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“Music provides a common bond of the highest value. I am inspired to support DCYOP because it creates an opportunity for young people from all walks of life to develop a love for music and experience togetherness through the universal value of music.”
Dr. Rodrigo Hurtado, DCYOP Board Member

Donate Now

The DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) is proud to offer high quality, ensemble-based music education to more than 500 students through its main site program at Eastern High School as well as the Children’s Orchestra and Pre-Orchestra projects. Your gift allows DCYOP to provide its main site programming for as little as $25 per semester, dependent upon family income and size.

Here is how your gift can make an impact today:

$75      Supports a group lesson for three young musicians

$150    Supports the purchase of a new orchestral part with works

$300    Supports the recording of one Youth Orchestra concert

$600    Supports one night of Tuesday music class for 50 students

$1200  Supports one advanced student for an entire year of music education at DCYOP

$3000  Supports 100 intermediate students to perform a free concert at THEARC

Donate Online

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Donate by Mail

You can send a contribution directly to DCYOP through the mail. Our address is:

DC Youth Orchestra Program
1700 East Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20003

Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

Many employers encourage employees to donate to nonprofit organizations by matching charitable contributions. You can check with your employer’s Human Resources Department for information on your employer’s specific matching gift program. Simply complete the matching gift form provided by your employer and send it to DCYOP with your contribution. This is a great way to increase the impact of your gift!

DCYOP is also a member of the United Way of the National Capital Area’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – a workplace giving campaign that gives employees the opportunity to support eligible nonprofit organizations. To support DCYOP through the United Way use CFC #88347 or United Way #763961.

In-Kind Gifts

DCYOP welcomes in-kind donations of new or gently used music instruments for our Children’s Orchestra Project. One of the major barriers for families is the cost of renting an instrument which can be more than the tuition. If you are considering making a donation, please contact our Development Director at maya@dcyop.org or 202-698-0123 ext 703 before sending the instruments to make sure your donation can be matched to a student and to set up a delivery time.

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of stocks and securities can be made with your broker’s assistance. Simply request your broker to transfer the stated number of shares electronically to the DCYOP using the details below:

DCYOP Wells Fargo Advisors Account #: 2606-6671

DTC#: 0141

Advisor’s Contact Phone: 410-727-8400 or 800-638-0626

Address: 250 West Pratt Street, 23rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201

Corporate Sponsorship

Your company can partner with DCYOP by supporting DCYOP’s annual fund, underwriting a specific program (Children’s Orchestra; Pre-Orchestra Project; Summer Program), or sponsoring a free concert.


Bequests – a gift that costs nothing now

Please consider including a gift to the DC Youth Orchestra Program in your will or estate plans. Your future gift could make a significant difference to the program’s ability to offer the best musical instruction to hundreds of DC area students during their K-12 years.

DC Youth Orchestra Program is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN 52-6059783


Gifts through Retirement Plans

If you are age 70 ½ or above, you may have a retirement plan that requires you to take a minimum distribution and pay income tax on the amount. You could make a wonderful gift to DCYOP through an “IRA charitable rollover” where you direct a gift of up to $100,000 from your retirement plan to the organization and avoid paying income tax in addition to supporting the young musicians of DC.

Also your retirement plan is generally the most heavily taxed asset in your estate. If you are charitably minded, designate all or a portion of your retirement plan as a bequest to support DCYOP thereby avoiding taxes while leaving other assets for family members.

For more information, please contact Development Director Maya Weil at maya@dcyop.org or 202-698-0123 ext 703


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DCYOP 8.31.15 Audited Financials 

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