PYO Music Institute

Make a Gift

Become a part of the PYO family with a gift today! Your generosity will ensure that all young musicians, regardless of financial need, receive the best opportunities in music education in Philadelphia.

Donate Online:

Donate by Phone:

Please contact our office at 215 545 0502 to make a donation with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card.

Donate by Mail:

Please mail a check payable to "PYO Music Institute" to:

PYO Music Institute
P.O. Box 41810
Philadelphia, PA 19101-1810

Other Special Giving Options:

Matching Gifts: Many companies match or even double employees’ giving to non-profit organizations. Please check with your company to see if it has a matching gift program, and submit the requisite forms with your donation. 

Gift of Appreciated Securities: If you have stock that you've owned for more than a year and is worth more today than when you bought it, you may receive two tax advantages by giving the shares directly to PYO Music Institute.

You will be eligible for a federal income tax charitable deduction, as if you made a cash contribution. You will also avoid capital gains tax by transferring your appreciated stock directly to the PYO Music Institute. 

Click here for Stock Transfer Instructions 

Gift to Offset Roth IRA Conversion: In 2010, taxpayers had the opportunity to roll over tax deferred savings into a Roth IRA resulting in a short-term increase in declared income. A charitable deduction could help ease this larger tax bill.

Gift from your Donor Advised Fund or Private Foundation: Gifts from your Donor Advised Fund or private foundation can be made to support the organization as a whole or a program of your choice. 

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

Questions?  Contact:
Danielle Johnson
Development Director