Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Pops Orchestra has presented more than 200 live virtual performances, employing hundreds of artists and technical staff at pre-COVID pay.

With your help, we can continue to create countless meaningful and artistically fulfilling jobs. In addition to keeping our talented musicians employed, your support helps us continue to perform for thousands of people across the country.

We appreciate your support – thank you for being part of our APO Family!

Our Impact

From inspiring young artists from diverse backgrounds through our outreach programs to partnering with nonprofit organizations across the country, we are proud to build our APO family.

Join the Family

Every dollar counts, would you chip in and support APO? Gifts of all sizes (even just $5) allow us to continue paying every single artist and musician – including throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Generous Donors

We are so grateful for the help of everyone in our APO Family! Meet a few of the people who are helping make it possible for The American Pops Orchestra to pay our artists and musicians, ignite the spark of music in children, perform for audiences across the country, and give back to LGBTQ+ and performing arts nonprofits all over the U.S.

Season Sponsor

Adrienne Arsht

Chip Hand Prize for Vocal Excellence

Ambassador Lloyd &
Ann Hand

Concertmaster Chair

The Craig and Barbara Barrett Foundation

The Principal Trombone Chair

Chrys Lemon

The Principal Clarinet Chair

Duane Chilton

The Principal Trumpet Chair

Tim and Anita McBride

The Principal Second Violin Chair

Heather and Jim Hook

The Principal Guitar Chair

Susan Hand

The Principal Harp Chair

Jeffrey S. Falk & Coy A. Stout II

The Principal Cello Chair

Carol Melton and Joe Hassett

TV Producers Circle

The Dwight D.
Opperman Foundation

Christine Schwarzman

The Principal Flute Chair

Jamie French

Official Broadcast Sponsor


Barbara B. Allbritton
Mari Carmen Aponte
Melissa & Nik Apostolides
Judith Barnett
Rita Braver & Robert Barnett
The Craig and Barbara Barrett Foundation
Diane Baker and Francis Collins
Barbara Bear
David Beck
Ruth Borovicka
Kathleen Buhle
Danielle & Ian Brasure
Brandon Brown
Louis Cardenas
Gary & Rita Carleton
Deidre Casey
Duane Chilton
Bill Conway and Ida Pearle
Barbara Cook
Hannah Cook
Kevin Cooper & Neal Carpenter
Michael & Robin Crocker
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Ardelle Donohue
Laurie Duncan
Alex Ebsary
Paige & Bain Ennis
Tordis Fahringer
Myrna Fawcett
Jim Feldman & Natalie Wexler
Jeffrey Finn

Ben Finzel & Mark Pimble
Mark Fowler
Debra Frazier
Jamie French
Jim & Kathy French
Virginia Friend
Diane Giaquinta
Kathleen Gohn
Jennifer Griffin
Melissa Hammond
Susan Hand
Renee Harbers & Chris Liddell
Dana Hearn & Kevin McCloskey
Chad Henson
Brian Hill
James & Heather Hook
Joseph Ireland & Richard Jordan
Peter Jarjisian & Judy Piercy
Jack Jetmund & Vince Keilman
Richard & Maria Karp
Jim Kelly
Chrys Lemon
Laura Liswood
Amit & Miriam Magdieli
HP & Kristin Mannion
Capricia & Rob Marshall
Chad & Raymond Martins
Geoffrey Masukawa
Gerardo Mato
Susan McFarlin
Carol Melton & Joe Hassett

Dottie Mergner
Hilary Morrow
Thomas & Debra Mossburg
Virginia Mulberger
Tom & Amy Nice
Gregory Panico
Erin and Scott Parsons
Ben Pattison
Linda Pepe
Phil & Jania Peter
Annette Polan
Robert Pullen & Luke Frazier
Justin Raber
Erik & Lori Rasmussen
MaryJo & Matt Robinson
Philip Rucker
Dick & Pamela Sauber
Tahany Semeda
Deanne & Robert Seward
Sarah Shangraw
Adam Shapiro
William Plante & Robin Smith
Coy Stout & Jeff Falk
Eugene Stetson
Lila & Brendan Sullivan
Nancy Tartt
Jonathan Thomas
Karen Thomas
Lily Valle
Alexandra Villard de Borchgrave
Scott Widmeyer
Christopher Wolf & Jim Beller