Cynthia Lawrence, Ashland, Oregon, born in New York, lived much of her adult life in Florida. Cynthia is married to Norman Lawrence and has four sons. Cynthia served on the Board of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and participated in selecting all the National Scholars in the performing arts. Cynthia was a member of the Board of the Concert Association of Greater Miami and supported many other cultural organizations in South Florida and in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she lived before coming to Ashland. Cynthia attended the patron tour to Brooklyn Academy of Music for the production of Throne of Blood in 2010. She is a volunteer at OSF, enthusiastic and dedicated to all the arts as well as a strong supporter of the Festival.