Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association

The Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association (DPVA) was created in 1952 with an ongoing mission to support the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in the areas of education, promotion, fund raising and membership development. The current membership of the DPVA is 340 men and women, the largest volunteer organization to support the Dayton Philharmonic and the largest music education program in the United States.

Our mission is to bring music to kids in various ways.  We want the largest number of children possible to benefit from the advantage of having one of the nation’s best professional symphony orchestras right here in the Miami Valley community.

Every year, DPVA raises thousands of dollars for scholarship funds and music education programs to help young musicians foster their gift and pursue their love of music. We bring music to 50,000 children a year.

Over the last 60 years, DPVA has raised more than two million dollars for the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and music education programs for school children in the Miami Valley with events like Show House and other fundraising activities.  Attend Show House events and support the future!

Partner with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra to foster the performing arts and music education in the Miami Valley.

Support the DPVA while you shop!

Have you been searching for that special something on Amazon lately? Buying food at Dorothy Lane Market? Keep in mind that buying from these two companies can also help DPVA.

You can help support the DPVA every time you shop on Amazon. Signing up is quick and easy! Click on the button below, and name the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association as your favorite charity.  When you shop, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases to the DPVA. What a convenient way to donate to DPVA!

You can also help DPVA with your purchases at Dorothy Lane Markets.  DLM will give $40,000 back to the community in 2020 through donations to local non-profit organizations.  Simply go to, select Club DLM in the menu choices at the top of the page, then select Good Neighbor Program.  Choose Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association as your charitable organization and start shopping!   When your DLM Club Card is scanned, DPVA will be “credited” with your purchase.  Participating charities will receive a pro-rated portion of the total $40,000 donation, depending on the amount spent by participating customers throughout the year.  So, sign up today!


Keep up to date with the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association through our online calendar.


Donate in whatever way you can.  As a Show House Sponsor, as an Event Volunteer, as a featured Designer or Landscaper or by Donating Generously to our Scholarship and Music Education Funds.  Every bit helps.

Join Us

Being a DPVA Member or Volunteer allows you to make new friends, hear talented young musicians perform, volunteer for an important cause, support the performing arts of Dayton & music education in our schools and be a vital contributor in our community.