Ways of Giving

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras depends on the generosity of the community to help support our stellar programs! Program fees only pay a portion of what we offer to our area’s young musicians, and it is a unique music education program and experience! There are several ways to support ESYO, a 501(c)3 organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

The ESYO Endowment Fund

You can create a lasting legacy with a gift to the ESYO Endowment Fund. Your tax deductible contribution will be invested with the Oregon Community Foundation, one of the nation’s largest community trusts. When funds are invested, the principal remains intact for generations to come. Earned interest is returned to ESYO, which we use to offset annual operating expenses.

By contributing to the ESYO Endowment Fund, you can help guarantee that all children in our community, regardless of economic status, have access to musical opportunities that will not only give them a creative outlet, but also teach them discipline, teamwork and problem solving skills that they can carry with them throughout their lives. Contact ESYO at 484-0473 today, or email barbara@ESYOrchestras.org to discuss your ideal giving option.

Planned Giving
Both you and your family can benefit from making a gift to ESYO through planned giving. While the process is fairly simple, the long term impact is profound. ESYO offers several planned giving opportunities which allow donors to make larger contributions than are often possible through outright gifts. By making a planned gift to ESYO, a donor can make a commitment for the future and often receive cost-saving advantages, including tax benefits, today. All planned gifts support the ESYO Endowment Fund. Strategic selection of the most appropriate gift vehicle can lead to a far more significant contribution to ESYO than ever envisioned. Options include gifts made through appreciated stock, real estate, bequests, qualified retirement assets, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, retained life estates, memorial funds and named endowments. Bequests can be made in an exact dollar amount, as a percentage of the estate or by gifting the remainder of the estate once all other bequests have been fulfilled.

Please contact ESYO at (541) 484-0473 to discuss the details of the ideal gift structure to accomplish your individual goals and achieve the most optimal benefit for you and your family.

OREGON CULTURAL TRUST: Make matching gifts, get a tax credit! Take advantage of the tax credit that you can receive by making a gift to both ESYO & The Oregon Cultural Trust! If you make a gift to ESYO, then make a matching gift to the Trust by Dec. 31, you’ll get it back as a credit when you file your Oregon taxes! Let’s celebrate Oregon culture together! Visit their website at www.culturaltrust.org or call 503-986-0088.

MUSICAL CHAIR SPONSORSHIPS ($75 per sponsorship, per year): Individual sponsorship of the EYSO musician of your choice. Any individual, family, or business may be a sponsor of a chair. Sponsors receive a listing in concert programs under their musician’s name and in the donors section, and a ticket to any Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestra concert!

GENERAL DONATIONS: There are several levels of giving. Donors receive recognition in each concert program’s donors section. Donors may choose to give a restricted donation instead, designating the donation to a specific area of ESYO (i.e.: Scholarships, String Academy, Coaching, etc.) Please call our development office if you have questions about designated gifts! Gift levels in our program books are as follows:
Conductor $1,500+
Soloist $1,000-$1,499
Concertmaster $500-$999
Section Leader $100-$499
Musician $1-$99

IN-KIND DONATIONS: We accept in-kind donations for our annual silent auction . Please call the office at (541)-484-0473 for more information.

ADVERTISING: Advertise your business in an ESYO concert program! Information on size and price available upon request. Please email barbara@ESYOrchestras.org for more information.

CONCERT/SPECIAL EVENT SPONSOR: Do you have, or know of a business that would like to partner with ESYO and help build on our mission? Opportunities for sponsorship of our 80th Anniversary Season and 80th Anniversary Special Event are now available!  Sponsorship levels and included benefits are available upon request. Levels for season and concert sponsors are $1,500 – $10,000. Please contact our Development Office at barbara@ESYOrchestras.org.

eSCRIP: This program make supporting ESYO easy without costing an extra cent! Please visit www.escrip.com to register. Then choose Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras as the organization you’d like to support! Participating business partners will contribute a percentage of the purchases you make with the grocery loyalty cards, credit and debit cards you choose to ESYO. It’s that simple!

eScrip has also partnered with Amazon.com and use of this direct link to shop at Amazon.com (no need to register) and have your purchases benefit ESYO, through eScrip! Click on the button below:

Earn for Us - Shop Amazon Now!

AmazonSMILE:  If you shop online at Amazon.com, you can help support ESYO with your online shopping purchases! It couldn’t be more simple! You shop. Amazon gives!

  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to ESYO whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
  • AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Are you a Fred Meyer customer? Where Shopping & Giving Unite!


Support your favorite nonprofit just by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. We’re donating $2.5 million each year – up to $625,000 each quarter – to the local schools, community organizations and nonprofits of your choice. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer. You are now able to link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit by following the link below. Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping that organization earn a donation from Fred Meyer. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store. Link your Rewards Card Now! (You’ll need an online Fred Meyer account to do this. If you do not have your account signed up online, you may do so now, or sign up to support ESYO at a customer service location at your local Fred Meyer store!)

Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras