Ways to Give

Ways to Give

The New York Youth Symphony is an independent, not-for-profit institution dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through the study and performance of music.  Your support helps provide young musicians with high-quality music experiences, all while keeping these opportunities tuition-free.

Donate to our Annual Fund

Help support the annual operating fund which provides up to $5,000 in scholarships per student annually. The future of music making nationwide begins with the opportunities and dreams realized here. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We accept gifts by check, stock donation, or credit card. Donations can be made online, over the phone or via mail. You can also make recurring donations here.

Donate to our Next Generation Fund

The primary purpose of the Next Generation Fund Campaign is to assure the Symphony's ability to perform its vital mission for future generations of musicians by increasing endowment income to an amount adequate to meet the rising costs of its programs while ensuring that no deserving student is turned away from participating in those programs for lack of financial support.

Donate to our Kickstarter Campaign

The NYYS Orchestra will embark on its first-ever international tour to Argentina in the summer of 2015. This is an enormous opportunity for the artistic and personal growth of our students, but the cost is prohibitive for some. Please make a pledge to our campaign which will support students scholarships for the tour. 

How your contribution helps the New York Youth Symphony:

  • $50 Provides music rental for one orchestra student
  • $100 Underwrites one Chamber Music coaching
  • $250 Subsidizes one Jazz workshop
  • $500 Presents one Composition guest lecturer
  • $1,000 Underwrites space for one orchestra rehearsal
  • $2,500 Subsidizes one performance at Symphony Space
  • $5,000 Funds the full cost of participation for one student musician

Contact your employer about a matching gift

Many employers will match your gift, thereby doubling or tripling the impact of your donation! Please check with your employer to see whether it offers a matching gift program. Often times, you will be required to submit a form to your employer with your donation amount and the date you made your gift.