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“The arts significantly boost student achievement, reduce discipline problems, and increase the odds students will go on to graduate from college. Arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders for tomorrow.” - Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education



Donate to Young Audiences

YA depends on the generous support of organizations and individuals to make arts-in-education services available to all children and educators. No gift is too small and every contribution will be acknowledged.
Please make checks payable to Young Audiences of Rochester, Inc. and mail them to us at 274 North Goodman Street, D242, Rochester, NY 14607.
1) Make an unrestricted financial gift
2) Make an restricted financial gift to:

  • Designated program or project
  • Create Rochester & Beyond: Equity-in-arts access initiative to provide financial assistance

3) Attend a special event or class
4) Become a member

Other Giving Options


  • Donate Online
  • Donate by Phone
  • Donate by Mail
  • Donate Stock
  • Donate Through Planned Giving Options

Donate Online

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Donate by Phone

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Donate by Mail

When mailing a check, please indicate your designation on the check's memo line. Send to:
Young Audiences of Rochester, NY
274 North Goodman Street, D242, Rochester, NY 14607


Donate Stock

Donors and brokers should contact Young Audiences for assistance with making a stock gift to the YA. We will need to know what stock you are sending, when you expect the gift to be made, and if there is a particular program you wish to benefit. To further ensure timely acknowledgement of the gift, donors or their transferring broker should notify YA by written correspondence for all securities transfers.
Donors and transferring broker may also communicate the following information at the time of transfer via e-mail,

  • Donor's name and complete address
  • Name and number of securities transferred
  • Name and contact info of brokerage house transferring shares
  • Date of the transfer
  • Whether donor would like to remain anonymous

Note: According to IRS regulations, the date on which the stock changes ownership (transferred electronically) is the actual date of the gift. This must occur on or before December 31st for the donor to be eligible for a tax deduction in that year.

Donate Through Planned Giving Options

Planned giving creates opportunities for both Young Audiences of Rochester and our donors. Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are many options from which you may choose. The correct plan for you balance what you wish to accomplish for yourself, your family, and your charitable interests in your overall estate and financial plans.