Designated gifts directly support the LYO mission.
The average cost for one year of participation in LYO is $1,500. This amount covers costs such as music, rehearsal hall rental, performance production, conductor salaries and scholarships. We pride ourselves on offering LYO membership at a very reasonable $495 - one of the lowest membership fees in the nation. This means we must rely on additional support to keep our organization economically viable. Your tax-deductible contribution goes directly toward providing a total musical experience for our members. A $500 donation receives four season tickets to all LYO concerts, a CD of all performances, and LYO Sponsor Family recognition listed on all concert programs. A $250 donation receives two season tickets to all LYO concerts, a CD of all performances, and LYO Sponsor Family recognition listed on all concert programs. See Online Forms for a Family Sponsorship Form.
A scholarship fund designed for financially at-risk LYO members. Any donation of $400 pays for one full year of membership for a deserving child. A donation of $600 pays for one full year of membership and one full year of private music lessons. Sponsors have their name (or their company's name) affiliated with the program and receive two free tickets to all concerts, one free CD of all performances, and a prominent listing in all programs for the year.
Endowed Chair Program
A program to endow selected chairs within the Symphony Orchestra of the Louisville Youth Orchestra. Patrons have their name (or their organization's name) permanently affiliated with the selected chair and receive free tickets to all concerts, free CDs of all performances, a prominent listing in all programs on a permanent basis, and press releases of the endowment. Cost of sponsorship is $25,000 for the Music Director’s chair, $10,000 for any principal chair, $5,000 for any non-principal chair.