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 2019-20 Dream Makers
Partners in Education (5,000 +)

Stan and Roz Smith:  Web-site redesign!

Directors Circle (1,000.00 – 4,999.00)

Bernhardt House of Violins
Bichel Foundation
Bill Kendig
CresCom Bank
The Graham Foundation: Covid Relief
Greta and Graham Somerville
The Metropolita Arts Council: Covid Relief
Stan and Roz Smith: Scholarships
The South Carolina Arts Commission: Covid Relief
Chris and Anne Stolarski

Conductors Circle (500 – 999)

Jim and Holly Caprell
Chris Cole
Jesus Concepcion
Scott Frierson
Pearlie Harris
Bill and Dinah Johnson
Kathy McKinney
Shane and Charity McMullin
Gary and Kathy Robinson
The Elbert W. Rogers Foundation
Susie White
Susanne Wolfe

Romantic (300 – 499)

Brian McMorrow

Classical (150-299)

Jeremy and Haley Byrd: Scholarship
Wen and Nianyi Chen: Scholarship
Mike Freeman and Rhonda Haggerty: Endowment
Michelle and Bradley Hager
James and Evelyn Hargett
Tom and Charlotte Kowalski
Piano Central
Erica and Joseph Rhodes
Jessica Sharp

Baroque (50 – 149)

Chelsea Abdalla: Scholarship
John and Amy Abdalla: Scholarship
Maureen Abdalla: Scholarship
Randy and Susan Clark: Scholarship
Christian and Jenna Elser: Scholarship
Drayton Gaillard: Scholarship
Amy Goode: Scholarship
Margie Howard: Scholarship
Tonia Hubbard: Scholarship
Mary Lee Taylor Kinosian: Scholarship
Dennis and Elizabeth Miller: Scholarship
Joanna Mulfinger: Scholarship
Fabio and Sherry Parrini: Scholarship
David and Kathryn Rhyne: Scholarship
Margaret Schafer: Scholarship
Lynn Simpson
Alex Spainhour: Scholarship
Thomas and Debra Strange: Scholarship
Mary and Elton Todd
Sergey Tolchinsky

Our Business Sponsors

In-kind ($500 – 599)
Chick-fil-a Cherrydale

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