Oakland Spirit Orchestra performs in the lobby on Fundraising Night in February 2014. (photo by Son Lu)
The Oakland Spirit Orchestra performing in the Paramount Theatre lobby on a Concert Night. (photo by Son Lu)

The awe on a young person’s face when they see a violin up close for the first time.

The feeling that floods over an audience member at the climax of a stunning performance.

The pride in the heart of a student cellist receiving a standing ovation.

Our donors create these life-changing moments all year long. Thank you for considering a gift to Oakland East Bay Symphony in support of music in your community. If you’re ready to give, you can make your gift online right now. If you would like to learn more, read on.

Annual Fund
Symphony supporters receive exclusive opportunities, including meet-and-greets with our guest artists, special discounts at local restaurants, and more. Find out how you can enhance your Symphony experience by becoming a donor.

Legacy Giving
By remembering Oakland Symphony in your estate plans, you will become a member of the Calvin Simmons Legacy Society and receive special thanks and opportunities to get more involved.

Endowment Fund
Making a gift to the Endowment Fund helps provide for the future of Oakland Symphony by creating a stable base of funding on which the Symphony can rely. This special type of funding allows us to plan for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Other Ways to Give
Donate Your Car
Avoid the hassle of selling your old car by donating it and park your car with the Symphony! Simply fill out our form and submit online and schedule a pick up with our partners, Volunteers of America, who will call you within 24 hours!

Amazon Smile
Shop on Amazon just like you would normally while supporting the Symphony. By signing up and selecting Oakland East Bay Symphony as your designated organization, you’ll be making a difference with the things you buy every day.

In-Kind Gifts
By donating goods and services that the Symphony would already have to pay for, you can help make sure more of every donation can go directly to our programs. From wine and cookies to consulting services, the Symphony has a wide variety of need to keep us going. Please contact the Symphony office at (510) 444-0801 if you would like to help in this way!

Corporate Matching
Many businesses will match or increase an employee’s gift to the Symphony. Ask your employer about matching gift programs.