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Corporate Giving

Americans for the Arts “PARTnership Movement” offers eight compelling reasons for corporations to partner with the an arts organization like San Diego Youth Symphony.


Corporate Giving


  1. Recruit and Retain Talent
    Employees want to work in a vibrant arts rich community.
  2. Put your Company in the Spotlight
    The arts help you build market share, enhance your brand, and reach new and often highly desirable clients.
  3. Advance Corporate Objectives or Strategies
    The arts help you communicate your message or core values in engaging ways.
  4. Foster Critical Thinking
    Most employers place a high value on creativity when hiring. 72% of companies surveyed that give to the arts agreed that it stimulates creative thinking, problem solving and team building.
  5. Employee Engagement
    The arts help employees to use current skills and develop new ones. For example, serving on the board of an arts organization is great training for leadership opportunities with your company. The shared experience of attending a concert or volunteering in the community creates more proud, loyal and satisfied employees.
  6. Embrace Diversity and Team Building
    Music is a universal language that unifies people from all cultures and backgrounds.
  7. Say Thanks to Your Employees, Vendors, and Clients
    Providing tickets to concerts is a great way to inspire and thank employees vendors and Clients.
  8. Contribute to the Local Economy and Quality of Life
    The arts are essential to the vitality and health of your community. The arts create jobs, spawn urban renewal, attract new businesses, draw tourism dollars and attract and develop a skilled and well-educated workforce.

See the menu items to the left to learn how your company can engage with San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. For more information, please contact SDYS Individual Giving Manager Terry Williams, at or call 619-233-3232 x160


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