After seven decades of music-making, CYSO is continuing to shape the future of music. As the nation’s leading youth orchestra, we remain committed to encouraging, educating, and investing in the next generation of young musicians. CYSO promotes and provides ensemble-focused programming because we believe in the power of community. A young musician’s time at CYSO is a pathway of opportunity and growth and they do not walk it alone. By supporting CYSO, you are making an impact on what music means for young musicians today, tomorrow, and the future.
Your Support Makes Our Work Possible
60% of CYSO’s operating budget comes from your generosity. 40% comes from tuition, concert tickets & other earned income.
A cash gift to CYSO helps out where it is needed most.
Monthly contributions are a convenient and easy way to provide a reliable source of support for CYSO.
Each year, with CYSO’s signature fundraising events draw 300 supporters who value the importance of music education.
Many employers will match your gift, thereby doubling or tripling your impact on CYSO.
Give Through Your Workplace Campaign
For federal employees, postal workers or members of the U.S. military.
Create Your Own CYSO Online Fundraiser
Celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or life event and want to include CYSO? Our crowdfunding tool supports you and thanks your donors.
Make a gift that will benefit thousands of children for generations to come.
Be a part of this positive identity – branding your business along side a widely respected and recognized CYSO.
Sponsor an Event
CYSO also offers corporate event sponsorships and donating goods for raffles and auctions.
Participate in a Fundraising Event
Each year, our signature CYSO Gala draws 300 supporters who value the importance of music education. The event features performances by the young musicians of our world-renowned Symphony Orchestra, as well as music from CYSO’s Preparatory Strings and Steel Orchestras. Opportunities to support CYSO’s gala include purchasing a ticket, becoming a sponsor, or donating goods for raffles or auctions.
Sponsor a CYSO Fundraising Event
CYSO hosts multiple fundraising events each year, reaching our large community of families, supporters, and music lovers. Your company can sponsor a CYSO event and donate goods for raffles and auctions. Contact Marc Bitler at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-939-2207 if you are interested in corporate sponsorship.
Contact Your Employer About a Matching Gift
Many employers will match your gift, thereby doubling or tripling your impact on CYSO. 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.
Give Through Your Workplace
Donating to CYSO is easy when you give through your workplace! If you are a federal employee, postal worker, or member of the U.S. military, please remember to give to us through your Combined Federal Campaign by using CYSO’s CFC number 32586.
State, municipal, and many corporate employees can also donate through their workplace campaigns by choosing Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras in their giving directory.
Plan a Gift
A planned gift is a time-honored of ensuring that your support of CYSO continues for future generations. Anyone can make a planned gift and together we can make a lasting impact on the futures of countless student musicians that pass through our programs. Contact Tamisha Gamble at email@example.com or at 312-939-2207 if you are interested in planning a gift.
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras continues to provide the highest quality and most enriching musical experiences for its students and audiences each year. Whether it is a concert at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park or Orchestra Hall, an international tour, or a display of musicianship In Chicago public schools, CYSO is recognized as one of the premier youth orchestras in the United States. By becoming a corporate sponsor, you will be a part of this positive identity – branding your business alongside a widely respected and recognized CYSO. There are many levels of sponsorships available depending on the size and need of your company.
Become a Corporate Sponsor
There are many opportunities to become one of CYSO’s Corporate Sponsors throughout the season. Contact Tamisha Gamble at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-939-2207 if you are interested in corporate sponsorship.