Ways of Giving

 Celebrating 85 Years of Youth Music! 

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

2020 VISION for the FUTURE CAMPAIGN

After 85 successful years, ESYO is launching a new campaign to expand our reach and bring children the joy of making music far into the future. Through an unprecedented matching gift challenge, our goal is to substantially increase our endowment and build a solid foundation for decades to come. Our focus is clear: a bright and secure future for the youth musicians of our community. Yes! I want to help meet the endowment match to reach $150,000 by Dec 1, 2019!

LEGACY GIVING

  • ESYO ENDOWMENT FUND: 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. 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 gift. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • PLANNED GIVING (bequests, gift annuities, IRA contributions, stocks, real estate): 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 receive cost-saving advantages, including tax benefits. Strategic selection of the most appropriate gift vehicle can lead to a far more significant contribution to ESYO than ever envisioned. 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. Contact ESYO at 484-0473 today, or email barbara@ESYOrchestras.org  to discuss your gift.

PROGRAM SUPPORT

  • GENERAL DONATIONS: There are several levels of giving. Donors receive recognition in each concert program. 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.). Make a donation today!
  • BECOME A SOSTENUTO DONOR: Monthly contributions are a convenient and easy way to provide a reliable source of support for ESYO. Each month, we will automatically charge your card for your desired donation amount. You may opt out of monthly gifts at any time.
  • CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP: By becoming a corporate sponsor, you will be branding your business along side a widely respected and recognized ESYO. There are many levels of sponsorships available depending on the size and needs of your company.Your support serves a crucial need because it provides many children, especially those from low-income families, with their first opportunities to make music. Partner with Us
  • ADVERTISING: Advertise your business in an ESYO concert program! Information on size and price available upon request. Advertise with ESYO!
  • MUSICAL CHAIR SPONSORSHIP ($75 per sponsorship, per year): Sponsors receive a listing in concert programs under their musician’s name and in the donors section, and a ticket to any ESYO concert!  Sponsor a musician(s) or favorite instrument today!

 OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

  • OREGON CULTURAL TRUST: Take advantage of the tax credit that you can receive by making a gift to both ESYO & 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 tax credit! Let’s celebrate Oregon culture together! Visit their website at https://culturaltrust.org/get-involved/donate/or call 503-986-0088.
  • eSCRIP: This program makes supporting ESYO easy without costing an extra cent! Visit www.escrip.com to register, then choose Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras as the organization you’d like to support! It’s that simple!
  • AmazonSMILE: Do you shop online at Amazon.com? Sign up for AmazonSmile today and designate ESYO ! It couldn’t be more simple! You shop. Amazon gives! Start Shopping!
  • Fred Meyer Community Awards:Just link your Rewards Card to ESYO by following the link below. Link your Rewards Card Now! You’ll need an online Fred Meyer account to do this – sign up now! Don’t have a Rewards Card? You can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.