For 75 years, the Australian Youth Orchestra has been providing exceptional, life-changing opportunities for the best young musicians in Australia. From humble beginnings in 1948 to today, AYO has grown into a wide-reaching education and training organisation and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest youth orchestras.
Please consider making a gift to AYO. With your help, we can inspire the next generation of brilliant, young musicians and enable opportunities for participants for years to come.
We believe that talent should be the only criteria for participating in our programs. By making a gift to AYO today, you can help us:
- Sustain the quality and reach of unique pathways, by allowing us to allocate your gift where it’s most needed by supporting AYO Priorities
- Transform a young musician’s life and allow our most gifted musicians access to our programs through AYO Scholarships
- Empower young musicians with the opportunity to represent Australia as cultural ambassadors on the world stage on an International Tour
- Connect the country’s best young musicians with our leading music training program by supporting National Music Camp, Young Symphonists, and AYO seasons via our Orchestral Pathways
- Inspire participants and audiences alike to explore music in new and diverse ways by contributing to our Community Fund
- Create opportunities for every child to access quality music education in classrooms across Australia through the National Music Teacher Mentoring Program
We seek to ensure that young, talented musicians can participate in our programs, regardless of location or socio-economic background. By including us in your estate plans, you become a member of the John Bishop Circle and part of our musical legacy. Your commitment to AYO will have a lasting impact for generations to come. A bequest is testimony of your belief, trust, and love of AYO. There are several ways in which you can make a gift in your will.
Please contact Kimbali Harding (CEO) for a confidential discussion. Any gift, no matter the size, will make an enormous different towards the future of AYO and young musicians for generations to come.
Support from Trusts & Foundations goes to the heart of AYO – from sustaining our core activities and developing training programs, to ensuring access for young musicians from across Australia. In giving to AYO through your Foundation or PAF, you become a Program Partner and a crucial part of our successful training pathways. As a partner, you can help our participants discover, explore, and participate in life-changing musical and training opportunities.
Partnering with AYO enables you and your company to play an important role in advocating and providing musical excellence, education, and opportunities for the next generation. By becoming a Corporate Partner, you are demonstrating a commitment to future of music in Australia, and we invite you to celebrate excellence through a range of engagement opportunities.
The Richard Pollett Memorial Award has been established by Richard’s family and close friends in association with the Australian Youth Orchestra to honour his memory. Awards are made annually to provide support and encouragement to young violinists who display outstanding personal and musical attributes.
Richard Pollett will long be remembered as a musician of extraordinary depth. Richard touched many through his playing and his personality, and was an inspiration to all who knew and heard him. Read more about the Richard Pollett Award and its recipients here.
For more information on ways in which you can support our work, please contact a member of our Philanthropy team via (03) 8420 5710 or email@example.com.
AYO is a not-for-profit organisation. All donations over $2 are tax deductible under Subdivision 30A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. ABN: 42 004 355 739.