Many Ways to Give

YOSA is grateful for our family of supporters. Partnerships with individual donors, corporations, government agencies, and foundations ensure that music education programs are available to young musicians in every neighborhood, regardless of socio-economic circumstance. Every dollar donated to YOSA helps change kids’ lives through music.

YOSA accepts gifts by check or credit card. Donations can be made online, over the phone, or by mail (click here to print and mail your donation form).

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Automatic Monthly Donations are convenient way to support YOSA over time. Your credit will be automatically charged once a month. You may cancel your automatic donation plan at any time.

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YOSA Crescendo Circle for YOSA Parents
Parents of YOSA musicians can help ensure that YOSA has the financial support needed to continue its commitment to excellence. For a pledge of at least $75 per month, participation in the YOSA Crescendo Circle helps bridge the gap between YOSA Orchestra tuition fees and the actual cost of services, per musician.

Matching gifts
Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To amplify the impact of your gift in this way, please ask you or your spouse’s employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.

Payroll Deduction
Some companies have programs permitting employees to make gifts to designated charities through scheduled payroll deductions. Please ask your employer whether this simple and convenient method of giving is available for you.

Legacy Gifts (Planned Giving)
The simplest way to support YOSA through a legacy gift is to include YOSA in your will. You should always consult with your attorney before modifying your will. For advice about either planned gifts that benefit YOSA while providing you income (e.g. charitable remainder annuity trusts) or about additional types of estate gifts, please consult with a financial or estate planning professional. The Planned Giving Council of San Antonio provides helpful information (

In-Kind Gifts
YOSA gratefully receives in-kind gifts of many types from professional services to printing as well as items that can be used by YOSA for auctions and other events. All such gifts are fully acknowledged following the IRS regulations that require you to provide cash value where possible.

As one of the most active arts education organizations in the region and among the largest youth orchestra programs in the country, sponsorship of YOSA offers an opportunity for your business to brand itself alongside YOSA’s positive identity and mission. Join a group of well-regarded companies and organizations currently sponsoring YOSA and help change kids’ lives through music.

Contact Mary Yearwood by email or at (210) 737-0097 x12 if you are interested in a corporate sponsorship.


You can make a difference today . . .

Online by credit card on a secure server–Donate online here.

Telephone–please call the YOSA office at (210) 737-0097 and explain how you would like to make a gift to YOSA. Staff will accept your credit card details in full confidentiality.

Mail–you may print and mail your donation form. Please make your check payable to “YOSA” or include credit card details and send to:

106 Auditorium Circle, Suite 130
San Antonio, TX 78205

YOSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.