Symphony of the Americas Society


Founded in 2003, the Symphony of the Americas Society supports the Symphony of the Americas through special fund-raising events to ensure that world-class music continues to thrive in South Florida and enrich the lives of our community through the wonderful power of music.

The Society has established itself as a force majeure in our community. Its purpose is to encourage and promote the growth of cultural interests and educational activities in the fine arts, according to the guidelines of the Symphony of the Americas, for which it is the support arm.

Guided by a Board of Broward County's most respected arts supporters, the Society continues the prestigious fund-raising social events that have been a tradition in South Florida and develops new and exciting activities looking toward continuing success. The Society also helps provide the volunteer personnel to assist in the plans, projects, and policies of the Symphony of the Americas.

The Society welcomes lovers of the arts, reaching out with friendly arms to its members – whether they are long term residents or newcomers to our community. The organization is perpetuated by the strength of its leadership and its members, who have made a remarkable difference in the Society's work.

The mission of the Society is to build an organization of women and men to support the mission and goals of the Symphony of the Americas, building broad-based public awareness, fundraising and building and sustaining membership in the Society.

Be A Part Of It!
To join please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put Society in the subject line or call the office at 954-335-7002 Download Membership Application

Symphony of the Americas Society Installation Luncheon Pic 2016



Chairman of the Board
Nancy Voneida

Bonnie Mason & Pam Masters

VP Ways & Means
Elena Hershey

Recording Secretary
Bettina Merkel

Renee LaBonte

Corresponding Secretaries
Gisela Gutmann & Lee Washington

Development Committee
Anna Tranakas, Chair
Deborah Kerr
Karla Nelson-Thatcher

Stand Rules Committee
Sandra Leister, Chair
Renee LaBonte
Nancy Voneida
Lee Washington

Membership Co-Chairs
Eileen Aboulafia
Veronika Thorne
Lee Washington


Public Relations Co-Chairs 
Faye Budlong
Bill Bradley

Program Co-Chairs
Sandra Leister
Cathy Rollins

Event Hostess Co-Chairs
Bonnie Mason
Bettina Merkel

Liaison from SOTA
Sherrill Capi

Official Ambassador/Spokesperson
KayeLynne Northcutt

Rochelle Koenig

Newsletter & Photographer
Faye Budlong

Go Fund Me
Marin Kaufmann

Tea at the Riverside
Marion Kaufmann

Roaring 20’s Event
Giulana Hirshson
Gloria Jacaruso

Holland America Luncheon
Elaine Bachenheimer

Annual Derby Party
Merry Hanson

Society Mini-Auctions Chair
Lee Washington

Gala Event Honoring Maestro
April 18, 2020

David & Nancy Voneida, Chairmen

Traditionally the Society meets the third Thursday of each month from September through May Coral Ridge Yacht Club.
Meeting and Lunch at 11:30 am



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Symphony Of The Americas

Location 2300 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Studio # 306
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33306
Email Us E-Mail: info@sota.org
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Main Office: 954-335-7002

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Major Sponsors

Browrd Cultural Division

Wells Fargo Bank

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