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about our designated funds

Learn more about our designated funds

Like most youth orchestra programs, tuition and ticket sales only cover 50% of our total costs. We rely on financial contributions like yours to help us continue offering quality programs to our students. Your gift is 100% tax deductible, and very much appreciated. 

You may designate your donation to the following programs:

Annual Fund - Want to be a key player for MYS? Donate to the Annual Fund. We depend on these gifts for everything from renting concert and rehearsal spaces to buying music and providing top-notch conductors. Make a contribution

Laureano Legacy Fund - Established to honor Claudette and Manny Laurano for their 25 years dedicated service to MYS as Co-Artistic Directors. The fund provides special programming activities to foster artistic excellence and growth, as well as scholarships. Make a contribution.

Carissa Hayen Memorial Scholarship Fund - Carissa Hayen was a French horn player who passed away in 2000. Established in her memory, this fund provides scholarships for MYS students with financial need. Make a contribution.

Instrument Fund - This fund allows MYS to purchase the specialty instruments that MYS repertoire requires and provides students the opportunity to experience playing them. Make a contribution.

Mary West Memorial Scholarship Fund - This fund provides scholarships in memory of noted violin teacher Mary West, and may be used for private string instrument instruction, music camps or other continuing music education opportunities. Make a contribution

String Studio - Located at Folwell Performing Arts  Magnet School in Minneapolis, the MYS String Studio provides elementary students with complementary semi-private violin and viola instruction, as well as the use of instruments. Make a contribution.

Learn about more ways to support MYS here.

If you pay by check there are no credit card charges to MYS.  Just mail your check directly to MYS at: Minnesota Youth Symphonies, 790 Cleveland Ave. So., Suite 203, St. Paul, MN 55116. Please indicate on the check if you want your donation to go to a designated fund.