Fundraising

Each family with one or more students in an SYS orchestra will be required to raise at least $200 during the 2024-2025 season for the organization. Our tuition fees would need to be raised significantly to meet our operating expenses without this fundraising requirement.

Please note that this minimum fundraising requirement is per family, not per student! Also, please realize that you are earning the net amount of products in order to raise $200. Any surplus funds raised (beyond the required minimum) will be credited to your family's fundraising account. You can use money from your fundraising account to pay for camp and tour expenses. Families that don't meet the required minimum will be billed for the remainder if not paid by May 15, 2025. SYS provides several opportunities for fundraising throughout the year:

• Holiday Fundraiser: Students and their families sell evergreen wreaths and other holiday items through the Sherwood Forest Farms website. for delivery around Thanksgiving. Details will be provided at the first rehearsal of the season. Students earn approximately 40% of the sale price that qualifies to meet the $200 fundraising requirement. Sherwood Forest Farms

• RaiseRight Gift Cards: This is a fundraiser that can be used throughout the year. Families buy gift cards through the RaiseRight program and spend them at participating retailers. These companies donate up to 20% of the gift card amount back to SYS. For example, you pay $50 for a $50 RaiseRight eGiftCard (plus a minimal .29 bank fee). If you order physical cards that are available for home shipping, shipping charges will apply. Your family's earnings are shown in the RaiseRight app. Raiseright Video: 6 Everday Ways to Earn with Gift Cards

• Spring Flower Power Fundraiser: Flower Power is an online fundraiser that takes place in the spring and offers quality bulbs and plants available from growers in Holland and the U.S. and offers an unconditional, 100% replacement guarantee. All items are shipped to buyers directly beginning in April. Students need to sell $400 to raise $200. Details will be made available in early spring. Flower Power Fundraising

• Donations: Students receive credit for 100% of all donations made in their name. Donors can make checks payable to SYS and should include the student's name on the memo line. We greatly appreciate all the hard work that students and their families put into these fundraisers. Tuition fees only cover about half of our ongoing expenses, so we need to rely on fundraisers to help close that gap. Your effort and contributions make a big difference!

SYS Office Location:
601 W. Maxwell Ave., Suite #1
Spokane, WA 99201

Mailing Address:
Spokane Youth Symphony
PO Box 9547
Spokane, WA 99209

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-2:30 pm
(or by appointment)

Phone: 509-448-4446
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