“It was just as I expected; no money, only a gold watch. I now have five watches, and am seriously thinking of having an additional watch pocket sewn on each leg of my trousers, so that when I visit some great lord, it will not occur to him to present me with another.”
Well aware of the urgent need to generate support for the orchestra at home in Odessa, a charitable fund was registered with the local authorities in 1999, enabling local business entities and corporations to support the OPO. The fund has the tax status of a not-for-profit organization in Ukraine.
Donations from outside Ukraine are also welcome.
In the years since 1999, the following entities and individuals have supported the fund. We would like to express our gratitude to them here.
Odessa Brandy Company
Odessa Port Plant
“Transinvestservice” Joint Venture
“Yuzhny” Sea Port
“Trais” Joint Venture
Joint Stock Company “Eximnaftoproduct”
“Novolog” Joint Venture
“Ukrferry” Shipping Company
“Ta.Ma.Ka.So.” Joint Venture
ANK Legal Company
Olimpex Coupe International Ltd.
Charitable Fund “Nadia”
Galina Borisovna Bereza, Pensioner
Stanislav Fyodorovich Protasenko
The vast majority of the money raised has gone towards giving financial aid to the musicians of the OPO. In addition to this, dental treatment has been given to woodwind and brass players in the orchestra.
Contributions to support the orchestra in Odessa can be sent to our fund at:
|Charitable Fund “Muzika”|
|Bank Pivdenny |
|The Bank of New York|
New York, NY