Board of Associates

Who:                           Community members who are enthusiastic about the Symphony.

What:                          Contribute energy, time, creativity, talent and patronage to the advancement of the Symphony.

Why:                           Augment and multiply the reach and effectiveness of the Symphony.

Interested?  Here is what we ask of our Board of Associates:  energy, time, creativity, talent, patronage

Current Board of Associates:

Al Abbot
Sue Barrett
Sara Bowe
Pam Boyles
Eileen D’Elia
Karen Haas
Mary Hammond
Elizabeth Jachim
Cathy Johnson
Diane Kraus
Todd LePique
Verity Lewis
Alexis Macdonald
Maggie McGuire
Carol Reber-Zukowski
Michael Sandner
Rosie Townsend
Shirley Wilkinson
Patty Wyckoff
Michelle Yeh
Greg Youtz



  • Become a patron of the Symphony, e.g. via subscription, gift, individual ticket purchase
  • Assist with Symphony special events, e.g. annual gala fundraiser, auction item procurement
  • Volunteer at season concerts, in youth outreach concerts, and in the Symphony office
  • Assist with education and outreach programs
  • Serve as “ex officio” members of the standing committees and task forces of the Board of Directors, e.g. audience development and engagement, fund development, financial oversight, education and outreach


Meet Maggie McGuire

How long have you been on the Board of Associates?
Since its inception.  I also served on the Symphony Tacoma Board 2011-2016.
What is your primary focus for the board? 
I helped write the charter for the Associates Board and like to develop strategy and objectives.  I also like preparing tasty treats for the orchestra at their rehearsals.
What else do you enjoy doing in the community?
I serve as Board President of the Orchestral Recital Series of Tacoma, a program that allows student musicians to play with full/chamber orchestras.  I am also a hospice volunteer, supporting patients and playing piano weekly at Hospice House in Tacoma.
Tell us more about you!
I love to read, garden, travel, play the piano, cycle (to Yellowstone this summer!), and enjoy the company of good friends.  I have a wonderful husband, three children, four grandchildren and a very spoiled cat and Cocker spaniel.