Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic

20/20 Vision Campaign - Friends Bar Challenge

The Friends recently committed to raising funds to acquire the naming rights of the Plaza Live lobby bar. We would like to call it “The Friends Bar.” The price tag for this privilege is $100,000, with proceeds going to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in support of the Plaza Live renovations. We hope you will join in by designating a charitable donation for this effort.

All donations whether $5, $500 or $5,000 will be deeply appreciated and recognized, and each time you visit Plaza Live, you will know that a little piece of it is yours to keep and enjoy. Donations may be made via an extended payment plan through June 30, 2017. Legacy gifts earmarked for this effort are also acceptable. Ron and Carrie Patterson have given a lead gift of $4,500 for which we are most grateful. Let’s see what the Friends can do. And by the way, you don’t have to be a member of the Friends to help with this exciting opportunity.

How to Participate

Please fill out the Pledge Card that can be accessed by clicking on this link. You can fill it out on-line and then print it before signing and mailing it (with check if appropriate) to the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at the address printed on the form.

If you have any questions please call Ashley Hickman at (407) 896-6700 x 225 or send her an email at

Donors to Date (04/22/17)


Vince and Ruth Anne Arch

Mari Banks

John & Lee Benz

Diane and Frank Bonheim

Elizabeth Conklin

Joyce Edmondson

Michael Elsberry and Sally Blackmun

Harriet Feeman

Friends of the Orlando Philhamonic Orchestra

Mary Anne Fryer

Pamela and Lloyd Gillet

Elinor Greenway

Donna Gropper

Janice Granier Gruber

Jack & Shirley Guignard

Larry and Debbie Halye

Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Heller

Pat Higginbotham

Bill and Donna Hoffman

Paul and Carol Huber

Hugh and Caroline James

Betty Jore

John Klumph

Pat and Audrey Knipe

Joe Kolezynski

Hope Kouri and Steven Barnick

Mary Laurie Lane

Chuck & Cathy Lewis

Nancy Lewis

Ada Jo Miller

Geoffrey and Mari K Moehl

Henreich and Roswitha Moers

Sharon J. Molthen

Ann Hicks Murrah (with thanks always to Ashley, Kelsey and Carolyn)

Dr. Mary Palmer

Ron and Carrie Patterson

Nancy Phipps

Christopher and Carole R. Rank

Julia and Tony Rudez

Jim and Joy Shelton

Diane and Robert Smedley

David Schillhammer and John Starks

Scott & Elaine Taylor

Judith Thompson

John Townsend

Anthea Turner

Massimo & Louise Villinger

Kathleen White & Kent Weisner

Gayle Wirtz

Gifts In Honor Of:

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Links to Related Web Sites

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Link to Orlando Philharmonic


Friends Facebook page

Link to the Friends Facebook page


Plaza Live!

Link to Plaza Live

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