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Individual Giving

One person can make a difference.

Recurring Gifts

Your monthly or quarterly gift makes a big impact, ensuring our students and programs are supported all year long.

Instrument Donations

Do you have an instrument that you don’t play anymore? Sheet Music? Classical Recordings? Donate them to SDYS.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers invest alongside their employees in organizations and programs that benefit the community and are close to their employee’s hearts.


Bravo! is a membership group that supports many of our young musicians who need financial assistance or earn merit scholarships to follow their dreams of musicianship.

Legacy Giving

SDYS is honored to be the  recipient of estate gifts that ensure students in the future benefit from donors’ passion for music today.

Encore Fund

At SDYS we ensure that every student with the desire to participate in our programs is given the opportunity.

Endowed Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are given each year to particular members of our program who meet certain criteria as directed by the generous donors who have established them.

Endowed Need-Based Scholarships

We are grateful that a number of individuals and families have elected to create permanent endowments to guarantee that students needing financial assistance are able to participate in SDYS programs.

Event Sponsorship

SDYS musicians perform at many events throughout a season. Event sponsorships offer significant recognition opportunities for individuals and corporations.

Appreciated Stock

If you have appreciated securities you have held for over one year, you can donate them to SDYS.


SDYS depends on its valued volunteers to maintain the highest quality experiences for our musicians, families, patrons and donors.

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