Make a Donation

The CCO is grateful for every person and organization that has contributed to our organization.  With every concert, we continually strive to bring unique and compelling performances to the stage.  Your generosity helps make that possible.

We invite you to donate securely online by clicking the button below. 


For donations by check, please mail your contribution to:

Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
110 North Tioga Street, Suite 302
Ithaca, NY 14850

All donations will be gratefully acknowledged in the following season’s program book.  You can also choose to make a donation in someone’s honor.  For more information about which level of giving would be comfortable for you, please call the CCO office or send an email.

Your generosity helped sustain us through one of the most challenging seasons last year.  We’re grateful we’ve been able to continue sharing concerts – livestreamed, video, and LIVE! – all made possible by your contributions.

Looking for a creative way to contribute?

Here are a few of the most commonly needed areas.

We need sponsors for:

  • Orchestral Concerts
  • Chamber Music Concerts
  • Red Chair Sponsorships (Named Musician Chairs) Details below.
  • Soloist Sponsors
  • Concerts at the Public Library
  • General year-round operating support
  • Family Concerts
  • Fundraising Events

The CCO is a not-for-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status.
All donations to the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra are tax-deductible.

Why are some chairs RED?

The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is fortunate to have such talented musicians in our ensemble. If you’re interested in a unique way to support the Orchestra, endowing an individual musician chair is a rewarding way to develop a closer relationship with the musicians and the Orchestra as a whole.  Our named chair program allows you to support an instrument that has personal significance to you.  You could also choose to sponsor a specific musician’s chair so that your named endowment would be connected to that individual.  Each time a generous patron commits to a 3-year sponsorship, we turn the chair red in their honor.  We are deeply appreciative of the individuals and businesses who participate in this special giving program:

Daryl J. Bem
Percy Browning
Keith & Martha Bryant
Jim Grochocinski & Emily Butler
Jim & Betta Hedlund
Hess Legacy Fund of the Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund (David Kraskow & Liz Hess)
Jean Jagendorf
James & Dianne Orcutt
Friends of Sheila Ossit (open fund to all, in honor of Sheila Ossit)
Jean & Betty Rowley
David & Lesli Sagan
Karen Sass
Fred & Margot Schoeps
John & Carol Vineyard
John Wolff

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of becoming a RED CHAIR sponsor or co-sponsor, please contact our Executive Director at or 607.273.8981.


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