Challenge Grants

YOSA’s young musicians face the challenges of music.  Through practice, they learn their individual parts.  They learn to play together in sectionals.  And to polish the blending of instruments into an orchestra at rehearsals.  In performance, they discover that they are making music at a level they never imagined.

YOSA welcomes challenges as well.  For the past two seasons, YOSA has been challenged to reach new donors and friends, and welcome lapsed donors to support the community’s young musicians.

  • Mollie and Bartell Zachry, The Zachry Challenge, Season 2011/12
  • The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, The Kronkosky Challenge, Season 2012/13

Both of these generous donors made $50,000 challenge gifts to YOSA.  But the gifts were contingent on meeting the match with gifts from the community. YOSA is honored to thank all of the donors who helped match these gifts.

If you, your corporation or foundation, or other group would like to leverage a gift to YOSA, please contact the Development Department at (210) 737-0097 or via email to