Since 1939, the PYO Music Institute has provided profound music education to the region’s most talented, dedicated, and deserving students. A legacy gift to the PYO Music Institute enables you to support our mission and make a transformative impact on future generations of musicians. 

Leaving a Gift in Your Will

You can help to ensure the future of access to excellent music education by leaving a gift in your will or estate plans. It’s as simple as adding a sentence or two leaving a specific amount or percentage of your estate to the PYO Music Institute. Leaving a gift in your will is a great way to make a significant contribution without affecting your current financial situation.

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Beneficiary Designations

You can designate Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (d/b/a PYO Music Institute) as a beneficiary for:

  • IRAs 
  • Retirement Plans
  • Donor-Advised Funds

Making a beneficiary gift is a simple process. We recommend that you call your plan administrator so they can direct you to the beneficiary page on their website. From there, it’s a simple process to add PYO Music Institute. Decide what percentage (up to 100%) you would like us to receive and name Philadelphia Youth Orchestra as the beneficiary. Please use our Federal Tax Identification number in place of a social security number: 23-6392235. Please consult with your tax advisor about the tax benefits of such gifts. 

If your estate plans already include a gift to the PYO Music Institute, we would love to acknowledge and thank you. Please contact Danielle Johnson, Development Director, at or 215-545-0502.