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The pursuit of excellence is transformative. We know the extraordinary impact the ESYO Experience has on our young musicians, their families and their communities, and we are committed to making this experience accessible to all aspiring youth regardless of their ability to pay. We are also committed to keeping tuition costs low despite ever-rising costs. In fact, tuition dollars account for only 20% of the actual expense. This is why we ask for your support. Your contribution ensures access to exceptional musical experiences for everyone--no matter their circumstances.

Each gift leads to a tangible benefit: a more educated student, a better musician, a young person more skilled in collaboration and cognizant of the importance of community. Your donation is a wise investment in an optimistic future. What do your dollars support? Tuition waivers and private lesson subsidies; participation fees for tours, workshops and festivals; instrument subsidies, just to list a few. We depend on the generosity of individual donors, corporate sponsors, and granting organizations for more than one third of our total operating budget each season--that translates to over a half million in fundraising every year!

Supporting ESYO is an investment in...

The Creative Economy

Young Leaders

Vibrant Communities

The Future of Music

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A Big Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors & Community Partners

...and many more!

Big thanks to...

($20,000 and up)
New York State Council onthe Arts with
the support of Governor Andrew M.  Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature
John Keal Music Co. Inc.+ 
The Schenectady Foundation
Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

($10,000-$19,999)
Albany Medical Center
League of American Orchestras
The McCarthy Charities
The Mockingbird Foundation
Stewart's Shops/The Dake Family
Times Union+

($5,000-$9,999)
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
The Community Foundation for the
   Greater Capital Region's
   Ann B. & Robert E. Patton Music Fund
Community Foundation for
   the Greater Capital Region
Barry Alan Gold Memorial Advised Fund
Henry M. Butzel FamilyFoundation
M & T Charitable Foundation
The O'Bryan Family Foundation
Review Foundation Inc.

($1,000-$4,999)
AYCO
CDPHP
The Carlilian Foundation
The Community Foundation
for the Capital Region's 
Alexandria Ashkar Tamburello Charitable Fund
The Community Foundation for
   the Greater Capital Region Niskayuna Fund
D'Addario Foundation
GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program
The Little FamilyFoundation
New Music USA
Niskayuna Community Foundation for
the Greater Capital Region
Northeast String Orchestra
O'Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law
Pearl Grant Richmans
RBC Foundation Grant
Schenectady CountyInitiative Program
Suzanne Lake Scholarship Fund
University at Albany Foundation
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz,Edelman & Dicker LLP

($500-$999)
Music Company Orchestra Inc.
Price Chopper+
Rice Giving Fund
Uno Pizzeria & Grill

($100-$499)
Barclay Damon LLP+
Cole's Woodwind Shop+ 
Etude Club of Schenectady
Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
IBM International Foundation
Joyce Serbalik Choi Attorney at Law
NY State Music Fund
Regeneron Matching Gift Program
Swingtime Jazz Society
Veracity Soft Tissue and Spine
Verizon Matching Program
The Women's Alliance,
   Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady

(Up to $99)
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List represents gifts and pledges received
January 1, 2018 to March 12, 2019.

+ Includes in-kind contributions

 *The showcased sponsors logos above this section are recurrent or sizable sponsors/partners that have donated an upwards of $5,000.