The Transforming Lives Fund is an unrestricted fund managed by the TYMC Board of Directors. Contributions to this fund are used where the need is greatest and/or to create new and innovative ways to deliver music education. Most recently, the Transforming Lives Fund was used to launch a new Summer Music Education program, to help combat Covid’s negative educational impact on underserved youth. A gift to the Transforming Lives Fund ensures TYMC’s brand of music education stays relevant in the context of today’s environmental, economic, and social challenges.
Gifts to this fund are used to support expenses associated with specialized instruction, such as classroom support, books, study guides, and performance opportunities. A gift of $1,800 will cover the average cost of providing a student with music lessons for one school year.
Gifts to this fund are used to support teachers throughout the school year, including the acquisition of teaching tools, technological support, and other resources necessary to stay current with music education techniques and advances. This fund also ensures proper resources for activities such as the highly competitive process of teacher recruiting and retention, curriculum planning, and student evaluation. A gift of $5,200 will cover the average cost to support a teacher throughout the school year.
The TYMC instrument and equipment inventory includes more than 400 violins, keyboards and pianos, guitars, flutes, trumpets, drums, clarinets, saxophones, trombones, cellos, harps, marimbas, related music equipment, and supplies for a fully functioning choir. Our instruments are highly prized but over time, become well-worn. Although the cost of instruments varies widely, a gift to the Instrument and Equipment Fund strengthens TYMC’s ability to bring instruments to good working order, purchase or rent new or upgraded instruments when feasible, and surround students with proper supporting equipment and technology.
Capital support is applied to the acquisition or maintenance of fixed assets, such as facilities, land, and vehicles.