The League and what it means to you

The League of American Orchestras (The League) is an important institution in the life of an American symphony orchestra.  It is the umbrella organization that provides support and resources for all symphony orchestras in the United States, including youth orchestras.  The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards.  Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments.  Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners.  

GDYO is extremely fortunate to have Mr. Jesse Rosen, CEO of the League of American Orchestra, as our Honorary Chair of the GDYO Gala this year.


Matching Gifts

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.?subject=matching%20gift%20question">Amber Oosterwaal in the GDYO office.