Supporters of YOSA help change kids’ lives through music. Donations from individuals, businesses, foundations, and other contributors ensure that YOSA is equally available to all young musicians.

Individual Giving

 

Sustained giving increases your impact without the hassle of making multiple donations. Sign up for a recurring donation and your gift will be automatically processed every month. You may cancel your sustained giving plan at any time.

Make a one-time donation to YOSA. All donations make a difference. Donations may be made online, over the phone, or by mail.

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YOSA Crescendo Circle for Parents

 

The YOSA Crescendo Circle is a giving network for parents of current and former YOSA musicians. It is a way for parents to help other young musicians and ensure that YOSA has the financial support needed to continue its commitment to excellence and accessibility. Involvement in the YOSA Crescendo Circle starts at less than $1 per day. Unique benefits are available to supporters.

Forte Level
At least $900 per year (or $100/month for 9 months)

  • Invitation to special gatherings throughout the YOSA concert season

  • Invitation to Crescendo Circle season-ending reception before YOSApalooza

  • YOSA Crescendo Circle pin

  • Recognition in YOSA program books (optional)

Mezzo Forte Level
At least $360 per year (or $40/month for 9 months)

  • Invitation to Crescendo Circle season-ending reception before YOSApalooza

  • YOSA Crescendo Circle pin

  • Recognition in YOSA program books (optional)

 

Other Ways to Donate

 

Matching Gifts

Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees. To amplify the impact of your gift, please ask your employer if they offer a matching gift program. Click here to view a partial list of San Antonio employers with matching gift programs.

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.In-Kind Donations

YOSA gratefully accepts in-kind gifts of many types: professional services, meals for YOSA musicians, silent auction items, musical instruments, and more. All such gifts are fully acknowledged following IRS regulations.

In-Kind Donations

YOSA gratefully accepts in-kind gifts of many types: professional services, meals for YOSA musicians, silent auction items, musical instruments, and more. All such gifts are fully acknowledged following IRS regulations.

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 Giving (Planned Giving)

Legacy Giving (Planned Giving)

The simplest way to support YOSA through a legacy gift is to include YOSA in your will. The following are examples of how to indicate a general or undesignated gift to YOSA through your will:

Sample Bequest of Remainder of Estate:
“I give, devise, and bequeath to Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, TAX I.D. #74-1926713, all [or state the fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal. Youth Orchestras of San Antonio may be contacted at 106 Auditorium Circle, Ste. 130, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 737-0097.”

Sample Bequest of Specific Amount:
“I give, devise, and bequeath $_____ to Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, TAX I.D. #74-1926713. Youth Orchestras of San Antonio may be contacted at 106 Auditorium Circle, Ste. 130, San Antonio, TX 78205, (210) 737-0097.”

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. If you have questions or would like to discuss planned giving with a YOSA staff member, please contact Ben Hackett, Development Director, at (210) 737-0097 x12 or bhackett@yosa.org.

 
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Corporate Partnerships

A partnership with YOSA offers your business a chance to reach a diverse audience and brand yourself alongside the mission of YOSA. Join the group of highly regarded philanthropic organizations that change kids’ lives through music. Contact Ben Hackett, Development Director, by email or at (210) 737-0097 x12 to begin your partnership.

 
 
 

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