The support and generosity of our fans is instrumental to DPops’ continued success. Donations of any size are appreciated, and will contribute to our ability to create fun, challenging musical opportunities for students as wells as fresh and exciting concerts for the whole community.
Please visit this link to connect to the Yale Development Office’s giving page. To ensure that your donation is directed to the Davenport Pops Orchestra, select “Support Other Areas at Yale” from the menu, then select “Other,” and then type “Davenport Pops Orchestra” in the “Selected Designations” section.
Thank you for your interest in supporting our orchestra!
*Note: Gifts may also be made in memory of someone in the “Tribute information” section under the “Selected Designations” section.
For Alumni – Named Chairs
Many orchestras offer supporters the opportunity to endow principal chairs with their names, which then appear after the principal player’s name in all programs and the online roster. As a token of appreciation and recognition for the continued support of our wonderful alumni, we will continue our own program of endowed chairs this season. To make it more DPops, for the minimum donation of $60 for one year or $100 for two years, alumni may endow any chair with any name (the wackier the better)! Your creativity and generosity will be honored in the orchestra roster on our website, as well as in our concert programs.
Current Named Chairs
The Angel Chair
Pong Trairatvorakul for the Principal AV
The Epic Chair
Trinh Nguyen for Bass Clarinet
The Real Iron Throne (Was The Friends We Made Along The Way) Chair
Kelly Freund for the Principal Cello
The Swisher Chair
Kate Swisher for the Principal Viola
The Corgi Chair
Justin Lo and Luke Norris for Co-President
The Real MVP Chair
Charlie Sharzer for the Head Arranger
The “Not Always Right But Never In Doubt” Chair
Jeremy Schiffres for the Principal Trumpet
The Talking Eggplant Chair
Ryan Lim for Video Editor
The DPops Savior’s Chair
Ryan Lim for the Head of Visual Effects