Old Town School Staff & Faculty Assistance Program

As our world continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic we have made the difficult decision to suspend our programming. While our community continues to navigate these unprecedented times, we share in love and concern for all the amazing people that make up the staff, faculty and administration of Old Town School.

Please consider a donation of whatever you can afford. Help us continue to care, as best we can, for our people and unite our folks during this difficult time. 100% of these proceeds will create a staff and faculty assistance program to provide critical benefits and financial support for those within our employee community in this time of need.

When you visit the Old Town School for a class, concert, event or to browse the Music Store, it isn't always apparent that it takes hundreds of people to keep our programs and facilities running. Be it teaching faculty, or front desk staff assisting hundreds of students daily. From our cleaning staff and operations team keeping the building clean to our IT folks working to forge a new path ahead for us in the near future. We must work to build a financial bridge that will help, as much as possible, all employed members of our community have a safety net in these times of uncertainty.

We know you're receiving a lot of communication from organizations trying to find a way through this uncertain time, please consider assisting with financial support for folks who create the programming and teach the classes.

It's strange not being able to share our art and gather together... to make music and dance when the world so clearly needs it. With your assistance, our doors can re-open and our staff and faculty can return safe, strong, and supported.


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  • joe michelotti 
    • $20 
    • 4 d
  • Lee Pennington 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Ana Garcia Doyle 
    • $150 
    • 4 d
  • Karen Karcher 
    • $20 
    • 4 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 4 d
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Jim Newcomb 
Chicago, IL
Old Town School of Folk Music 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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