Donate to the LYO

Online contributions are greatly appreciated.  You can charge a gift of any amount to most bank cards or to PayPal. Click the Donate button to begin a secure transaction. 


If you prefer, you can also set up a monthly recurring donation charged to PayPal. Recurring payments with selected corporate matches are possible through Benevity.

Gifts via check or donor advised fund payments may be mailed to:

Louisville Youth Orchestra

P.O. Box 997

Louisville, KY 40202

The Louisville Youth Orchestra has met the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a BBB Accredited Charity. View the LYO’s full charity report.

The LYO depends on the generosity of patrons like you to make programming possible. In an organization of our size, any gift from an individual, foundation, or business can truly make an impact. To learn more about giving opportunities, season or concert sponsorships, or recurring giving, please contact LYO Executive Director Alissa Brody at or 502-896-1851.

The Louisville Youth Orchestra sincerely thanks the following individuals, foundations, and businesses for their support of our 63rd season in 2021-2022.

Symphony ($10,000 +)

Fund For The Arts

Kentucky Arts Council

Metro Louisville Government


Concerto ($5,000-$9,999)

The Cory Foundation

Ed Klein

Paul and Judy Shoemaker


Fanfare ($1,000-$4,999)

Jim and Ginger Welch Charity Fund

Mary R. Harville ^

Ben Keeton

Evelyn Loehrlein and Sidney King

Parent Network

Republic Bank *

Kyle and Katherine Vaughn

Vaughn Pettit Legal Group PLLC


Rhapsody ($500-$999)

Dr. Thomas and Amanda Altstadt +

Lori Ball–Torus Investments LLC +

Drs. Timothy and Tracilia Beacham +

Justin and Kristen Bouchard +

Scott Carothers

Brent Garrett and Glenda Marker

Dr. Jimica Howard 

Mary Alice Keeton

Sang Y. Park and Minjung Ko +


Janet Leon and Imad Makdah +

John McCall

Ben McClave

Northrup Equine, Dr. Foster Northrup

Megan Renwick and Norm Epley

Ty and Mary Richardson +

The Vessels-Conrad Charitable Gift Fund

Evelyn and Ronald Vaughn

The Yu Family +


Harmony ($250-$499)

Anonymous (1)

ApotheCARE Pharmacy IV/Janice and Gary Hamm

Joe and Panaena Bina +

Sarah Binford

Jessica Caballero

Charles and Rebecca Christensen +

The Caroline Christian Foundation

Sharon David, honoring Sophia and Daphne Altstadt

Kimberly Guelda

Bruce and Donna Livers +

Darlene Livers +

Phil and Stephanie Martin

Russell and Terri Saunders

Ray and Jessica Schaaf

Dale Skaggs

Mark and Heather Willis +

Melanie Vittitow +

Melody ($100-$249)

Anonymous (3)

Teddy Abrams

Selcuk Arkun

Joseph Blitzko

Dr. and Mrs. John J. Buchino

Terrie Burgan

Swapna and Manoj Chandran

Sonya Cook

Tom and Janice Donan

Nancy Adams Drye

Gene P. Gardner

Mrs. Thelma G. Gault

June Hampe

Theresia Hartz

Rodney Henderson

Christine Loehrlein

Robert M Lukes and Anita Goetz

Ruth Ann Meade

Jeff and Mary Afton Payne

Kristina Richards

Michael Rihn

Mary and Joseph Rotella

Marcia and Bruce Roth

Ellen and Max Shapira

Camille Wagner

Michelle Winters


Prelude (up to $99)

Anonymous (4)

Erin Adams

Carolyn Altstadt

Bonnie Avery

Baird Foundation

Elizabeth Bell

Heather Bell

The Biggs Family

Amy C. Britton

Amber Burke

Libbi Caines

Martha Cockerel

Anne Crutcher

April Dannelly-Schenck

Prelude, continued (up to $99)

David Darst

Janet Day

Brian Gatewood

JuliAnna Hannig

Ms. Dorcas S Harris

Brigitte Heppermann

Samantha and Todd Hester

Helen and Dennis Hogan

Colin Holter

Dawn Howard

David Jones

Chuck Keeton

Evan Keeton

Katie Kmetz

Emily Krasinski

Drs. Cecilia Huerta-Lauf and

Adrian Lauf

Chris Lerner

Christy Livers

Linette Lowe

Rhonda Towler Lyons

Carter Martin

Laura Martin

Reed and Jan Martin

Scott L Meyer Jr

Andrew Miller

Parocco Family

Rhonda Payne

Liz and Timothy Popham

Jayaram Ravishankar

Diane Rowley

Olivia Sargent

Milan Savkovich

Hannah Schardein

Jonah Sorenson

Todd and Leslie Swanson

Suzanne Thornberry

Colin Vaughn

Evan and Laura Vicic

Madelyn and Paul Walker

JP Ward

Joseph Lord and Brandy Warren

Paula Wright

Lauren Zachry-Reynolds


In-Kind Services and Partnerships

Robert J. Crook, Small Business Solutions, LLC

Gheens Foundation

Instrumental Partners

Kentucky Performing Arts

Louisville Ballet

Louisville Collegiate School

Louisville Orchestra

Louisville Public Media

Youth Performing Arts School

+ Family sponsorships

* One Child/One Year sponsorship 

^ Fund For The Arts Partnership Gift