How can I donate?

Donating is easy, please choose any of the following methods:

  1. Click the “Donate today!” button on the right side of this page to pay by credit card.
  2. If you prefer to call, we are happy to process credit card orders: 216-905-9348
  3. Mail a check along with a filled out PDF donation form to the address below:
    Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
    PO Box 19162
    Cleveland, OH 44119

How will my donation be used?

Your donation brings great music to our community through our concert series and our education program. Thanks to our supporters our concert season grows in quality and prestige with each year and our education program is reaching more inner-city kids than ever with ever greater depth of learning! You can simply donate and we’ll use your donation where it is needed most, or you can specify for your donation to be used for a specific purpose, such as:

Classes, Instruments, and Private Lessons

  • A semester of learning: $100 sponsors a student in one of our classes for a full semester.
  • A lifetime of enjoyment: $200 puts a guitar in the schools and in the hands of a child.
  • New! Sponsor a child in private lessons for a year for $1500. Lessons for a dedicated student unlocks accelerated learning and a wealth of opportunities beyond what classroom instruction can provide, offering the opportunity for them to compete for opportunities such as the Youth Guitar Orchestra (new in fall 2017), the Cleveland School of Arts guitar program (new in fall 2017), Cleveland Institute of Music’s new Minority Fellowship Program (Fall 2017), and more!
  • Sponsor a school – $6000 sponsors an entire partner school for a year.


  • $500 sponsors a master class by one of the greatest guitarists in the world, which anyone can observe and learn from for free- and provides full scholarships for all of the participants. Change a student’s world view!
  • Ask us about sponsoring a concert by one of the world’s greatest artists while keeping ticket prices affordable. You can impact hundreds of people!

Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes! The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your contribution is fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

How can I send my donation?

You can send your donation by mailing a check, online with your credit card, or by phone with your credit card at 216-905-9348. Press the “donate now” image to get started with your secure online donation. If you are mailing your donation, print out the donor form linked on the right and mail it along with your check. If you are mailing your donation, please mail to:

Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
PO Box 19162
Cleveland OH 44119

What are the donation levels?

With your donation, you name can appear in our programs under the following donation levels. If you wish to remain anonymous, please let us know.

  • Fan: $100-$249
  • Friend: $250-$499
  • Supporter: $500-$999
  • Patron: $1,000-$2,499
  • Sponsor: $2,500-$4,999
  • Benefactor: $5,000-$9,999
  • Virtuoso: $10,000-$19,999
  • Maestro: $20,000 or higher

How can I increase the impact of my donation?

Many employers have matching programs for charitable donations made by their employees. You can ask your employer if they participate in such a program.

Do you accept stock?

Yes, please contact us (contact information is below) if you would like to donate stock.

Questions about donating? Let’s talk.

Contact the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society’s Executive Director Erik Mann at erik[at]cleguitar[dot]org or 216-905-9348.


Thank you for your support!