Support / Giving


The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra has enjoyed over 85 years of continuous community support. We hope our mission and our music will inspire you to join our many generous donors. As a non-profit society, the VYSO depends on generous donations from people like you to provide accessible, high-caliber orchestral training for young musicians, and foster an enduring love of music in the community.

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General Donation

Giving programs

There are many ways you can support the VYSO Endowment Fund:

  • Make a cash donation through the VYSO office or the Vancouver Foundation.
  • Make a donation through CanadaHelps.
  • Make a bequest. Your estate will receive a donation receipt for the value of the gift.
  • Name the Vancouver Foundation/VYSO Endowment Fund as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. This entitles the donor to a current donation receipt on the cash surrender value of the policy, and further receipts on payment of subsequent premiums. It allows a significant future gift at an affordable current cost without reducing the donor’s estate available to family and friends.
  • Donate publicly traded securities. Excellent tax benefits are available if you transfer ownership of securities to the VYSO Endowment Fund.
  • Donate gifts in kind, such as real-estate, artworks and jewellery, and receive a donation receipt for their fair market value.
  • Gift your RRSP or RRIF tax-free.
  • Provide a Charitable Gift Annuity – ideal for people over 70 – to allow you to give a substantial gift to the VYSO and receive periodic income payments in return.

There are a number of significant tax incentives available to donors and it is recommended that you discuss making any significant gift with your legal and financial advisors to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit possible.

VYSO is a registered charity. Our Charitable Donation Number is: BN 119282408 RR 0001.

2016-2017 Supporters

Bursary Award / Scholarships

Amy Dundas Head Memorial Fund
Margitta Krebs Bursary Fund
Lightburn/van den Bos Scholarship Award


Alan and Gwendoline Pyatt Foundation
Chan Endowment Fund at the University of British Columbia
Christopher Foundation
Deux Mille Foundation
Lohn Foundation
The Hamber Foundation
Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation

Platinum Sponsor (2014 – 2017)

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Silver+ Sponsor (2016-2017)

Odlum Brown Limited

Silver Sponsor (2016-2017)

Magnolia Communications Ltd.
Onni Group
Anyload Transducer Co. Ltd.

Bronze Sponsor (2016-2017)

E-Fusion Technologies Inc.
Tom Lee Music

Media Sponsor

Catalyst Agents


Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Gloucester Cafe
Lush Cosmetics Park Royal
Raku Japanese Head Massage
Tangram Creamery
TD Bank Group – Community Relations
Greenheart Treewalk and UBC Botanical Garden


Individual Donations (2016 ~)

Gordon Cherry
Laura Cottle
Andrew Dawes
Mar-Sachs Family
Judith Fraser
Gary Gui
Domagoj Ivanovic
Hee Jeong Kim
Lily Liu
Ronald Milne

Akira Nagai
Beth Orson
Weiya Qian
Jim Peerless
George Shipley
Bruno Wall
Stephen Wilkes
Fan Yao


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2015-2016 Member Donations

Frans Ang
Vivian Butler
Bettina Cenerelli
Bernard Chan
Siu Hung Chan
Mu-Hong Chen
Fu-Yung Chiu
Donghyuk Cho
Steve Creighton
Richard Froese
Loretta Fung
Bixia Ge
Wenshao Guan
Yong Gui
Gary Han
Charley Han
Michele Harding
Jie Jade He
Shu-O Hsu Liu
Li Hui Hu
Rong Rong Hu
Xiao Hong Huang
Steven Huang
Eun Joo Jang
Bu Hoo Joo
So Yeon Kim
Jin Wook Kim
Gerard Kim
Yoo Hee Koo
Ja Hyun Koo
Rita Kwan
Rita Lago
Hui-Wen Lai
Nora Lee
George Lee
Mi-Sun Lee
Jian Li
Hong Tao Li
Sarah Li
Qun Lian
Xiao Lei Liang
Yuan Liang
Chin-Yuan Liao
Hsueh Jen Liao
Hans Lin
Xin Tao Liu
Teresa Lo
Ling Lu
Florence Luo
Yun Long Luo
Dermot MacCarthy
James Malmberg
Rola Masri
Andrea Mead
Pauline Mehrabi
Gladys Monagan
Jorma Neuvonen
Eric Ng
Eric Ong
Jing Ru Ouyang
Karla Pederson
Yan Qi
Stephanie Rhone
Mee Hee Ruy
Jung Sup Shim
Evelyn Siy
Hwang Soo Son
Marnie Stickley
Lynn Stothers
Jurong Sun
Eric Szeto
Paul Thom
Elena Tieu
Laurinla Tran
James Tsai
Patrick Wai
Hao-Chih Wang
Li Min Wang
Gang Wang
Yongling Wen
Helen Wong
Seung Kyun Woo
Kuo-Hui Wu
Yizheng Wu
Yang-Lin Wu
Yun Song Xi
Zheng Jian Xu
Na Yan
Hong Yang
Joanna Yang
Hua Yang
Lian Hong Yu
Xiao Chuang Yu
Seiyul Yu
Jinmei Yuan
Yizhou Yuan
Su Zhang
Evian Zhao
Zhi Zhao
Kalvin Zhou
Zhi Jin Zhou