The Board of Directors consists of up to 20 persons who are charged with the responsibility to uphold and carry out the mission of the Association according to its charter and within its by-laws. The board consists of five committees with subcommittees, each responsible for certain aspects of the business and musical life of the orchestras.
The purpose of the Women's Board is to provide financial and organizational support for the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra Association and to work with the KVSO in offering cultural and educational activities to the community.
The KVSO Women's Board began as a "guild" in 1967 and evolved into our current KVSOWB in 1984. The 2006-2007 season brought the KVSOWB the Illinois Council of Orchestra's "Guild of the Year" award. The Women's Board consists of 30 seats. The board members are proposed and chosen for their expressed interest in and willingness to work diligently to further the purposes of the organization. A representative of the Women's Board attends the monthly meeting of the KVSO as an active voting member.
The Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to young musicians in the 7th grade through high school and their musical training. Our Board of Directors works diligently to bring the best educators from the area to work with our students at Olivet Nazarene University. Conducted by Katrina Cessna.
Ticket sales, individual/corporate donations, and grants from various sources comprise the funds utilized by the symphony to present each season of wonderful concerts. The KVSO Foundation was created as a separate endowment fund to ensure that the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra be supported beyond its annual operating budget and fundraising efforts.
Its purpose is to build a base fund by encouraging and managing endowment funds and gifts. From the earnings of this fund, contributions are made annually to the KVSO Association to assist in keeping our civic treasure alive and flourishing.
Gifts of all sizes may take various forms, but are not limited to: