Patron Sustaining Circle

As we move into our 76th season we need your help to keep the music flowing …

Make an annual or monthly contribution. It’s easy to help sustain the orchestral arts.

We greatly appreciate your patronage in the past and look forward to your continuing support to assure our musical future. We are excited to again offer four performances for the symphony orchestra and will be adding some new twists to the Chamber Series. We continue to partner with the La Grande School District to bring Fiddle Club in an after-school program to over 60 students each term. Plus, the Grande Ronde Junior Symphony has been ‘re-imagined’ in a before-school format in 2023-2024.

As a patron, your contribution will go into our general operating fund to help with all of these programs. As always, our goal is to foster joy in the making, hearing, and sharing of music. Please help us keep the music flowing with your contribution today!

Become a Patron of the Grande Ronde Symphony with a one-time donation or become a member of the Sustaining Circle with recurring donations.

Ways to Contribute…

With a bill pay service

(Withdrawn from your Bank Account and arranged by you):

  • Request a one-time or monthly donation to be sent to GRSA

Click the donate button

  • To make a one-time, monthly, or yearly donation using your credit card

At a concert

  • You can easily support the Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra by making a one-time donation using cash, check, or credit card.

Mail in your one-time or monthly donation

  • Make checks payable to:
    Grande Ronde Symphony Association
    P.O. Box 824
    La Grande, OR 97850

Level of Patron

Donation Amount

2023-2024 Patron Contribution

Platinum – Adopt a Concert



Gold Baton



Silver Baton



Bronze Baton






All levels of contributions above will be recognized on the GRS website and considered ‘Patrons’ of the Grande Ronde Symphony Association. You will receive printed one annual mailing in July or August. In addition, postcards will be mailed to you just prior to a symphony concert, in order to keep you up on GRS activities and programs. Finally, if you share your email address with us, we will happily send our monthly newsletter.

Note: Neither email nor addresses are shared with any other entity.

Our Generous Patrons

As the association continues its mission, we wish to honor not only the current patrons, but also those who previously gave support by talents and monetary assistance. Those include: Florence Lynch Miller, Robert Groth, Joanne Strickler, Don Paul, Marshall Boker, Bryce Young, Lynn and Lila Bishop, Lorna Spain, Laura Mahrt and Steve Tanner.

Thank you!

The Grande Ronde Symphony Association gratefully acknowledges and thanks all who have contributed during the past and current season. The list below reflects gifts received by between July 2023 and October 2023.

If your name has been excluded or listed incorrectly,

Our List of Contributors:

Adopt A Concert ($1500 or more)

Lisa & Earl Davis
Marcia Tanner (in memory of Bruce Tanner)
Robert Delve (in memory of Carole Halvorson)

Gold Baton ($1000 - $1400)

Carol Campbell
Ginny & Dale Mammen
Lia Spiegel & Dave Felley
(in memory of June P. Felley)
Pam & Fred Moore

Corporate Sponsor (Silver $1,000)

Accelerated Construction, LLC
Audiology & Hearing Aid Associates
Grande Ronde Hospital & Clinics
Koza Family Dental Care

Silver Baton ($500 - $999)

Anonymous (in honor of Aldiva Loennig)
Eric Brown
Koza Family Dental Care
Laura Mahrt & Stephen B. Tanner

Bronze Baton ($250 – $499)

Alice Trindle & Susan Triplett (in memory of Bill & Dottie Trindle)
Carol & Richard Haddock (in memory of
Carlos & Wilma Easley)
Karen & Larry Campbell (in honor of Charlene Wilson)
Linda & Tim Gleeson
Louise Squire (in memory of Doug Squire)
Lynn Duncan & Gary Pierson
Priscilla & Kent Coe
Robin Ostermann (in honor of Lanetta Paul & Mary Helen Garoutte)
Sally Wiens
Sharon Porter & Matt Cooper (in memory of Eric Cooper)
Susan Hinzpeter
Oregon Trail Electric Co-Op

Sustaining Circle

Carol Campbell
Lia Spiegel & Dave Felley
Pam & Fred Moore
Robert Delve
Teresa Smith-Dixon

Friend ($50 -$249)

Ann & Tim Brown
Arthur Wohllenben
Barbara Malone
Barbara Minge
Bethany and Nate Lowe
Carol Summers (in memory of Mildred Van Blockland)
Carolyn Kulog (in memory of Bill & Betty Kuhl)
Cassie Hibbert
Cathy & Joe Petrusek
Cheryl Patton
Connie & Doyle Slater
David Dean (in memory of Mary Lou Dean)
Dixie & Ed Lund (in memory of Mary Koza)
Donna & Donald Sands
Eastern Oregon Title Company
Ellen & Dale Campbell
Elizabeth Cooper (in memory of Elburn Cooper)
Elizabeth Insko (in memory of Lee Insko)
Gracie & Paul King
Jan & Tim Kerns (in memory of Anita Pipes)
Janet Cremin & John Thurber (in memory of Lorna Spain)
Janice Cowan
Jennifer & Wes Williams
Jerilyn Carter
Joan Smith
Joy Cleaver
Joyce Winn
Judy Rygg
Julie & Jon Hickerson
Kathy & Terry Thimmes
Kay Firor
Lanetta Paul
Leslie & Joel Hasse
Margaret & Tony Corig
Marjie & David Pidcock
Mary Aiwohi & David Waln
Mary Rowland & Bruce Johnson
Natalie & Chuck Gambill
Ruthi Davenport
Najaria & Warren Esty
Pam & Fred Moore
Sharon & Dick Hohstadt
Shirley Simmons
Susan & Robert Coulter (Red Cross Drug)
Susan G. Snow (in memory of Jeanne Strickler)
Susanna Ogston
Terri & Dennis Axness
Teresa Smith-Dixon
Viet Block & Zach Banks

For the past 76 years northeastern Oregon has benefited from artistic performances and educational enrichment provided by the
Grande Ronde Symphony Association. The orchestra began at Eastern Oregon College in 1946. In 2015, the GRSA separated from
Eastern Oregon University and took on responsibilities that included fully funding the music director and various other programs.