Making your donation go even further
Parents, Grandparents, Friends,
Matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. For example, if a donor works for Texas Instruments and donates $500 to GDYO, Texas Instruments will "double the donation" by writing a check for $500 to GDYO as well. Other companies, such as Bank of America, will match your volunteer hours with a donation. If you volunteer a certain number of hours, Bank of America will send the organization a check for $250. In both of these examples, there is paperwork or online forms to fill out.
It is a simple and easy way to make your donation or volunteer hours go further. You'll need to check with your employer to see if they have a matching gifts program and how it works (paper forms or online). Some companies will match gifts you have already made (within a certain time period), so go ahead and check today! If you have any questions about matching gifts, please contact the Amber Oosterwaal in the GDYO office.
Have you always dreamed of becoming a professional conductor?
Your dream may become a reality! GDYO will be holding a raffle to choose one lucky guest conductor who will be featured on our Holiday Magic concert. The chosen conductor will receive a mini-conducting lesson with Maestro Richard Giangiulio and the opportunity to take the podium in front of hundreds of adoring fans! Raffle tickets will be sold in the Meyerson lobby before the concert, and the lucky winner will be drawn just before intermission. The winner also gets to take home their baton as a memorial of their grand performance (with pictures to follow, of course)!
On December 18, 2013, at 7:30pm at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra will perform a holiday concert with the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas. The annual Holiday Magic concert features over 200 youth on the stage of the Meyerson. This concert will feature members of the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas and is a staple of the holiday season for many patrons. Selections will include: Waldteufel's Skaters Waltz, Rimsky-Korsakov's The Dance of the Buffoons from the Snow Maiden, and other holiday favorites, including a sing-a-long.