Help Keep the Pops Playing Music

Becoming a donor is an important step in helping the California Pops Orchestra continue to delight you, your friends and others in the Bay Area who share your obvious good taste in music entertainment!

In all seriousness, we can’t do this without you — either as an audience member or as a financial supporter of the Pops. Every donation, large and small is critical to getting shows on stage, preserving this wonderful music, and finding new music we know you’ll enjoy.

For 28 years the California Pops Orchestra has done the near impossible — delivering fun, affordable, family-friendly performances year after year. This is remarkable, but as your Pops Orchestra grows, tax-deductible donor gifts become increasingly important.

However you choose to support the California Pops Orchestra, know that everyone — from Kim and Alicia to all the musicians and volunteers — thanks you for sharing our dream and helping make this one-of-a-kind orchestra possible.

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Ways To Make a Gift


Our secure method for online donations is temporarily unavailable. Please check back with us later or make your donation by Phone or Mail.

By Phone

Call the Pops’ office at 650.856.8432

By Mail

Make your check payable to “California Pops Orchestra” and mail it to:

California Pops Orchestra
3790 El Camino Real, Mailstop 341
Palo Alto, CA 94306

(Note: The California Pops Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) non-profit California corporation. Our Federal Tax ID is 74-3223842. We accept personal checks, as well as Mastercard or Visa.)

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Planned Giving

Planned gifts are a major strategic support that enables the California Pops to make long term plans and grow with confidence in the future. Some supporters have chosen to include the Pops in their family’s foundation. Others prefer to support the Pops long-term through their estates or gifts of real estate. Call Alicia Wilmunder, Pops’ Executive Director, at 650.856.8432 to discuss how a planned gift may serve your long term goals.

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Corporate Sponsorship

Sponsoring the California Pops Orchestra is an innovative way to demonstrate your company’s support for our community and the performing arts and also get your employees out to have some fun! At the $10,000+ sponsorship level, participating companies receive a variety of benefits to show our appreciation for your support, including:

  • Donor recognition in the program, posters and advertising
  • VIP priority for all season tickets and single tickets
  • Discounted tickets for your employees plus a great way to entertain clients at the Pops
  • VIP dinners hosted by Pops’ Board members
  • VIP Invitations to the shows
  • Group seating at the shows

For more information about various forms of giving including Corporate Sponsorship, please call Alicia Wilmunder, Pops’ Executive Director, at 650.856.8432.

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Donor Levels

  • $10,000+ Founding Members Club
  • $5,000 Conductor’s Club
  • $2,500 Broadway Circle
  • $1,000 Hollywood Stars
  • $500 Gershwin Circle
  • $250 Club Jazz
  • To $100 Light Classics Circle