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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 jennifer@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.

Donate Stock To Punta Gorda Symphony

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 ended in April, 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 Peace River 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.

$10,000 Maestro’s Circle
Susan Galvin
Karl Fedronas and Kathleen Kelle
David* and Delta* Orlowski
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

$5,000 Artist’s Circle
Ron and Cindy Blythe
Patricia A. Condon
Dr. and Mrs. Ramon A. Gil
Jamie and Michael Landsberg
Anthony and Judith Licata
The Patterson Foundation
Donna and John Peterman
Carol Robinson
Drs. Steven and Stephanie Shell
Carolyn and Tyler Swanson
The Tetrault Family Foundation

$2,500 Concertmaster’s Circle
Community Foundation of Sarasota County – Dallas and Elizabeth Dort Charitable Fund
Fredric Cort and Carol Ryan
Robert and Carol Dewire
Farr Law Firm
Jeanne and Kevin Hogan
Carolyn Kvam-Hansman
Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management
McCrory Law Firm
Lee McGraw and Van Lupo
Barbara and Gene McPherson
Medical Pavilion Walk-In Clinic
Judi Roth
Penny and Jon Shattuck

$1,000 Musician’s Circle
Sandra Adomatis
Rosemarie Arnoldt
Alana Badinger
Dr. Gary and Ann Berger
Dr. David and Lowie Bock
Sushila Cherian in memory of Dr. J.V. Cherian
Dr. Paul and Janice Chupka
Kate and Edward Curley
Joe and Pam Gallant
Lydia Gattanell
Elspeth Anne Gutsell
Robert and Rhoda* Ives
Orpha Joann Kidd
Beatrice McCarthy
Gary and Vicki Mize
Era Jo Moorer
Robert and Barbara Neitzke
Nancy L. Nichols
Nancy and David Palmer
Catherine and Robert Peterson
Joan and David M. Phillips, Sr.
Maureen Rand
John and Catherine Reiche
Dr. and Mrs. David Rice
Nancy and Frank Robinson
Hermann and Jeri Schaller
Jim and Holly Scherzi
Capt. Dennis Slaughter UAL (Ret)
Mark and Christine Strom
Roger and Dr. Norma Villeno
Alice Zachos

$500 Patron
David L. Alverson
JoAn and Glenn Benckendorf
Barbara Berman
Bick and Ginny Bicknell
Joan and Raymond Byron
Christopher Constance, M.D.
Judy and George Darrell
Muriel and Frank DeStefano
Kim Devine
Annette and Guy Emerich
Lorraine Fenton
Four Points by Sheraton
Sandy Funk
Linda Greene – Cruise Planners
Diane and Erik Hoffer
Madeleine Ibberson
Margaret and Clyde Kang
Ken and Nancy Klaren
Samuel Kniffen
Diana and Joseph Lehr
Scott and Colleen Lowry
Frank Llamas and Maura McMahon
Marilyn Piechota
William Pretsch
Robert Richardson
Joanne D. Ryder and J. William Jones
Alexandra and Paul Sacilotto
William and Jeannie Schmidt
Paul and Lesley Seldenright
Robert and Teresa Steinway
Kathy and Robert Strayton
Avice Sunter
Jan and Christy Van Heek
Stephen and Kathleen Warwick
Jacqueline and Robert Whitaker

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.
Maestro Raffaele Ponti greets PGSymphony patrons prior to the 2019 Holiday Pops performance.
Guest Artist and Violinist David Kim, accompanied by Isabelle Aubin, entertains guests during a private salon concert in January 2020.

$250 Supporter
Christine Arnott
James R. Ellsworth
Carolyn and Thomas Freeland
Debbie and Lindsay Harrington
Elizabeth and Frank Harter
Hugh A. Havlik
Joanne Hyltin
Joan W. Lasley
Dolores Lazarus
Andrea Millerschoen
Lynne Pallarino
Maureen Peters
Judith and Eric Prier
Thomas and Linda Rice
Wallace and Phyllis Sadoff
Robert Schumann
Natalie Skrzyniarz
Peter and Lynn Smith
Arthur and Julie Sporny
June B. Stark
Janet M. Thomas
Sharon and Marty Voss
Robert L. Weitz
Carl Wolaver and Nancy Lambert

$100 Donation
Kay Ackerson
Drew Alloway
Kim Amontree
Marvin and Mona Aronow
William and Beth Atkinson
Adriana Austin, Ph.D.
Janet Baker
Ken Barber and Johnnie Holt
Sherry Bechtold
Jim and Charlene Bernard
Stacy Bjordahl
Ann Bransford and Lois Hall
Melissa Brown
Judi and Gregory Budinger
Marilyn Burwell
Jose I. Cabrera
Kenneth and Patricia Cargill
Patricia Chiarello
Gaby Childs
Ford and Magda Cooper
Kathleen Cusimano
Gail Daneman
Anthony and Alice D’Anna
Thomas Darrell
Roger and Elizabeth DeHond
Tom and Kathy DesEnfants
Patricia and Wilfred Dommermuth
Joanell and Marvin Dyrstad
Darrell Ebert
Allan Edkins
Bonnie S. Elliot
Deborah and Peter Fischer
Arline Fitzmaurice
Maureen Fitzpatrick
Michele Fleischacker
Dr. and Mrs. James Forensky
Martha A. Fyfe
Rosemary Giles
Lisa and Dan Gillen
Mark Giraldi and Barbara Lechman
Eileen Glassman
Bill Gray
Joyce and Richard Greenwald
Dr. Thomas Gruber
Fabiana Guazzelli
Janet Guthridge
Esther Harte
Brian and Yvonne Heer
Laura M. Heine
Ronald and Julia Heise
Alpha Huddleston
J. William Jones
Michael Juergensen
Lorinda S. Ku
Steven Lazar and Susan Shaw
Nanette Leonard
Marion S. Lewis
Mario J. Lopez M.D.
John and Sandy Lorden
Scott and Colleen Lowry
Charles and Elaine Marlowe
Charles and Jerry Marsee
Maura Matzko
Donald and Barbara McCarrick
Stacey McColley
Maura McMahon
Barbara McNamara
Cindy and Marc Melser, M.D.
Elwood and Margaret Miles
Dalette V. Miller
George Douglas Miller
Brooke Minnich and Pete Parsil
Joan Beverly Moeller
Jay Montero – Radiology Regional
Mike and Sherrie Moody
Angela Navarro
Howard and Karen Noonan
Betty Novick
Judith Oswald
James and Darlene Parish
Diane B. Peterson
Jay Poindexter
Ronald and Mary Lou Reed
Cara and Timothy Reynolds
Janice Reynolds
Rich Risse
Margo and Joseph Roca
Bruce E. Rodgers
Helen Rygmyr
William and Marilyn Schaff
Carl and Marcia Schneider
Barbara Schulman
Dr. Patricia A. Scott, DDS
Brenton and Diane Sedgwick
Nancy Sharpless
Diana Simms
Anne B. Simpson
Peter and Elaine Sinden
Roger and Carol Sperry
Dr. Roger, Alice, and Sarah Spier
Carol West Stevens
James and Marlene Stice
Doris Strieter
Jane Sturges
Julienne Szybalski
Ralph and Cheryl Temple
Theisen Family Trust
Richard Tolson
Linda Walder
Kathleen Warwick
Rosalyn Warren
Denise and Dr. Thomas Wazny
Terri and Richard Whitacre
John Williams
Janet Wilcox
William and Beverlee Winslow
Jacqueline Witt
Terrance and Chrisanna Wright
Beverly Yankwitt
Heberto Yordan, Jr.

Bob Ives
By: Maureen Peters

Richard Adomatis*
By:         Sandra Adomatis

Gary Badinger*
By:          the Badinger Family

Rhoda Ives*
Janet Baker
Bob Ives
Maureen Peters

Gardner Kole*
By:          Kathy and Robert Strayton

Sharon MacLaren*
Janet Baker
Barbara Berman
Roger and Elizabeth DeHond
Arline Fitzmaurice
Robert and Rhoda* Ives
Jamie and Michael Landsberg
Lee McGraw and Van Lupo
Andrea Millerschoen
Maureen Peters
Joyce Punt
Donna Sheely
Richard Tolson
Janet Wilcox

Eleanor Skinner*
By:          Scott Bolch and Carl Delacey

Roger Tetrault*
By:          the Tetrault family

James Zachos*
By:          Alice Zachos

Lists are current as of April 11, 2021, and represent annual giving over the recent 12 months. If your name is not listed where or how you expected it, please contact the office so we may address any errors. Email info@PGSymphony.org or call 941-205-5996.




$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


Punta Gorda Symphony is proud to have been part of The Patterson Foundation’s Advancing Mission Thrivability initiative.

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