2012 Gold Book Award of Excellence Winners

Cavalli Rocks!
Volunteer Organization: Dallas Symphony Orchestra League
Orchestra: Dallas Symphony Orchestra

A fundraiser/friendraiser project for the savvy 40-and-under crowd, complete with fashion designer Roberto Cavalli and the orchestra’s Young Strings performance with a rock band.

COPW Instrument Drive for YOLA
Volunteer Organization: Committee of Professional Women
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic

This education project assisted young people in Los Angeles with acquiring much needed musical instruments and earned the affection of these budding young musicians.

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Volunteer Organization: Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild
Orchestra: Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

This community engagement project linked the commission of a new orchestral work by an American female composer, a 50th anniversary luncheon and a gala premiere of the commissioned symphonic work.

The Guild Retreat: Meet the Challenges and Chart the Future
Volunteer Organization: Symphony Guild of Charlotte, Inc.
Orchestra: Charlotte Symphony

The project restructured staff retreats with a renewed emphasis on strategy included crafting a more global presentation of the challenges ahead, creating an inclusive, problem-solving environment, and presenting a more professional demeanor for the organization.

Musical Petting Zoo Job Descriptions
Volunteer Organization: Symphony Guild of Charlotte, Inc.
Orchestra: Charlotte Symphony

Symphony Guild of Charlotte, Inc. created detailed job descriptions for its Musical Petting Zoo for each category which served as guidelines for the present and future committee members of the team. 

Playing Card Fundraiser
Volunteer Organization: Gulf Coast Symphony Guild
Orchestra: Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra

This unique fundraiser parlayed a simple deck of cards into a winning hand for their orchestra.

Pleasure of Your Company
Volunteer Organization: New West Symphony League
Orchestra: New West Symphony Orchestra

This fundraiser took the always popular party format and kicked it up a notch or two with West Coast flair - plus everything was donated!

Sanctuaries in the Sky
Volunteer Organization: Southwest Florida Symphony Society
Orchestra: Southwest Florida Symphony

Not your typical designer house by any means, and this group “dreamt big” to present the ultimate guest experience.

10K Run for Music (10K Race and 1 Mile Walk)
Volunteer Organization: Naples Philharmonic League
Orchestra: Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Inc.

A collaboration with the Naples running community brought Philharmonic musicians and the public together in a winning combination.

Yacht Hop
Volunteer Organization: Southwest Florida Symphony Society
Orchestra: Southwest Florida Symphony

A progressive party in the sun and ambience of Cape Harbour raised beaucoup dollars (and friends) for their symphony.