The Old Church is fortunate to have such a passionate and caring community to protect her now and into the future. Thanks to your tremendous response to our call for action, our ACT II Campaign to transform The Old Church into a world-class concert hall has been fully funded!

It gives us great pleasure to announce that with a recent grant, awarded to us by the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for $100,000, WE REACHED OUR GOAL of $240,000, and will be moving forward with the improvements in early January!  Below is a complete list of all supporting foundations and individuals who helped us reach our goal.

Thanks also to everyone who helped us ring in a new year and a new era for The Old Church on SUNDAY JANUARY 17th,  2016  3pm to 6pm.  We celebrated the installation of state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, a wood stage, a new bar, the exterior marquee, comfy new pew cushions and a whole lot of behind-the-scenes upgrades!

ACT II party poster

We’d like to thank everyone who labored tirelessly behind the scenes as well as the many generous donations by individuals and foundations. Thanks!

ACT II Behind the Scenes - thanksACT II Sponsors Board, The Old Church, Amanda Stark, 20160115



The Autzen Foundation awarded us $10,000 for a new projector and The Jackson Foundation gave us $1,000. The Ann and Bill Swindells Charitable Trust and the Wheeler Foundation both awarded us $5,000 and most recently the Collins Foundation awarded $25,000! Thanks! We have applied for other foundation and charitable trust grants and will begin to hear back from them sometime this fall.

Our marquee is fully funded, in the ground, and looking great. A big heartfelt thanks to Rosey Retirement Resources!

revised ACT II graphicWe created a brief video that outlines our vision for the future of The Old Church Concert Hall.


  • Stage: Solid Oregon white oak stage floor for acoustic resonance.
  • Sound System: First-rate sound system to provide pristine audio for both music and speech, making every seat in the venue the best seat.
  • Lighting: Highly effective and energy-efficient lighting system.
  • Marquee: New exterior sign to promote events and help us become a magnet in the West End cultural district.
  • Custom Bar: Welcoming and more serviceable bar area.
  • Pew Cushions: Beautiful and comfortable seating.


In addition to making a tax deductible investment in the Old Church Concert Hall you’ll also get some great benefits.

Supporting Cast $1-$99

  • A free download of a Chopin concert recorded at The Old Church

Chorus  $100-$499

  • A tote bag, specialty chocolate, and 8″ x 10″ illustration of The Old Church
  • A pair of tickets to the private concert opening night of the concert hall
  • A free download of a Chopin concert recorded at The Old Church

Players Circle $500-$4999 

  • A pair of tickets to the private concert and reception for the opening night celebration of the new concert hall!
  • Your name in lights! Donors’ names displayed on the new exterior marquee (weekly) throughout 2016 to show our appreciation! We’ll even take a photo and email it to you!
  • A pair of tickets to any TWO 2016 TOC Presents concerts ($60 value)

Center stage $5,000 and up

  • A four-hour use of the building to host your own special event ($500 value)
  • Top two Players Circle perks PLUS a pair of 2016 season tickets to ALL TOC PRESENTS Concerts at The Old Church Concert Hall ($900 value)

Note: The tax deductible amount of your donation will vary depending on the value of the gift items received. If no perks are requested, the full amount of your donation will be tax-deductible. When you complete your donation on PayPal you will have the option to decline the perks. For tax purposes, our name is The Old Church Society, Inc., and our EIN is 93-6044352.