support oyc

Bring Harmony to our Communities: Support OYC today!

Ways To Give

From individual donations, gifts of stock, becoming an ad sponsor, to assisting with our programs or providing in-kind services, there are many ways to support the Oakland Youth Chorus!

Annual Appeal and Monthly Giving Circle

Individual gifts of any amount are appreciated and make it possible for our singers to continue the OYC legacy as Musical Youth Ambassadors throughout the East Bay and beyond.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match employee gifts to charitable organizations, meaning your support for OYC is doubled. Ask your employer if they have a matching gifts program or contact Keri at for assistance in securing these matching funds.

In-Kind Goods and Services

Your donation of photo and video services, printing costs, graphic design, musical instruments and equipment, office supplies, children’s snacks and more helps OYC stretch our dollars further.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of stock or mutual funds are another way to give to OYC. You receive an income tax deduction for the full fair market value of securities you have owned more than one year—subject to the usual limitations—and capital gains taxes will be completely avoided on these assets.  Your contribution ensures continued success of our music education and choral performance programs – contact the office at 510-287-9700.

Legacy Giving

Remembering OYC in your will or estate provides for the long-term stability of the chorus and ensures future generations will know the love, friendship, and harmony our singers find through the Chorus. Contact your financial advisor on how to arrange a planned gift to the Chorus.

Shop via our Affinity Partners.

Donate to OYC by just buying groceries or doing online shopping! Registering with the following programs means that a portion of money you spend on groceries, gifts and everyday purchases goes to support OYC programs. Contact Keri Butkevich at for more details.

⦁ EScrip  ⦁
⦁ GoodSearch ⦁ and GoodShop ⦁
⦁ Call the OYC office and we’ll send you a  Lucky’s S.H.A.R.E.S. Card
⦁ Amazon Smile

Volunteer with OYC!

OYC always needs a little extra help with projects, events, and other tasks. We need people who can:

⦁ Usher or sell tickets at concerts and rehearsals
⦁ Assist in assembling mailings
⦁ Make calls for programs ads, sponsorships, and our annual auction
⦁ Support our joint rehearsals and community events (chaperone, checking in students, snacks)
⦁ Promote upcoming events with their networks
⦁ Assist in office projects
⦁ Provide translation support
⦁ Take photos and videos of classes for marketing and grant applications

To volunteer for OYC, simply fill out THIS FORM. Or for more information, contact