Annual Gifts & Contributions

The Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon (YSSO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on annual gifts and contributions from individuals, business support, foundation and agency grants, Concert Series program advertising, Concert Season Partner (sponsor), Concert Series Partner (sponsor) funding and special events to help underwrite concert production, rehearsals/training and overall operations. Musicians pay a nominal annual tuition. All qualified musicians, however, may participate regardless of financial circumstances. The YSSO organization seeks support from individuals and foundations to help underwrite tuition waiver and lesson assistance for current YSSO musicians. Typically, the YSSO organization provides tuition assistance to 35-40 percent of the musicians each year. Click Annual Gift Form for a copy of the annual giving form.

Categories of Giving
Director's Circle $10000
Composer's Circle $5000
Musician's Circle $2000
Conductor's Circle $1000
Benefactor $500
Patron $250
Sponsor $100
Contributor $50
Associate $25

To request a remittance envelope, please click or call 541-858-8859, or click here for an Annual Gift Form (PDF). You may save this PDF file to your computer, complete it by typing into the form and print it, or you may print the form and complete it by hand. Mail the completed form and your gift to: YSSO, P.O. Box 4291, Medford, OR 97501.

Your gift will help sustain Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon performances, programs and initiatives, and help ensure access to high-quality affordable classical music concerts for citizens of all ages. Please consider the impact the YSSO organization has on young people and the cultural life of the region when considering your investment in the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon. A gift of any amount is appreciated. 

You may renew or upgrade your annual gift, give a gift in honor of a friend, family member or colleague, or become a new member at any Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon concert or by mailing a contribution to the YSSO organization. Members receive the twice-yearly YSSO newsletter, QuarterNotes. The Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon is a nonprofit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3) and contributions may be tax-deductible. Please consult a professional tax advisor for more information.