Support The Philly POPS

The musicians and staff of the Philly POPS appreciate the support that we’ve received. We ask that you consider a special donation as part of the Philly POPS efforts to celebrate it’s music, musicians, and legacy! Ticket sales cover only a portion of the costs associated with POPS’ performances and beloved community initiatives like the Salute Series and POPS in Schools. We rely on your support as we begin this season of celebration. Please consider a gift to our Annual Fund.

Annual Fund

Becoming a Friend of The Philly POPS is a meaningful way to share your love and passion for American popular music and the POPS performances designed to celebrate our rich heritage of song.

Your tax-deductible gift helps support amazing musicians, enabling us to present incredible guest artists — many of them straight from Broadway triumphs. Ticket sales cover only a portion of the costs associated with producing each season of memorable music. Your support at any level is vital and makes a difference. Please review the many benefit levels available to you.

Learn More about our Annual Fund and Giving Levels Here!
Learn More about our Annual Fund and Giving Levels Here!

Salute Series

The Philly POPS Salute Series encourages recognition of service and commitment through an expanding set of events and activities—each transformative moments of celebration for our community. Salute performances recognize the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition.

Signature events include large-scale, free and low-cost performances on Memorial Day, July 3 on Independence Mall, and opening night of the POPS Christmas concert series in December.

The Salute Series engages with a series of partners ranging from the USO and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments to regional Veterans organizations, community centers and schools.

POPS in Schools

POPS in Schools is a nine-year-old supplemental music education program serving twelve School District of Philadelphia schools and 3,000 students.  The POPS provides bilingual music education materials and teaching artists to schools and after-school programs with a significant percentage of Spanish heritage students.  All City Jazz is the high school program for ten School District of Philadelphia schools which culminates in the All City Jazz Festival, a full day of performance and educational activities in celebration of Jazz History Month. The POPS presented a Jazz Orchestra summer camp program for the first time in 2022 for students of the PSD at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.

During the interruption in 2020, the POPS created POPS in Schools@HOME, quickly meeting the demand for at-home study materials and inspirational videos for students during the crisis.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia

Supporting The Philly POPS Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia and its founding director Terell Stafford helps to preserve, represent and continue Philadelphia’s unique, rich jazz sound and tradition.

In addition to embodying Philadelphia’s vital jazz legacy with energetic jazz performances, both locally and outside of its home city, the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia provides an essential educational component as part of its mission. All-City Jazz is a supplemental jazz program for ten participating high schools in the School District of Philadelphia. The educational component is vital to the development of student musicians and guarantees a flourishing future for jazz in Philadelphia.


Corporate Giving Opportunities

No matter your business, by aligning your brand with The Philly POPS you receive the unique ability to connect with an audience that matches your current and prospective customers. We encourage companies to learn more about the POPS’ many artistic, educational, community engagement, and special event programs to personalize your relationship with us.


On December 2, 2022, in an exclusive concert experience at Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Cultural Campus, The Comcast NBCUniversal Ninth Annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas — A Salute to the Military and First Responders ushered in the holiday season for members of the service community with a night of magical music and generosity of spirit. This very special event also marked the culmination of the Philly POPS 2022 Salute Series. The Philly POPS Salute Series recognizes the service and sacrifice of those dedicated to a collective identity of American values and tradition.


The Ninth Annual POPS Ball Old Hollywood: A Night on the Red Carpet

The Ninth Annual POPS Ball was a stunning event led by Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell with special guest West End sensation Scarlett Strallen. Friends of the POPS enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing to the lush scores from their favorite classic films. It was an unforgettable evening of glitz and glamour, calling back to the magnificent cinematic era.

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Under ordinary circumstances, ticket sales do not support the full expense of our orchestra, our programs, and the extraordinary artists that we bring to each POPS concert.  Programs like POPS In Schools are completely supported by donations.  The Salute Series, celebrations of civic traditions free to the public, is also exclusively supported by fundraising. 

There is a new normal for a POPS event.  Always, our main concern is the health and safety of our patrons, our musicians, and our staff.  While carefully outlined measures for safety are in development for any upcoming event, there will be those patrons who are more comfortable not attending.  If you find yourself wondering, please consider a donation of your ticket to the POPS Support Fund.  The donation itself is tax deductible.

The Philly POPS Concert Program Book — A Great Place to Conduct Business! 


The Philly POPS reaches an audience of almost 100,000 people throughout the season, and that audience is growing rapidly. Our program book is unlike those of most other arts organizations; with its sleek magazine-like feel, it’s actually fun to read. People with discretionary budgets read these programs, take them home, and save them. With this in mind, we hope you’ll consider placing an advertisement in our digital program book entitled ENCORE! It’s a great place to conduct business. 

For more information about any of our giving options, as well as a memorial or planned gift, please contact our Development Team at 215-546-3234 or