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!
($20,000 and up)
John Keal Music Co. Inc. +
New York State Council on the Arts
The Schenectady Foundation
Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
League of American Orchestras
Albany Medical Center
Hannay Reels, Inc.
The McCarthy Charities
The Mockingbird Foundation
Times Union +
Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust
M&T Charitable Foundation
O’Bryan Family Foundation
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Ann B. & Robert E. Patton Music Fund
The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region’s Barry Alan Gold Memorial Advised Fund
Alexandria Ashkar Tamburello Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc.
D’Addario Foundation Grant
Henry M. Butzel Family Foundation
New Music USA
Niskayuna Community Foundation General Fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region
Northeast String Orchestra
O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law
RBC Foundation Grant
Review Foundation, Inc.
Schenectady County Initiative Program
Suzanne Lake Scholarship Fund
The Carlilian Foundation
The Little Family Foundation
University at Albany Foundation
Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
WGY Christmas Wish Campaign
Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region-Shore Fund
GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Music Company Orchestra Inc.
Pearl Grant Richmans
Uno Restaurants LLC
The Women's Alliance, Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady
Cole’s Woodwind Shop +
Joyce Serbalik Choi Attorney at Law
NY State Music Fund
Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
The Etude Club of Schenectady
The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies
Verizon Matching Gift Program
(Up to $99)
Amazon Smile Foundation
Maggie’s Beauty Shop
Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Association
Swingtime Jazz Society
List represents gifts and pledges received July 1, 2017 to October 12, 2018.
+ Includes in-kind contributions
*The showcased sponsors logos above this section are reccurent or sizable sponsors/partners that have donated an upwards of $5,000.
+ includes in-kind donations