Honoring the visionary leadership of Clyde and Helen Wu, we are celebrating fifty years of music training programs at the DSO with a special CYE50 campaign to ensure that every student in the region can lead a musical life. Through the generosity of DSO donors, we can offer this training regardless of a family’s financial resources.

The DSO and Wu Family Academy would like to thank Aaron & Carolynn Frankel, Mary Ann & Rob Gorlin, Bernard & Eleanor Robertson, Martie & Bob Sachs, Nancy Schlichting & Pamela Theisen, and David & Bernadine Wu for their leadership support of the CYE50 Campaign, and all the CYE50 Gold Club members who generously contributed.

CYE50 Gold Club

Gift of $1,000 or above

Dr. Lourdes V. Andaya

Pamela Applebaum

Drs. Brian & Elizabeth Bachynski

W. Harold & Chacona W. Baugh

Mr. & Mrs. Martin S. Baum

Ms. Marlene Bihlmeyer

Gwen & Richard Bowlby

Butzel Long

Ms. Elena Centeio

Margie Dunn & Mark Davidoff


Kevin S. Dennis & Mr. Jeremy J. Seltzer

Eugene & Elaine C. Driker

Aaron & Carolynn Frankel

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph J. Gerson

Mary Ann & Rob Gorlin

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

Renato & Elizabeth Jamett

Kenneth & Susan Konop

Mrs. Karen Kotulis-Carter

Barbara & Michael Kratchman

Drs. Lisa & Scott Langenburg

Drs. Donald & Diane Levine

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Patrick G. McKeever

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. Miller

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Nicholson

Anne Parsons* & Donald Dietz

Pauline Averbach & Charles Peacock

Mr. Dave Phipps

Sue & Bob Pilon

Dr. Glenda D. Price Ph.D.

Laskeris-Jamett Advisors of Raymond James

Bernard & Eleanor Robertson

Mr.+ & Mrs. Gerald F. Ross

Martie & Bob Sachs

Nancy Schlichting & Pamela Theisen

Mrs. Patricia Shaw
Ms. Claudia Sills
Hon. Kurtis T. Wilder (Ret.)
David & Bernadine Wu

& one person who wishes to remain anonymous

*DSO Musicians and Staff

CYE50 Gold Club updated as of June 30, 2021


Join donors from across the Detroit community and around the world to bring outstanding music, life-changing educational programs and far-reaching engagement activities to more than 500,000 people each year!

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If you would like to learn more about the CYE50 Campaign or the CYE50 Gold Club please contact Manager of Advancement Relations Matthew Way at mway@dso.org or call 313.576.5494.