Support East County Strings

If you need additional help or are interested in making a gift through stock transfer, please contact Haley Powell Kelly at 301.581.5145 or email

Contributions through this form go toward Strathmore’s East County Initiative fund.

About East County Strings

Part of the East County Initiative, East County Strings is a regional, tuition-free afterschool music program for string players at 8 middle schools, coordinated by Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore. Accomplished professional string musicians teach the classes, train the students, and perform with the orchestra. Your support helps us ensure that this program remains tuition-free and continues to grow.

About East County Initiative

Strathmore’s East County Initiative (ECI) delivers affordable and sustainable artistic programs to eastern Montgomery County. Diverse artistic opportunities are now within reach of participants and audiences in new ways without the barriers of transportation, cost, or lack of arts-ready facilities. Through programs such as East County Strings, World Jazz Choir, Step Up East County, Latin Dance and more, Strathmore is dedicated to the idea that the arts belong to everyone. 

Support Strathmore

We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.

Make a membership gift here.