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Concerts are free to attend,
but they are not free to put on.
Last year, expenses average over $25 for each attendee.

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The Gateway Festival Orchestra
 P.O. Box 50211
St. Louis, MO 63105

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Man playing violin to child in a wheel chair

The Gateway Festival Orchestra provides the St. Louis Community with quality symphonic and chamber music through free public concerts, including our popular symphony series held every summer in July.  The GFO inspires young musicians with opportunities to perform with professional musicians, and it instills a love of classical music in very young listeners through its outreach program. 

GFO concerts are free to attend, but they are not free to put on.  The GFO must raise the funds to pay for conductors, players, guest artists, and music venues. This year expenses averaged over $25 for each concert attendee. Please add your name to the growing list of donors (see below) who are helping us continue this work. Your gift today will help enrich St. Louis lives through music! Thank you!
The Gateway Festival Orchestra is a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3).

GFO Donors

Thank you to all our donors who make our free community concerts and community outreach events possible. Please remember the Gateway Festival Orchestra is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are deductible as allowed by law. Every effort is made to accurately reflect your donations.

This year, we are delighted to offer a special token of appreciation to donors contributing $100 or more: a 16 oz blue ceramic bistro mug featuring our new logo alongside “Celebrating Our 60th Season.”

(Donations from 6/1/2023,  last updated 6/17/2024).




PayPal Giving Fund


S. Lee McMillan Charitable Foundation of the St. Louis Community Foundation

Missouri Arts Council

Music Performance Trust Fund

Musicians Association of St. Louis, Local 2-197

Regional Arts Commission

St. Louis Community Foundation – In Memory of Phyllis Tirmenstein – Rolan Quest Memorial Fund

Deberah Haferkamp In Memory of Phyllis Tirmenstein

Mrs. Colleen McMillan

Sam Bertolet and Helen Ziercher

Cynthia Marie Eckelkamp

William Kaufman

Richard and Mary Ann Shaw In Honor of Darwin Aquino

Tracey Temanson and Jim Donnelly

Steve Wamsley

Anna Allen
Ivy Allen
Susan Allen-Warren
Pamela Baker
Jacqueline Hearst Becker In Honor of Darwin Aquino
Jacqueline Hearst Becker In Memory of Darlene Kellum
Jacqueline Hearst Becker In honor of Nina Schatzkamer Miller
Richard M. Blaha
Thomas Blanke
John R. Bradbury In Honor of Darwin Aquino
John and Susan Carnasiotis
Marco and Beth Castaneda
Allison Cimino
Daniel J. Cook and Anne Leners
Lorine Davis
Brian and Kathy Duffy
Harlie Frankel
Matthew Geary
Lester Goldman In Memory of Judy Goldman
James R. Hanlin
Edward J. Hanlon
Susan Hayman
Valerie Hickam
Dr. Paul Higdon
Diane Hirson
Gary and Laura Hoeferkamp In Memory of Rev. Donald Hoeferkamp
Cynthia Holmes
Marjorie Johnson
Jim and Judith Kemner
Douglas and Joan Kouba
Dr. and Mrs. Alan Kretchmar
John Meurer
Cynthia Mhoon-Venable In Consideration of Kelly Austermann
Elaine and Jim Miller
Nina and Steve Miller In Memory of William Schatzkamer
Nina and Steve Miller In Memory of Phyllis Tirmenstein
Jim and Sheila Musca
Ingrid and Wilhelm Neuefeind
Paul Ohlendorf
Cathy Woelbling Paul
Michael Penman
Peggy Piekarski
Bill and Jane Pohlman
David R. and Ann C. Riley
Alfred and Sheila Rosenfeld
Dr. Jo-Ellyn M. Ryall In Honor of Carol Wolowsky
Suzanne Schoomer
Drs. Michelle and Paul Schultz
Andrew and Deborah Schwartz
Mark and Jennifer Shylanski
Dale and Merle Singer
Robert Snyders
Kathleen Tehan
Thomas Timmerberg
Steven and Susan Vagnino
Darrell Wacker
Marc and Suzanne Watts
Charles and Carol Wilmes
Cynthia Zirwes
Anonymous (2)
Paul and Loretta April
Ron and Donna Asbeck
Charlotte Balettie
Dr. Peter and Anne Bukalski
Rosemary Cooper
Marie Cuccia-Brand
Lee Demertzis
Joseph and Carmen Dence
Sharon M. Dougherty
Kathleen Dunsford
Don and Mary Jane DuPerrett
Joanne and Bill Fogarty
Jack Fritz
Carol George
Eileen and Terry Graessle
Wendy and Michael Harris
Carl Hoff
Dr. Dennis Hourcade and Dr. Jacqueline Hoffman 
Yutaka and Junko Ikeda
Richard D. and Marion M. Kerckhoff, Jr.
Stan and Rosemary Lawton
Ron and Melissa Osborne
Joel and Peggy Pittenger
Lisa Ross
Richard Rubin
Dave and Mary Lee Sander
Frances M. and Ronald Schlapprizzi
John Schoenbeck
Ken and Lucy Schwartz
Francine Seslen In Memory of Jerry Seslen
Robert Settle
Doris C. Smith
Laura L. Staley and Steven Goldstein
Tony and Joan Udziela
Judy Willett
Ronald and Susan Williams
Anonymous (4)
Jo Barcelona
Gerald Baum
Pavel Burk
Robert Carter
Jane Clendenin
Nancy Collis
Nancy D’Arcy
Joseph DeLuca
Mary Dinauer
From Ukraine with Love
John H. Grizzell
Justinne Guyton
Cory Heligman
Hermann Family
Brian Michael Holliday
James and Marion Holloway
Janet Koester
Norene Lee
Anita and Siegfried Luft
Carolyn Lynch
Susan Mayer
John and Corie Merker
Geoffrey Miller
Marshall Poger MD
Rochelle Popkin
Dean Pruitt
Natalya Pruitt
Gail M. Range
Joseph A. Rezny
Haewon Shin
Lynn F. Shirley
Frederic Sills
Susan Squires
Heather Wall
Kate Wardenburg
John and Pat Wynne
Kamen Yabandzhiev

Thank You!

We want to thank all the individuals and organizations that support our goal to enrich St. Louis lives through music.