To make accessible for free the joy and understanding of classical music to the widest possible audience through public television and the world’s largest educational website, the Khan Academy.

All activities of the All-Star Orchestra are funded solely by charitable contributions from individuals and foundations. Deepest appreciation is extended to the following benefactors:

Founders ($100,000+)

  • Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences
  • The M.J. Murdock Trust
  • David Gannett
  • Agnes Gund
  • The Hearst Foundations
  • The Park Foundation
  • The Gladys Rubinstein Trust
  • Alan Benaroya
  • Betty Lou Treiger
  • Bruce and Jeanne McNae
  • Van Ness Feldman LLP
  • The Garrigan Lyman Group

Patrons ($25,000–$99,999)

  • Jerome L. Greene Foundation
  • Rebecca Benaroya
  • Bonnie McElveen-Hunter
  • Gideon and Sarah Gartner
  • Dr. Kennan Hollingsworth
  • The Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation
  • Joan S. Watjen
  • Ralph and Marlys Palumbo
  • Sally Gerber Phinny
  • Judi Sorensen-Flom
  • Hinako Hovhaness
  • Michele and Giuseppe Torroni
  • Jerry Farley
  • Bernice and Sanford Grossman

Sponsors ($1,000–$24,999)

  • Michele Kang
  • Peter Gottsegen
  • Microsoft
  • The Sorel Foundation
  • Benita and Charles Staadecker
  • Marcela Kahn
  • U.S. Dept. of Education
  • Nicolas and Jeanne Rohatyn
  • Susan Hutchison
  • David and Amy Fulton Foundation
  • Robert and Clodagh Ash
  • David and Jane Davis
  • Annaliese Soros
  • Robert Wallace
  • The Reed Foundation
  • Judith and Robert Rubin
  • Bernard Osher
  • Jody Schwarz
  • Vivian Serota
  • Tom Firman
  • Karen Brenner
  • Curtis Wong
  • Wise Family Charitable Foundation
  • The Seattle Foundation
  • Nadine Asin
  • The Lapkin Foundation
  • David and Nancy Rossmiller
  • Jan and Ronnie Greenberg
  • Robert Ted Parker
  • Fred Miller and Sharon Mosse
  • Michele Gerber Klein
  • Rear Admiral Herbert Bridge and Edie Hilliard
  • John and Bobbe Bridge
  • Yoshi and Naomi Minegishi
  • Gabriella Schwarz
To support the All-Star Orchestra, checks may be sent to:

All-Star Orchestra
27 Edgewood Avenue
Larchmont, NY 10538

For more information on how your contribution helps the All-Star Orchestra to bring music education to millions of students through public television and the Khan Academy, please contact Paul Schwendener at

The All-Star Orchestra is a registered tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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