marjorie Smith
Carol Sperry
Alice and Roger D. Spier, M.D.
Michael Stampar, D.O.
Lilian C. Stein
Robert and Teresa Steinway
Carol West Stevens
James and Marlene Stice
Robert and Kathryn Strayton
Jay C. Stuart
Julienne Szybalski
David and Jennifer Trombley
Jan and Christy Van Heek
Tomasz and Denise Wazny
Ellan and Sankey E. Webb, III
Gary and Linda Wein
Robert L. Weitz
Beverly Yankwitt

Dr. Ramon A. Gil’s 30TH work anniversary by:
Dr. and Mrs. Jose I. Cabrera, J. William Jones, Joanne D. Ryder

Richard Wilcox* by: Janet Baker, Barbara Berman, Andrea Millerschoen, Kenneth and Eva Spry
Ralph Yankwitt* by: Lydia Gattanell, Bank of America
James Zachos* by: Alice Zachos
Sharon Bledsoe* by: Maureen Peters
Gary Badinger* by: The Badinger Family, Jan Baker, Judy Kaff, Barbara and Don McCarrick, Jeri and Hermann Scholer, Janet Wilcox
Gardner Kole* by: Kathy Strayton



$100 Donation

$250 Donation – Supporter

$500 Donation – Patron

$1,000 Donation – Musician’s Circle

$2,500 Donation – Concertmaster’s Circle

$5,000 Donation – Artist’s Circle

$10,000 Donation – Maestro’s Circle