The purpose of this organization shall be to raise a portion of the financial support for The Florida Orchestra, to stimulate interest in it’s concerts, and to encourage growth through volunteer services and fundraising events.
Organized in 1963, The Florida Orchestra Guild of St. Petersburg, Inc. was originally The St. Petersburg Symphony Guild, an auxiliary of the St. Petersburg Symphony Society. Its mission was and is to raise financial support for the Orchestra, stimulate interest in concerts and encourage growth through volunteer services and fundraising.
In 1968, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra merged with The Tampa Philharmonic Orchestra to form the Florida Gulf Coast Symphony. The St. Petersburg Guild continued its financial support of this new and larger group.
The North Suncoast Associates was formed in 1975, joining the St. Petersburg and Tampa Guilds in supporting The Florida Gulf Coast Symphony. “Hands Across the Bay” luncheons were opportunities for members of the three Guilds to exchange ideas and promote a spirit of cooperation.
2022-2023 EXECUTIVE TEAM
President Sara Galiger
President Elect Bette Dolinsky
1st Vice President Nanette Grasso
2nd Vice President Lois Ancona
3rd Vice President Melissa Sparks
Recording Secretary Kristi Kaye
Corresponding Secretary Susan Sullivan
Treasurer Rosemary O’Connor
Assistant Treasurer Eileen Kollar
Immediate Past President