Individual Giving

SYMPHONY OF A THOUSAND – Benefit for the PYO Music Institute

Will you join us for a celebratory evening to support the PYO Music Institute as we build a symphony of a thousand? With a vision to serve 1,000 students by 2027 through a diverse array of programs and opportunities, the PYO Music Institute is thrilled to gather our symphony of supporters who make this work possible. Through a night of dining, dancing, and delighting in the music of our young musicians, you can join in our vision to serve more students and communities with the transformative power of excellent music education.

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Corporate Support

Please check with your company to see if your gift to PYOMI is eligible for a match and fill out or provide any forms to maximize the impact of your gift! You could double your gift, or more, in support of transformative music education.

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Planned Gifts

By making a gift through your will or estate, you can provide for the future of transformative music education. Leave a legacy by making a planned gift to PYO Music Institute.

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Gift of Appreciated Securities

Making a gift of stock directly to PYO Music Institute is simple and allows you to save on capital gains taxes. Your gift of stock is also tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Instrument or Sheet Music Donation

PYO Music Institute is grateful for in-kind donations of orchestral instruments, sheet music, and reference materials. Please contact Danielle Johnson, Development Director, at or 215-545-0502 to learn more.


Do you frequently shop online through Amazon? If so, you can select Philadelphia Youth Orchestra as your non-profit recipient and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a small portion of your purchase to. PYO Music Institute. This small change adds up quickly when multiplied across our entire support base and is an easy way to give back. Visit before you begin shopping. Thank you for your support!


PYO Music Institute merchandise is available for purchase online via our online store. All proceeds from your purchases go towards our Financial Aid Tuition Remission Fund, making music education accessible to all.

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The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, d/b/a PYO Music Institute, is a 501(c)(3), charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Official registration and financial information concerning PYO Music Institute can be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Federal EIN: 23-6392235