Become a Dream Maker

Become a sponsor today. Your contribution can help young people follow their dreams by…

  • Providing scholarship money for students who cannot afford the GCYO tuition costs.
  • Providing private lesson scholarship money for gifted students to follow their dream of being a musician.
  • Putting young artists on a stage like the Peace Center Concert Hall or Gunter Theatre.

GCYO could not offer the range of experiences it does without the crucial assistance of our Association. You can help tremendously by becoming a GCYO sponsor!

**All contributions are tax-deductible.

Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate sponsorships are designated for businesses in our community to give back and make an impact on many young people. Levels of corporate sponsorships vary. If you’d like to donate on behalf of a business or become a corporate sponsor, please click the button below and let us know. A GCYO representative will contact you to discuss the corporate sponsorship levels and what involvement you’d like your company to have in the future of GCYO. Some examples of our our sponsorship levels:

Spring Orchestras Concert Benefactor – 10,000

This sponsorship funds the Peace Center costs for the Spring Orchestras Concert held in the spring.


Gunter Theatre Concert Title Sponsor – 3,000 – 4,000

This sponsorship funds the Peace Center costs for one of our three Gunter Theatre Concerts.


Concert Sponsor – 1,500 – 2,000

This sponsorship partially funds one of our concerts.


Sinfonia Sponsor – 4,000

This sponsorship funds 2 private lesson scholarships for students based on need and merit, additional coaching staff.


Philharmonic Sponsor – 3,000

This sponsorship funds 2 private lesson scholarships for students based on need and merit and additional coaching staff.


Young Artist Orchestras Sponsor – 2,000

This sponsorship funds 2 private lesson scholarships for students based on need and merit.


Advertise in Our Season Program Book

By advertising in our concert programs, you’re not only helping young people, but you’re marketing your business to our constituents while supporting a great cause. There are many advertising venues out here, but this is the perfect place to make the greatest impact.

  • Full page: $350.00 (6 w X 7.75 h)
  • Half page: $250.00 (6 w x 3.875 h)
  • Quarter page: $150.00 (3 w x 3.875 H)

All ads must be black and white jpg or PDF format. Email to

If your ad purchase was solicited by one of our students, please indicate the student’s name in the comment section. Thank you!


Our 2020-21 Dream Makers

Partners in Education (5,000 +)

Directors Circle (1,000.00 – 4,999.00)
Bichel Foundation
Bill Kendig
Graham and Greta Somerville
Stan and Roz Smith
Chris and Anne Stolarski

Conductors Circle (500 – 999)
Jim and Holly Caprell
Chris Cole
Scott Frierson
Pearlie Harris
Ann Hicks
Bill and Dinah Johnson
Kathy McKinney
Shane and Charity McMullin
Gary and Kathy Robinson
The Elbert W. Rogers Foundation
Larry Stofer
Susanne Wolfe

Romantic (300 – 499)
Janice Clements

Classical (150-299)
Randy and Susan Clark
James and Evelyn Hargett
Michael Freeman and Rhonda Haggerty
David Helms
Paul Noga and Ben Gill
Mary Ann Pires
Anthony and Karen Prisland
Gary and Kathleen Robinson
Joseph and Erica Rhodes
Suzanne Storch
The Woodlands at Furman

Donor ( – 149)
John and Amy Abdalla
James and Judith Caulkett
Wen and Nianyi Chen
Amy Clarke-Burns
Jennifer Clarke
Catherine Crowe
Christian and Jenna Elser
Amy Goode
Lisa Hastings
Leslie and Mark Kilstofte
Sue Priester
Karlene Runion
Margaret Schafer
Gabriel and Petra Schober
Susan Shirreffs-Askew
Thomas and Debra Strange
Ms. Olga Volkova

Our Grant Partners

The Metropolitan Arts Council
The South Carolina Arts Commission
The Graham Foundation
BMW Manufacturing

“Music gives us a language that cuts across the disciplines helps us to see connections and brings a more coherent meaning to our world.”

– Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation


Dream Maker

Making the Dreams of Young Artists a Reality