Ways to Give!

Celebrating 87 Years of Youth Music! 

We depend on the generosity of this community to help us continue to serve the young musicians of the area. Program fees only pay a portion of the unique music education program and experience we offer. Donate below to provide pivotal core support to our musicians, staff and coaches! 

Support Our Coaches! Our professional music coaches give students individual instruction on their instrument and extra attention during sectionals. For online learning, this has been key to keeping youth musicians engaged and actively playing!  Your gift will help students continue to receive this critical piece of our online music education. Pick your favorite instrument or orchestra!

  • $750 – $1,000 – Sponsor a portion of a virtual concert, produced by professionals.
  • $500 – Support a music coach for one month – choose your favorite instrument!
  • $300-$400 – Give a scholarship to a deserving young musician in one of our orchestras.
  • $150 – Buys a case of ten music stands and other equipment for students.
  • $100 – Help one or more beginners by gifting their “String Academy Package,” which includes instrument rental and music book.
  • $75 – Sponsor a “virtual musical chair!” Choose a student or your favorite instrument.
  • Any amount helps!

ESYO is a 501(c)3 organization. All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law. Donate securely and anonymously the following ways:

  1. Via Paypal or Credit Card:
  2. By mailing a check to: ESYO, PO Box 5666, Eugene, OR 97405
  3. Or just call our office! 541.484.0473

Please call 541.484.0473 or email clarissa@esyorchestras.org if you have any questions! 

On behalf of our young musicians and their families,
Thank You! 

Have you seen our special virtual Winter Concerts?  Just go to ESYO’s YouTube Channel to see how our orchestras are playing “together while apart,” and hear our conductors and coaches talk about the experience of online music. It is a joy to watch!

2020-21 Bright Musical Horizons: 
Endowment Giving for the Future of Youth

Through multiple generous matching gift challenges, our goal has been to substantially increase our endowment and build a solid foundation for decades to come. No matter what the future holds, we want to ensure ESYO can continue supporting bright futures for our youth musicians.

Donations made for the 2020 endowment campaign went twice as far with the dollar-for-dollar $25,000 matching challenge from our founder’s grandson (increased from the initial $15,000)! Thank you to those who contributed to this incredible opportunity!

Though we met our match, the future of youth music still needs your support! We invite you to support our young musicians and the future of youth music enriching our community. A gift of any amount will add your name to our Sostenuto (“Sustaining”) Supporters list.

Head to our Donorbox page to watch our video, featuring fantastic ESYO alumni and current youth musicians!

You can donate securely and anonymously the following ways:

  1. Through our Endowment Giving page: donorbox.org/esyo-bright-musical-horizons
  2. By mailing a check to: ESYO, PO Box 5666, Eugene, OR 97405
  3. Call our office to donate over the phone: 541.484.0473

When donating from Donorbox, please consider adding the cost of processing fees so that 100% of your gift goes to ESYO.

Your gift today supports our youth tomorrow – and a legacy of music for our community!

Please call the 541.484.0473 or email clarissa@esyorchestras.org if you have any questions!

Thank you!


  • 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 541-484-0473 or email development@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 541-484-0473 or email development@esyorchestras.org to discuss your gift.


  • 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 DAL SEGNO 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!


  • 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! Don’t have a Rewards Card? You can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.