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For the CCO to keep ticket prices affordable, we rely on the sponsorship of many local businesses, organizations, and individuals who help to underwrite our performances.  Revenue from ticket sales, on average, covers less than 25% of the total cost for each concert.   If you are interested in supporting our mission to remain a valued source for live classical music in Ithaca and Tompkins County, please consider making a donation today.

There are many levels of sponsorship opportunities available, including underwriting an Orchestral or Chamber Music series performance, sponsoring a named musician chair, funding a donor event or supporting our educational programs.  If you would like to make a secure online donation, please visit the donation page.


Red Chair Sponsor – Endowing a Named Chair

The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra is fortunate to have such talented musicians in our ensemble. If you would like to support a musician’s position in the Orchestra, endowing a chair is a rewarding way to develop a closer relationship with the musicians and the Orchestra as a whole. The 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 (such as a section string player) so that your named endowment would be connected to that individual.

Named Chair Donors receive:

  • Acknowledgement in all Cayuga Chamber Orchestra program books as part of the orchestra roster
  • Acknowledgement on the CCO website
  • An opportunity to establish a direct relationship with the musician who occupies your chair
  • Plus, new donors in this program will receive a special thank you gift!

Please contact our office to learn more about this unique sponsorship option.

The CCO gratefully acknowledges our Red Chair sponsors:

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 & Emily Butler)
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


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