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Applause is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


At Applause, our mission is simple yet profound: we empower the performing arts at Oak Park River Forest High School. Through dedicated volunteer efforts, fundraising, and advocacy, we ensure that students in theater, dance, choir, band, and orchestra have the resources, opportunities, and support they need to shine on and off the stage. From scholarships to events, we are the driving force behind a thriving arts community where creativity knows no bounds. Join us in amplifying the applause for our students' incredible artistic journey.


Your generous donations play a crucial role in supporting the arts at Oak Park River Forest High School. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference. Here are a few areas where your donations can have a significant impact:

  1. Arts Supplies and Equipment: Help us provide students with the necessary tools and materials to explore their artistic talents. From musical instruments to dance costumes, your donations ensure our students have access to quality resources.

  2. Scholarships and Grants: Support aspiring young artists by contributing to our scholarship and grant programs. Your donation can make a difference in their educational journey and help them pursue their artistic dreams.

  3. Educational Programs and Workshops: Your contributions can help us organize educational programs, workshops, and masterclasses, where students can learn from industry professionals and broaden their artistic horizons.

  4. Performance Opportunities: Help us create exceptional performance experiences for our students by supporting the production costs, venue rentals, and technical needs of our shows.

To make a donation inquiry about specific giving opportunities, please reach out to our dedicated team at

Applause is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.


Calling All Supporters of the Arts!

Are you passionate about empowering young artists and nurturing creativity in our community? If so, we invite you to become an Applause Sponsor and play a vital role in supporting the performing arts at Oak Park River Forest High School!

Why Sponsor Applause?

Fueling the Arts: Your sponsorship directly contributes to the growth and success of our talented students in theater, dance, choir, band, orchestra, and more.

Community Impact: You become an integral part of a vibrant arts community, making a difference in the lives of young artists.

Recognition: Applause sponsors receive recognition on our website, event programs, and in our heartfelt thank-you notes.

Exclusive Benefits: Depending on your sponsorship level, you may enjoy exclusive perks such as ticket entrance to performances and special access to our events.

Sponsorship Levels:

To make a donation inquiry about specific giving opportunities, please reach out to our dedicated team at


How Can You Help?

At Applause, we believe that every contribution, no matter how big or small, plays a vital role in nurturing the performing arts programs at Oak Park River Forest High School. As a parent or community member, there are several ways you can make a meaningful impact and support our mission:

1. Volunteer your Time: Join our passionate team of volunteers and play an active role in creating exceptional experiences for students involved in theater, stage crew, dance, choir, band, and orchestra. From assisting with events to offering your expertise, your time and dedication can truly make a difference.

2. Support Events: Attend our exciting performances, workshops, and events. Your presence and applause not only show your support for our students but also contribute to the vibrant arts community we're building together.

3. Donate: Your generous donations enable us to provide resources, scholarships, and opportunities that enrich the artistic journey of our students. Your contribution directly impacts their ability to shine on stage and in life.

4. Join the Board: Consider taking your involvement to the next level by becoming a board member. Your insights, experience, and commitment can help shape the future of our organization and the arts programs we support.

5. Spread the Word: Help us reach more arts enthusiasts by sharing our mission and events within your network. Your advocacy can inspire others to join us in empowering the arts.

6. Attend Meetings: Participate in our meetings to stay informed about our initiatives, share your ideas, and collaborate with fellow supporters of the arts.

7. Offer Expertise: Do you have skills in event planning, marketing, fundraising, or other areas? Your expertise can contribute to the success of our programs and events.

By getting involved with Applause, you become part of a dynamic community dedicated to empowering the arts and inspiring the stars of Oak Park River Forest High School. Your support ensures that the performing arts continue to thrive and enrich the lives of our talented students.

Ready to make a difference? Explore our volunteer opportunities, attend our events, or contact us to learn more about how you can contribute. Together, let's amplify the applause for our students' artistic achievements!

Empower. Inspire. Applaud.

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