In 1965, Florida Southern College professor Dr. Ken Anderson and Lakeland businessman Jay Erwin were instrumental in forming the Lakeland Civic Symphony to provide classical music for their community. With just 30 members and an audience of family members and a few friends, the musicians played with a large glass jar marked “donations” at the front of the concert hall.

Secure the legacy for the next 50 years with your monthly gift.

Your monthly gift of $19.65 or more ensures that the Imperial Symphony Orchestra

  • provides a professional outlet for local musicians
  • offers free tickets and educational programs to students
  • supports the creativity and economic health of our community
  • and much, much more!
Giving through the Glass Jar Club is convenient for me, and I know that each of us giving a little bit each month adds up to a big impact for the ISO. I’m proud to be part of sustaining the ISO for my daughter and beyond!
Brad Lunz, board president and Glass Jar Club donor

Glass Jar Club Members

Ashley & Nolen Bailey
Sarah & Todd Baylis
Jamie & Robert Berganza
Amanda E. Britt
Joan & Bob Buccino
Nancy Cattarius
Rita Fandrich
Lu & John Fitzwater
Dr. & Mrs. Joey Torres Gluck
Dr. Lynn Grady
Amy Wiggins & Michael Guerrero
Kay & Steve Layten
Leigh Ann & Brad Lunz
Mr. & Mrs. Richard F. Mason
Maureen & Art Mosher
Trista K. Otto
Cdr. & Mrs. George Overstreet
Cory Petcoff
Polk State College
Lori & Dave Powell
Deb Silvers
Diana & Jarrett Smith
Cindy Sternlicht
Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Suetterlin
Jennifer & Brad Sundgren
Tracy & Mark Thielen
Alyssia & Scott Totten