Opera Affiliates

Opera Affiliates has served as the social and fundraising arm of Opera Grand Rapids for 22 years. OA’s fun events have raised more than $200,000 to support Opera Grand Rapids.

To join Opera Affiliates, contact Joe Kozakiewicz at 616.638.1938 or kozakiewiczj@yahoo.com.


Pre-Opera Dinners

Opera Affiliates makes it easy to enjoy dinner and the opera. Mix and mingle with other opera fans while enjoying a delicious dinner. Proceeds of each dinner benefit Opera Grand Rapids.

May 12, 2017  |  5:30 PM               The Barber of Seville
University Club

To register, buy tickets online or download the Pre-Opera Dinner Registration Form.


Gazelle Girl Volunteer Station

Opera Affiliates will host an aid table at the 2017 Gazelle Girl 5k/10k/Half Marathon

April 23, 2017
Downtown Grand Rapids
6:30 am – 12 pm

Join our enthusiastic group to support thousands of women as they participate in one of the largest women’s only events in Michigan.


OA Members

Anne Berquist
Susan Bowers
Cathy Brady*
Jessica Coe*
Nichole Derks*
Lisa DeFerrari and Dan DeWitt
Jon and Mary Ann DeWitt*
Bill and Anita Eerdmans*
Paul and Bridget Farr*
Bill and Cecile Fehsenfeld*
Kate Folkert
Amy Freeburg*
Angela Freier
Fran and Joe Hall*
June Hall
Cassandra Hayes*
Donna Hecker*
Janet Heindrichs
James Helm
Nathan Hickman*
Michelle Hoexum*
Jerene Hofman-Bodkins
John Hunting*
Win and Kyle Irwin*
Hon. Donald and Shaula Johnston*
Juliana Kartsimas
Bill and Nella Kennedy*
Joe Kozakiewicz and Jennell Challa*
Mary Kroon*
Michael Loughman
Arend and Nancy Lubbers*
Kenneth Matheson
Phil Mitchell*
Judy Oberholtzer
Thomas and Jean Stein Pascoe*
Alice Porter-Landis*
Jennifer Potter
Roland Prevost
Madelyn Reges*
Patricia and Peter Renucci*
Suzanne Richards
Ashley Roberts
Milt and Barbara Rohwer*
Abraham and Anne Rossi*
Alwyn and Chris Rougier-Chapman*
Susan K. Schalon*
Amanda Sherlip*
Diane St. Claire and Tom Northway*
Carl Strodtman*
John and Cheryl Tully*
Guenter Tusch
George and Dorothy VandeWoude*
Pat Waring*
Arlene Warners
Sarah Watson

*Sustaining or family membership