Phoenix Youth Symphony is a Phoenix Symphony Guild 501(c)(3) organization

Personal Giving

Support from individuals helps address the immediate needs of our programs and also ensures the future of the Phoenix Youth Symphony and classical music. We are convinced that the Phoenix Youth Symphony is one of the most positive forces in the Valley for our young people.

Your tax-deductible contribution is your strongest statement that you believe, as we do, in the value of these young musical ambassadors in our community and the future of classical music.

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Matching Gifts

Many employers will match your gift, thereby doubling or tripling your impact on PYS. Check with your employer to see whether it offers a matching gift program. Often times, you will be required to submit a form to your employer with your donation amount and the date you made your gift. Contact your employer about a Matching Gift.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your support of the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestral Training Program is important to the hundreds of talented young musicians who participate in the PYS Orchestral Training Program each year and the thousands who are privileged to enjoy their performances. For more information on how your organization can partner with PYS contact Richard Gardner, Treasurer.

Planned Giving

You can leave a legacy or leverage assets to make a substantial gift to PYS through gift planning. A planned gift can be as simple as inserting language into a will. There are also other planned giving options available such as designation of PYS as the beneficiary of your retirement plan or life insurance policy. We invite you to explore the Planned Giving icon below to learn more. A planned gift is an extraordinary demonstration of generosity and conviction.

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The Phoenix Youth Symphony Organization is largely a volunteer organization. We are successful because of all the wonderful people who give of their valuable time and talents to make it a great organization.

We are always looking for new people to come along side and give us a hand. If you are interested in investing your time in the lives of these deserving young people we can find a place for you to help.

Contact us today to volunteer!


The Phoenix Youth Symphony’s publishes an annual souvenir Season Program, viewed by over 1000 people and featuring the over 250 students from throughout Maricopa County who comprise the Phoenix Youth Symphony String Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, Symphonette Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and Youth Symphony. The program highlights the events and concerts throughout the season. Take this opportunity to promote your business and/or congratulate these exceptional young musicians.

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Fundraising Programs


Fry’s Community Rewards Program

Link your Fry’s VIP card to Phoenix Youth Symphony and PYS will receive a percentage of your purchases. It’s an easy way to support PYS!

PLEASE NOTE: Before you can link your Fry’s V.I.P card to an organization, you must have an email address.

STEP 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account
**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2

Go to

*Select “Register”
*Under sign-in information, enter your e-mail and create a password.
*Enter your Fry’s V.I.P. Card
*Select your preferred store
*Under community Rewards search for PHOENIX and select PHOENIX YOUTH SYMPHONY organization #T1053

STEP 2: Register for the Fry’s Community Rewards Program

*sign in and go to My Account
*edit Community awards
*search for Phoenix and select PHOENIX YOUTH SYMPHONY organization #T1053
*save changes and you should see Phoenix Youth Symphony under “Community Rewards” on your account

Amazon Smile:

Shop on Amazon and support Phoenix Youth Symphony (remember to login to your Amazon account at to ensure PYS gets the credit for your purchases.

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Our Supporters

The Phoenix Youth Symphony would like to thank the following corporations, foundations, businesses, for their generous support of the Orchestral Training Program, Music Memory Program and the Annual Young Musicians Competition and Scholarship Auditions.

Arizona Commission on the Arts

Freda Levine Scholarship Fund

Mandel Family Music Scholarship Fund

William L. & Ruth T. Pendleton Memorial Fund

Southwest Gas Corporation

Twilford Family Foundation

Ernest and Evelyn Sauer Charitable Fund