Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program

The school must raise more than $8 million each year – approximately $4,200 per student – to continue offering a comprehensive arts program. Although parents are asked to provide an annual parent funding contribution, it is completely voluntary, and OCSA is committed to admitting all youth eligible for enrollment without consideration of their family's ability to make a donation.

Approximately 10% of the school's 2,100 talented students live below the national poverty level and about 25% are in need of some financial assistance to help with the costs of their arts training. In an effort to provide financial support to qualified students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, we created the Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program (ASSP). Every dollar donated to ASSP is an investment in the future of a gifted young student with limited resources. Please consider sponsoring one, or more, of these deserving student artists with a tax-deductible donation to the Artist Scholar Sponsorship Program.

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth McKibbin, Director of Development, at elizabeth.mckibbin@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900 ext. 5531.

Hearts for the Arts

Hearts for the Arts

The Hearts for the Arts Campaign provides additional support and exciting opportunities for students in their arts conservatories, including life-changing master classes, enriched arts curriculum, meaningful performance opportunities, off-site learning excursions, participation in regional and national arts festivals, and state-of-the-art instructional materials and technology.

  • Guest Artist/Master Teachers: Students have the unique opportunity to study with nationally renowned artists.  Past guest artists include Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Deborah Voigt, Matthew Morrison, Francis Ford Coppola, Marvin Hamlisch, Bebe Neuwirth, Debbie Allen, Yo-Yo Ma, and many more.

  • Enriched Arts Curriculum: Students are offered specialized instructional experiences beyond the traditional arts curriculum, including instrumental music ensembles, dance troupes, performing groups, a cappella groups, the opportunity to create literary magazines, and more.

  • Performance Opportunities: Students participate in more than 120 performances each year, which gives them a competitive edge when auditioning for institutions of higher education or professional engagements.

  • Off-Site Learning Opportunities: Students participate in off-site field trips and tours to renowned arts venues, such as Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the Kennedy Center. These opportunities greatly enhance their overall educational experience.

  • Instructional Materials, Equipment, and Technology: Students are exposed to high-quality instructional materials and train with state-of-the-art technology.

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth McKibbin, Director of Development, at elizabeth.mckibbin@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900 ext. 5531.

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Season Sponsorship

Season Sponsorship

If you are an individual or corporation with a passion for youth development, education, and innovation, we invite you to join other prestigious sponsors in a partnership with OCSA! Your generous support of this year's performance season provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for the school's aspiring student artists and enables the Orange County community to participate in a memorable and enriching arts experience.

For additional information, please contact Cathy Michaels, Vice President of Development, at cathy.michaels@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900 ext. 5532.

Your Sponsorship

Your contribution will provide funding for more than 120 performances at a variety of venues throughout Orange County, including special events, dance and music concerts, plays, readings, fashion shows, film and playwright festivals, musicals, showcases, recitals, publications, and exhibitions.

These performances encompass all aspects of the arts and allow students the opportunity to experience the audition process, work with industry professionals, learn the various aspects of each performance, build their confidence and self-esteem, and improve their technique and stage presence.

Your sponsorship will also support OCSA’s Season Finale, a dynamic performance featuring special presentations from each of the school's arts conservatory programs. This annual culminating performance is held at one of Orange County's most esteemed performance venues, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, for nearly 3,000 patrons of the arts.

Your Recognition and Benefits

* Based upon sponsorship level.

As a Season Sponsor, you’ll gain access to OCSA’s exclusive, one-of-a-kind connections and enthusiastic supporters. You’ll receive special ad placement opportunities, prominent logo recognition online and in weekly emails, and acknowledgement from the stage, on signage, and on video screens at major events with audiences exceeding 15,000 unique members. You’ll also receive a variety of complimentary tickets to select performances and special events throughout the year, including OCSA’s Gala and Season Finale.

Your generous gift will provide unparalleled performance opportunities and make a significant impact on the lives of our bright and talented student artists.

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Parent Giving Program

Parent Giving Program

Orange County School of the Arts is a tuition free, donation dependent public charter school. No student is admitted or denied based upon financial capacity. However, each school year we must raise more than $8 million in private funds to underwrite the arts conservatory programs, and we rely on parents and the community-at-large to help us reach this goal.

The Parent Giving Program was created to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute an annual donation to their child’s arts education. All parent funding contributions are voluntary, and directly support the curriculum, classes, faculty wages, and operating costs for each arts conservatory. All cash donations to the school are tax deductible. Additional details on our Parent Giving Program are presented to parents at yearly meetings.

For additional information, please contact Becky Parsons, Family Liaison, at becky.parsons@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900, ext. 5535.

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Stock / Securities Donations

Stock / Securities Donations

Donors wishing to make a donation of stock to OCSA can transfer the stock directly via your own broker. If you don't have a broker, as in the case of some of the online trading accounts, you can look for a "stock transfer form" on your accounts website.

You will need to provide OCSA’s account and DTC number to your broker, along with an "Authorization for Transfer of Gift Securities" form to start the transfer. However, if the stock gift is in the form of a stock certificate registered in your name, an "Authorization for Transfer of Gift Securities" form must be presented along with your stock certificate.

For additional information, or assistance with your stock transfer, please contact:

Joyce Christensen
OCSA Business Office
1010 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701
joyce.christensen@ocsarts.net
Phone: 714-560-0900, ext. 6716
Fax: 714-664-0463

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Legacy Giving

Besides making a direct gift, joining a support group, or attending a special event, there are numerous ways to support the school that can provide financial benefits to you and create a deeper connection with OCSA’s talented student artists. Click "Read More" to learn about all the great ways you can make a difference!

  • Bequest/Planned Gift: Including OCSA in your estate plans can provide meaningful benefits for you and the school.
  • Endowment: Help continue OCSA’s legacy by making a general endowment gift, endowing an arts conservatory, or endowing a director.
  • Give Stock: By making a gift of stock, you can help OCSA prosper while receiving tax benefits on appreciated securities.
  • IRA Gifts: The IRA Charitable Rollover Provision allows you to make a tax-free gift to OCSA right from your IRA.

For additional information on legacy giving, please contact Cathy Michaels, Vice President of Development, at cathy.michaels@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900 ext. 5532.

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Company Gift Matching

Leverage Your Donation Through Matching Gifts.

Do you work for a company that will generously match cash gifts made by an employee to a secondary school or arts foundation? If you, or your spouse, work for or have retired from a company that supports gift matching, you may be able to double or even triple your cash gift to Orange County School of the Arts!

  1. Check to see if your employer matches gifts.
  2. Obtain a matching gift form from your company’s human resources or payroll office.
  3. Fill out your form. You may also be able to submit your request online.
  4. Write a check or provide your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover number and expiration date.
  5. Send your matching gift form along with your check or card number to:

Business Office
Orange County School of the Arts
1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For additional information, please contact Becky Parsons, Family Liaison, at becky.parsons@ocsarts.net or 714.560.0900, ext. 5535.

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