Our Donors - Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras

CYSO is generously supported in part by individuals and the following foundation, corporate and government funders, without whom we could not provide the programming and support that brings CYSO to life.


percentage of CYSO students who receive financial assistance or attend a free program


Dollars given out in the 2019-2020 season to ensure that tuition is never a barrier to participation


of students say CYSO connects them to the community

$50,000 and aboveThe Negaunee Foundation
$25,000 to $49,999Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

The Crown Family
Julius N. Frankel Foundation

The MacArthur Fund for Culture, Equity, and the Arts at Prince
$10,000 to $24,999Healing Illinois Foundation Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
$5,000 to $9,999The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Sargent Family Foundation
$4,999 and underAmazonSmile Foundation

The Cloverleaf Group, Inc.

William Harris Lee & Co.

Mardi Gras Fund

from March 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021
*in-kind donation
Northern Illinois University

Wicklander Family Foundation

Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy

The 2021 CYSO Gala

The 2021 CYSO Gala: Sounds Across Chicago brought together a virtual audience from across the globe in celebration of CYSO. Because of the generosity of our community, we shattered fundraising goals and brought in more than $373,000 to support CYSO programs. Gala proceeds are key to keeping tuition affordable for all CYSO families, funding financial assistance, and ensuring our expansive community programming is always offered free of charge.

Second City SponsorsJenner & Block LLP & The Bricker

Vinik Family
Pritzker Traubert Foundation

Sheppard Mullin
My Kind of Town SponsorsBoston Consulting Group

Louanne Carabini & Shawn O’Leary

Chapman and Cutler LLP
James P. & Virginia Meyer

M3 Partners

Brittany Viola & Justin Bernbrock
Windy City SponsorsAlliant

Mary & Lionel Go

Horizon Wealth Management


Jimmy & Elizabeth Samartzis

Sipi Metals Corp.
Catering SponsorBoka Catering Group

If you would like more information about how you or your company can become a sponsor of CYSO’s annual gala, contact Kevin Gupana at kgupana@cyso.org or call 312-939-2207.

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