Major Supporters

Support for the programs of the New York Youth Symphony are made possible through the support of the Ford Foundation.

Support for the programs of the New York Youth Symphony has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts

Support for the programs of the New York Youth Symphony has been provided by the citizens of New York City through theDepartment of Cultural Affairs, KATE D. LEVIN, Commissioner.

First Music 27, the 27th season of new works by the nation's most outstanding young composers commissioned by NYYS, is made possible through a generous grant from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Ruth & Lenard Mandel Memorial

Get-On Music, a project to bring students from New York City's diverse neighborhoods to performances and to meet the musicians has been made possible in memory of Ruth and Lenard Mandel.

Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation

Performances for Special Audiences, bringing music to children with special needs, has been made possible through the generosity of The Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation.

New York State Music Fund

Funding for the Growing Music Initiative of the New York Youth Symphony has been graciously provided by The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York Attorney General at Rockerfeller Philanthropy Advisors.



$20,000 and above
Anonymous (2)
Booth Ferris Foundation
Emilie and Michael Corey
Ford Foundation
McCutchen Foundation
Milan Vetter
National Endowment for the Arts
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York State Council on the Arts
Christine van Itallie
Jan and Marica Vilcek
Vilcek Foundation

Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust
Jean & Louis Dreyfus Foundation
Albert Eisenstat
Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
Leslie and Jo Garfield
Getty Foundation
Sandra and William Kapell
Anna Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation 
Phyllis and Slade Mills
Robert J. Levine and Joan Mirviss 
Henry Nias Foundation
Susan and Kanti Rai
Rima Vargas-Vetter and Paul Ukena

Amphion Foundation
Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Jacob and Etty Bousso
Bridgemill Foundation
Laura Chang and Arnold Chavkin
Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
Clinton Family Fund
Rhea Graffman Cohen
The Dibble Family
Melissa B. Eisenstat and Jonathan Blau
Michael DiYanni
Barbara Field and Seth Dubin 
Cory Garfield
Terry Hueneke*
Jephson Educational Trusts
Ruth E. Pachman and Donald T. Fallati
Robert and Amy Poster
Helena Segy Foundation
Lydia Rosengarten
Ian C. Schaefer
Ted Snowdon Foundation

ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund
Benson J. and Marcia Chapman
Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
Dr. Viola Kanevsky*
Peter L. Kend and Katherine S. Wehrle
Leona Kern
Fiduciary Trust Company International
David and Peggy Levin
Judi and Jay Linden
Patrick J. McGinnis
Edwin Roy and Elaine Sollar Eisen
Erik and Cornelia Thomsen*
Laurie Tisch
Andrew Watson

*Gift from Musician Parent or Grandparent

This list includes contributions received between January 1,  2016, and February 3, 2017.