Support OYO

Supporters are a very important part of the OYO community. Without you we would not be able to offer the high quality music education now available to over 350 student musicians in our four OYO orchestras. You may not know, but tuition fees cover only 60% of OYO operating expenses such as salaries, music purchase and rental, and concert expenses. We rely on you!

If you would like to learn more details about how OYO spends the resources that you donate, you may review our recent Cultural Data Project report.  This is a standardized reporting format for non-profit arts and cultural organizations.  We also make available our most recent tax return.   Form 990 is an annual report that federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS.

OYO is committed to data transparency and has earned the Platinum participation level through the GuideStar Exchange.

Your donations are tax deductible to the degree the law allows and directly support the OYO, its musicians, and our ongoing commitment of Educating Youth Through Music. We invite you to review the support options listed below, and pick the one that’s right for you!

Your Support Opportunities

Sponsorship Program
Click here for Sponsorship Information Please contact Executive Director, Joanne Walle at 248-709-2877.
Concert Program

Raise awareness of your business with concert-goers and the OYO community.
OYO distributes over 3,000 professionally produced glossy programs during its concert season. Concert-goers pay attention to the program!
Click here to purchase advertising space in the program

Wish student musicians well by placing a congratulatory message in the program book. This a perfect way for relatives and friends to support students and OYO. Click here to add your personal message to the program

Circle Donation Program
Select a donation level to receive benefits such as concert tickets, concert recordings, recognition in the program, and more. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.Click here to make a Circle Donation
Legacy Fund
Preserve the legacy of Oakland Youth Orchestras for students long into the future! Your entire tax-deductible donation will become part of the Legacy Fund. We invite supporters past and present: music-lovers, educators, friends, current and past students, and families to donate to this fund. (Click here for form )
Click here to make your tax-deductible donation today