Our Generous Donors

Thank you to those who made gifts to the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Your contributions helped sustain a quality musical experience for all young musicians in Tampa Bay.

2023-2024 Season Donors

Conductor’s Circle ($10,000+)

The George C. Forsythe Family Foundation

Golden Baton ($1,000+)

For Killian Caintic from Vincent Caintic & Fei Lin
Derrick Thomas in honor of Jessica Calandra

Friends ($100-$199)

David & Lori Kingma in honor of John Sweeny



Christian Abreu

2022-23 Season Donors

Conductor’s Circle ($10,000+)

The George C. Forsythe Family Foundation

Golden Baton ($1,000+)

Isaac & Olivia Ruiz-Carus
McNichols Company
Michelle & Steven McNichols
Haein Kang
Violin Shop Tampa

Encore Circle ($500-$999)

Barber Family (TMYO Alumni)
Parents of Angela Chen
The Flores-Tsai Family
Samantha Iglesias & Family
Betsy & E. Michael Isaak
Nancy & Tim Lorenzen
David & Sondra Shields In Gratitude For Lauren, Kristen & Meagan; In Memory Of Ruba & Retta.
John Sweeny

Chamber Circle ($200-$499)

Dana & Eric Gruman In Honor Of Jessica Calandra
Rod Nader In Honor Of Lucy Mena Lara

J.A. & Jane Savage In Honor Of Our Granddaughter Ella Marchetti
Yiru Shen & Simon Shi
Joshua Kim Family

Friends ($100-$199)

Zeke & Cecilia de la Garza
Susan Deng
Jorge Figueroa
The Geiger Family
Jeffrey Huang & Francis Wu
Susanne & Jack Hebert
The Heine Family
Hintz Academy of Music
Grandparents of Anna Lucas
Militello Family
Daniel Park Family
In Honor of Dr. John & Barbara Sinnott
The Tapie Family

Contributors (Up to $99)

Dong Family
Yumi Heverly
Aly McLaughlin
Ming-Hung Teng
Monica & Phillip Weatherford


Michelle Kim-Painter
Beth Waligorski

Comments from donors:

“TMYO was there for our family in a tough time. My daughter was able to participate while I was unemployed thanks to the scholarship program. This was such a gift, and it keeps on giving now that she is playing in orchestras at the college level. Thanks to everyone for all you do to help instill a love of good music in our children.”

“TMYO has been a wonderful music enrichment experience for my daughter. Thank you very much!”

Past Season Donors

Your Donation Matters

Gifts to the Tampa Metropolitan Youth Orchestra support our primary mission of providing superior music training, while guiding students toward a lifelong appreciation of classical music.

Every gift – large or small – is important to us and will be acknowledged in our concert programs. THANK YOU!