The GBYO is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose operating budget depends on major gifts from both individuals and corporations to ensure that the youth orchestra experience is accessible to all qualified musicians, regardless of their financial ability.  Always seeking to broaden its community sponsorship base, the Youth Orchestra Foundation welcomes phone calls regarding sponsoring of its two orchestras,  the GBYO and GBYSO, their concerts and activities. Contributions may also be made by printing the form below and mailing.


Call 716-649-4023, Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

Sponsor a Musician

Show your support by Sponsoring a Musician. Your name or company will be listed in our program.

Simply fill out the Musician Sponsorship form,  make your donation payable to GBYO, and mail.

The categories are:

Event Sponsor - $2,000

Director's Chair - $750

Concertmaster - $500

Principal chairs - $350

Individual section players - $250


Tour Scholarship Fund

Many Alumni have fond memories of our tours - both domestic and international.  In 2018 we are planning a Euroepan tour, and we'd like all students to have this opportunity, but too many simply can't afford it.

With your help, we'd like to build a tour scholarship fund to help those with financial needs have the same experiences that many Alumni have had.  If you can, a small donation of $50, $100 or $200 would go a long way to assist some of our musicians.

Please send any donations to GBYO Tour Scholarship Fund, 2637 Pleasant Ave., Lake View, NY 14085.

Make checks payable to GBYO.  All gifts would be greatly appreciated.


 Leave a Legacy

Depending on your financial situation, there are many ways to give other than cash amounts.  The GBYO is a member of Leave a Legacy which offers a convenient vehicle for making donations to worthwhile organizations or to make provision for them through estate planning.