VCA Meetings: Returning Families

The 2021-2022 Annual Parent Meetings for returning parents have concluded. If you were unable to attend one of the scheduled meetings please click here

General Giving Information

Orange County School of the Arts is a tuition-free, donation-dependent, public charter school. No student is offered or denied enrollment based upon financial capacity. Through a public-private partnership, the State of California provides funding for the academic instructional program offered at OCSA. In addition, we must raise approximately $13 million to fund the 16 arts conservatory programs each year. We rely solely on generous contributions from our families, members of the community, and corporate partners to help us reach this goal.

The collective Voluntary Contribution Agreement (VCA) pledges from all of our families determine the annual budget for each conservatory. When you make a pledge to your child’s conservatory, you are making a promise to donate a certain amount throughout the school year. 100% of your pledge will be allocated directly to your child’s conservatory budget. Your donation specifically pays for: salaries for your child’s conservatory director and teachers, facilities, equipment and supplies, performance opportunities, guest artist master teachers, and field trips.

Cash donations to the school are tax deductible per OCSA's IRS designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit orgranization.

Below are some of the options available to support your child’s conservatory. For additional information about the following options, please scroll down or read our Annual Parent Meeting Packet by clicking the button below. 

  • Voluntary Contribution Agreement (VCA)

  • Performance Program Advertising

  • Letter Writing Campaign

  • Company Gift Matching Program

  • FAQs: Please scroll to the bottom of this page to read more

OCSA is registered as a non-profit organization per IRS designation 501(c)3. Please click here for a copy of the IRS letter.

If you have questions, please contact Becky Parsons, Family Liaison, at becky.parsons@ocsarts.net or call (714) 560-0900, ext. 5535.

Voluntary Contribution Agreement and Payment

Please complete the Voluntary Contribution Agreement (VCA) form for the 2021-2022 school year.

Deadline to submit the VCA for RETURNING families: May 7, 2021
Deadline to submit the VCA for NEW families: June 11, 2021

Please note: This page is for pledge payment and should be used only after you've completed and submitted your Voluntary Contribution Agreement. You will need to do one-time registration to validate your email. Your email will become your login.

Pay your VCA by clicking the button below. 

Performance Program Advertising

Each year, OCSA offers families the opportunity to sell or purchase program advertising space in the school’s 100+ performance programs and/or Gala program. With visibility to all OCSA families and the broader Southern California community, this advertising opportunity is great marketing and exposure for any business, large or small! Prices range from $325 to $7,000, depending upon ad size, color, and location. Virtual performances will include digital programs. Once we are back in person, all live productions will have professionally printed programs.

Program Ad Submissions Begin: June 1, 2021
Yearlong Performance Program Ad Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021
Gala Program Ad Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022

Select a link below to download a PDF:

How To Submit Your Ad Artwork

Please refer to artwork submission detail on the ad form above.

  1. Fax or email completed ad form with payment to (714) 664-0463 or becky.parsons@ocsarts.net.

  2. Click the link below and follow simple directions to upload artwork.

Any artwork submission related questions, please contact Anel Cantu at anel.cantu@ocsarts.net or (714) 560-0900, ext. 5635. For questions regarding advertising opportunities, email Becky Parsons, Family Liaison, or call (714) 560-0900, ext. 5535.

Letter Writing Campaign

We encourage our families to solicit donations from individuals such as family and friends. Donations are tax deductible and each donor will receive a donation tax receipt each year in January for their donations from the prior calendar year. The letter below is an MS Word sample that you may edit to customize for your own needs.

If you have questions, please contact Becky Parsons at (714) 560-0900, ext. 5535 or becky.parsons@ocsarts.net.

Company Gift Matching Program

Leverage Your Donation Through Matching Gifts.

Do you work for a company that will match cash gifts made by an employee to a certified non-profit organization?

If you, or your spouse, work for or has retired from a company which has an employee gift matching program, you may be able to DOUBLE or even triple your cash gift to the Orange County School of the Arts.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select the link below. Key in your employer's name to see if your company matches gifts.
  2. Obtain a matching gift form from your company’s Human Resources or Payroll Office.
  3. Fill out your form and forward to Becky Parsons at OCSA. You may also be able to submit your request online.
  4. Write a check or provide your credit/debit card number and expiration date.
  5. Send your matching gift form along with your check or card number to:

    Business Office
    Orange County School of the Arts
    1010 N. Main St.
    Santa Ana, CA 92701