About your donation

How do I make a donation?

At this time, the easiest way to give is through the electronic donor link shown above. If you would like to donate by check, please make it out to "Washington Young Sinfonia" and post it to:

Matthew Reese

c/o The Peabody Institute

1 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

In the future, we hope to be able to receive multiple manner of donations, including gifts of stocks and gifts through Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Setting this up takes time and we are grateful of your support and patience! For now, please help us by using the electronic donor link above; every donation, large or small, is crucially important and deeply appreciated!

Is the Washington Young Sinfonia a not-for-profit institution?

Yes! The Washington Young Sinfonia was approved on 6 December 2019 as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation in the District of Columbia.

Is the Washington Young Sinfonia registered with the IRS?

Yes! WYS has received its EIN (Employer Identification Number, 84-3891807) from the IRS, which has allowed us to open a bank account and begin fundraising.

Is the Washington Young Sinfonia a 501(c)3 organization?

Not yetbut, our Board is currently completing our Application for Recognition of Exemption with the IRS, which goes in 24 December 2019.

Will my donation be tax-deductible?

If and when the IRS application is approved, we will be able to write to our donors with another letter of confirmation. (Not-for-profit organizations have 27 months from the date on which they begin activities to apply for Recognition of Exemption. It is standard practice for organizations to begin fundraising while their application is under review. For more on this, you can read about the process through the IRS website HERE).

What if I prefer to donate after WYS has officially received its 501(c)3 status?

We would be delighted to have your support in the new year!

What does my money go to?

Donations support WYS as it pays for occasional rehearsal venue rental, pays staff overtime costs at New York Ave Presbyterian Church, pays a select number of young professional section leaders for their work, prints programs, pays for its website upkeep, and covers other associated costs.

Where can I get more information about WYS and its work?

Contact us at contact@wysinfonia.org or call +1 (240) 463-7338

I am having difficulty with the embedded form on this website. Can I access it elsewhere?

Yes! https://donorbox.org/washington-young-sinfonia-startup-campaign

Interested in donating your time and expertise to WYS? -- we would love to have you! Please write an e-mail to contact@wysinfonia.org