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 downloadable gift form below and mail to DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 West Federal Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. 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 Trust (in memory of Catherine Wood Powers, Emily Park Powers and John Weed Powers)

The Schwebel Family Foundation

The Williamson Fund of The Youngstown Foundation

The Youngstown Foundation


$2,500 – $4,999

Dr. Chester and Mrs. Mara  Amedia**

Dr. and Mrs. Gregory George

Karr Charitable Foundation


$1,000 – $2,4999

An Anonymous Donor

The Cafaro Foundation

DeSalvo Construction Company, Inc.

Jennifer Lloyd and John Dunne

Fibus/Hendricks Family Foundation

Carl G. James

Roger and Gloria Jones Family Charitable Fund

George and Carolynn Mitchell

Frances Schermer Charitable Trust

Mrs. Clarence R. Smith, Jr. 

Bernard and Elaine Soss Family Charitable Trust

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor

Mary Place Thomas

Mr. Bruce Zoldan (in honor of Patricia Syak)


$500 – $999

Adam Bondor, P.E.**

Mr. John Callery

Mr. James Dascenzo**

Dr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Gould

Thomas Grahek

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Havalo

Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Michael and Loraine Mangine

Andy & Barbie Marakas

Sam D. and Terry  Roth

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Satre

Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Siffrin

Alan and Linda Stiver

Ms. Dorothy Palguta Tesner**


$250 – $499

Randy and Beth Alexoff

Dr. and Mrs. J. James Anderson

Mr. Willard Boyd

Mrs. Mary Chuirazzi and Dr. Christopher Chuirazzi

Elizabeth M. Crowll

E.T. Deiderick

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Downie

FirstEnergy Foundation

Mr. Paul Grapperhaus (in memory of Emily Powers)

Mr. Paul Homick**

Ann Beck Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Logan (in memory of Randall Craig Fleischer)

Ms. Judy K. Powers (in memory of Emily Powers)

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Singler

Margaret P. Travers (in memory of Emily Morgan Powers)

Atty. William and Carole Weimer


$100 – $249

Georgia Barkett

William and Nancy Beadle

William & Myra Benedikt

Mr. Don Booth

Rev. Richard A. Brobst

Barbara Brothers

Martha L. Bushey

Carol Fire-Caban

Canteen Service

Mr. Stephen Carattini

Patricia Cernica

Atty. Diane L. Chermely

Dolores Ann Despetorich

Tom & Martha Dickinson

Virginia L. Dineen

Dr. and Mrs. Ray Duffet

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Dray

Martha Ann Eicher

Atty. Bruce and Suzyn Schwebel Epstein

John and Judy Fleming

Maryellen Fleming

Charlotte Bahr Floyd

David G. Frank

Dale & Lisa Fronk

Janet Hazlette

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Johnson (in memory of Emily Powers)

Margaret Klein

Fred & Eva Maria Koknat

Mercy and Robert Komar

Elliot & Christine Legow

Dorothea M. Lipp

Frances Lynn-Into

Edward & Cinthia Madej

Michael & Loraine Mangine

Rev. Thomas McCarthy

In Memory of Becky J. Meredith

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Miller

Paul and Cathy Milligan

Mrs. Joan S. Motheral

Ms. Natalie Paull (in memory of Norma Jean Gavini Paull Powers)

Michael E. Resek

Nick and Diane Rosian

Florine Fish Rusnak

David and Madelon M. Sabine Family Fund

Frank and Judy Sees

Janis K. Seidler

August and Maria Selak

Carol and Bruce Sherman

Tom and Katie Shipka

Dr. Kishmu J. Shipmon

Morris and Esther Simon Philanthropic Fund of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

Ms. Gloria Slocum

Marilyn and Stephen Sniderman

Dr. and Mrs. Walter Spikell

JoAnn and Martin Stock

Jorine E. Stone

Bill Wade

*The above lists names of donors who have made unrestricted gifts, pledges and in-kind donations of $100 or more since July 1, 2021 thru February 28, 2022.
** Member of the Youngstown Symphony Society Board of Directors.