Give the Gift of Music
At Metropolitan Youth Symphony, we believe that every child should have access to music, regardless of their skill level or financial ability. Your support allows us to provide the highest quality of teaching to all of our students, including low-income families supported by our tuition assistance program and students who have may not otherwise have the opportunity to play music, supported by our beginning strings program.
Ways to Give to MYS
Donate online to MYS with a one-time or recurring gift
Donate by Phone or Mail
Call the MYS office at 503-239-4566 to make a gift over the phone. Or use the form below to mail a gift to MYS.
Plan a gift for the future of MYS
MYS offers a Planned Giving Program for those interested in giving through financial and/or estate planning.
Make a gift using your IRA
Avoid taxes, fees, and other penalties by making a direct transfer from your IRA to Metropolitan Youth Symphony.
Gifts of Stock
Donate appreciated stock and realize increased tax benefits!
Donate with a matching gift
Many employers have a matching gift program where they will match a portion of your gift with a donation of their own. Intel, for example, will match 100% of your gift. Contact your human resources department to see if your employer has a matching gift program that you can donate through.
Donate to the Oregon Cultural Trust
When you make a matching donation to MYS, you get the entire matching donation back as a tax credit.
Why Music Matters
Research proves that music changes the way young people think. When young people participate in the arts, they are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement and they have better attendance, lower dropout rates, higher confidence, and stronger writing skills.
Music matters, here’s why:
- Music Lessons Enhance Brain Function in Disadvantaged Kids
- A Musical Fix for American Schools
- Read the Arts Education Navigator by Americans for the Arts
What I like about MYS is that it gives me a chance to play in a band, because I don’t have a school band. – Kaitlin, MYS student
Small Ways to Make a Big Impact
Donate when you shop at Fred Meyer by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to MYS (#92672)
Support MYS with AmazonSmile
Donate a vehicle with the CARS program
Donate an instrument or make an in-kind donation. Contact us for more information about our current needs.