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Support the YSO through contributions or by attending our various fundraising events held throughout the year. No matter how many events you can attend or how modest your contribution might be, you help sustain a valuable cultural and educational resource in your community.
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Why Should You Give to the YSO?

The YSO has been an important part of our community for nearly 90 years. Beyond delivering lively performances that excite and entertain, the Symphony is a critical part of cataloging our history, of experiencing our present and looking toward the future. As a proponent of the arts and culture in York and our surrounding communities, we look forward each year to touching more members, inspiring more people through our mission.

As a member of the York and surrounding communities, we seek to continue to act in our important role as a valuable cultural and historical resource, to promote the importance of music in our daily lives as an enriching and educational advocate for music, to provide opportunities to youth in the community through music.

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Corporate Sponsorships

Turn one night of music into a season of marketing

The York Symphony is happy to provide an opportunity for you or your company to sponsor all or part of a concert. Sponsorship is a way to let the community know your commitment to the arts and, especially the York Symphony Orchestra.

Ask any one of our Corporate Sponsors! Sponsoring an evening’s performance can be a magical experience … a personalized on stage welcome, your logo up in lights, your company name on the Appell Center marquee, entertaining guests at a post-concert reception, meeting the Guest Artist and the YSO’s Conductor … it will be a night to remember. And while that night will end, the marketing won’t! You will continue to be applauded in the Program Book all season long, in addition to being included in an extensive marketing campaign that will give you many more chances to take a bow.

Interested in Corporate Sponsorship?

To discover how a program can be customized for your business, please contact Richard Brown at 717-825-2246 or rbrown@yorksymphon.org.

Sponsorship Benefits Include:

Complimentary Full page ad in season program book given to every concert patron


Verbal on-stage greeting to audience at sponsored concert


The opportunity to have your company’s name highlighted on the Appell Center’s marquee  prior to the sponsored concert.


Prominent signage displayed at the Concert Hall for the sponsored concert


Sponsor’s name and company logo printed in all promotional materials associated with the sponsored concert


Prominent recognition as sponsor on all  advertising for the sponsored concert


Heightened visibility of your business as corporate sponsor for the Symphony


Eight (8) complimentary tickets for the sponsored concert – Seated in the 2 Balcony Boxes 


Guaranteed right of first refusal for same sponsorship for the following year

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program


York Symphony Orchestra is an approved Educational Improvement Organization with five approved music educational outreach programs. These programs reach students from kindergarten through high school, throughout York City and County. A typical school year will have the YSO interact with more than 12,000 students.

Businesses of all types that pay taxes of varying types in Pennsylvania may seek to qualify for significant tax credits in support of YSO’s educational programs. Tax credits of 75% or as high as 90% with a two-year commitment may be available.

For example, a business applies for and receives approval for $100,000 of tax credits and then writes checks to five qualified organizations, such as the YSO. That $100,000 contribution would cost only $25,000 out of pocket. And, if the business commits to two years of similar payments, those two $100,000 contributions would cost only $10,000 each year.

Contact Richard Brown at 717-880-8896 or rbrown@yorksymphony.org.

** Of course, any interested businesses should seek professional advice when considering these kinds of commitments.**

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Legacy Giving

The Encore Society is made up of individuals who have advised us that they have included the York Symphony Orchestra or Chorus in their wills or other planned giving legal instruments. These special friends are truly committed to helping sustain YSO’s long term financial viability, and enable it to forever serve “The Greater York Community.”

Contact Richard Brown at 717-880-8896 or rbrown@yorksymphony.org.