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Major Supporters

Major Supporters Nyys

Major Supporters

The New York Youth Symphony is grateful for the generous support

The New York Youth Symphony is grateful for the generous support from the following foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individual donors. These listings include contributions received between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

Nyys National Endowment For The Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

Support for the New York Youth Symphony Composition Program has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Nyys Nyc Cultural Affairs

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Nyys Ny Council On The Arts

New York State Council on the Arts

Programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Nyys Aaron Copland Fund

Aaron Copland Fund

The NYYS Composition, Musical Theater Songwriting, and First Music programs have been made possible, in part, with support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

Nyys American Orchestras Futures Fund

American Orchestras' Future Fund

NYYS's Pipeline to Success is supported by the American Orchestras' Futures Fund.

Nyys Ruth Leonard Mandel Memorial

Ruth & Lenard Mandel Memorial

Get-On Music, a project to bring students from New York City's diverse neighborhoods to performances and to meet the musicians has been made possible in memory of Ruth and Lenard Mandel.

Nyys Joseph F Mccrindle Foundation

Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation

Performances for Special Audiences, bringing music to children with special needs, has been made possible through the generosity of The Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation.

Major Supporters



  • Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation
  • Albert Eisenstat
  • The Ford Foundation
  • Peter Cott and Kenneth Leedom
  • William and Sandra Kapell
  • The Anna Maria & Stephen Kellen Foundation
  • The McCutchen Foundation
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
  • NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • The Henry Nias Foundation
  • American Orchestras' Futures Fund
  • Rima Vargas-Vetter and Paul Ukena
  • The Vilcek Foundation, Inc.


  • Anonymous*
  • Bettina Buss and Oliver Jakob*
  • Leslie and Johanna Garfield
  • The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
  • Peter L. Kend & Katherine S. Wehrle Kend
  • Robert J. Levine and Joan Mirviss-Levine
  • Phyllis and Slade Mills
  • Susan and Kanti Rai
  • The Rea Charitable Trust
  • The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
  • The Ted Snowdon Foundation
  • Christine van Itallie
  • Marica and Jan Vilcek


  • Cecile Antier and Pascal-Louis Perez
  • The ASCAP Foundation
  • The Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
  • John and Peggy Jacobs Bader
  • Bessemer Trust
  • Jacob and Etty Bousso
  • The Bridgemill Foundation
  • Benson and Marcia Chapman
  • The Clinton Family Fund
  • Rhea Graffman Cohen
  • Hal Coon
  • The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
  • David and Camille Dibble
  • Michael and Meredith DiYanni
  • Eileen Sollar Eisen
  • Melissa Eisenstat and Jonathan Blau
  • Barbara E. Field and Seth Dubin
  • Jephson Educational Trusts
  • Michael and Norma Katz
  • Sung Yoon and Alex Kim
  • Nancy Lee*
  • Sarah Lee and Dave Stanke
  • Michael and Vanessa Marquez*
  • Craig Moore
  • Ruth Pachman and Don Fallati
  • Peter W. Park and Anita Szerszen
  • Robert and Amy Poster
  • Ajay Rai and Aparna Saha
  • Michael and Anne Ro*
  • Ian C. Schaefer
  • Sarah I. Schieffelin Residuary Trust
  • The Specter Family Foundation


  • Anonymous
  • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation
  • Liza and Joe Catino
  • Magda Cruz and Carlos Sevillano
  • The Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University
  • Fiduciary Trust Company International
  • Arlyn and Edward L. Gardner
  • Clare Garfield and Peter Lusardi
  • Integrated Film Industries
  • Jed Garfield and Karen Kodsi
  • Leona Kern
  • Siqi Mou and Derek Zhao
  • New Music USA
  • The Quintessential
  • Carla Solomon and Nino Magliocco
  • Paul Segal and Christine Flynn
  • Robert and Sissy Von Ancken
  • The Helena Segy Foundation
  • Robert H. and Joann Yunich

* NYYS Parent

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