Please Help Us Transform the Lives of
Tucson's Youngest Musicians​

Nationally known music educator Cheryl Lavender said, “The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.” At the Tucson Youth Music Center, time spent learning to play and sing leads TYMC children to moments of musical success and dreams of a rewarding future that might not otherwise be possible.

We see these transformations every day in our music education charity.

With your financial support, the TYMC Board of Directors, teachers, and volunteers can continue to “create beautiful children.”

Please consider joining us in our mission to enrich the lives of underserved youth in the greater Tucson area through quality music education.

Many thanks for your kind consideration.

Dana Wier
Interim President and CEO
Loaned executive from Imwalle & Wier Strategic Consulting

Ways To Give

Private support is essential to the stability, survival, and growth of the Tucson Youth Music Center. TYMC fundraising priorities and giving opportunities are assessed against the TYMC Mission and Vision, industry standards in nonprofit music education, and feasibility.  The TYMC Board of Directors invites you to consider an investment in our students, our teachers and the TYMC potential to assist even more young people in their efforts to gain vital skills for future success. Together, we can help prepare tomorrow’s leaders meet the challenges we face as a community and as a society.

support TYMC

We want to extend our thanks to the many individuals and local businesses who have supported our music education charity at any level over the years. Below is a list of our most generous supporters. We are truly grateful for your contributions and look forward to working with you to bring the gift of music to the youth of Tucson.

Maestro's Circle

Annual gifts of $1,000 and more from fiscal years 2019-2021.
  • Todd Ackerman
  • Altrusa International of Tucson, Arizona Foundation
  • Arizona Commission on the Arts
  • Arts Foundation for Southern Arizona
  • Ed and Jan Booth and the Ed and Jan Booth Family Foundation
  • Pam and Rod Cleveland
  • CARES Art Commission
  • Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
  • Downtown Development Corporation
  • Jared Goss and Tony Diorio and Kodeak Digital Marketing Experts
  • Historical Preservation
  • Richard F. Hopkins
  • Imwalle & Wier Strategic Consulting
  • Ann Lancero
  • Humberto Lopez and the Lopez Family Foundation
  • Erv and Terri Mindes
  • Mark Mistler and BBVA Bank
  • The Lester and Roberta Smith Foundation
  • Southwest Foundation for Education
  • Spartan Armor Systems
  • Sun City Vistoso Rotary
  • Turbo Auto Transport
  • Granger Vinall and the Vinall Family Foundation
  • Patricia A. Young


Annual gifts of $999 from fiscal years 2020-202.

  • Elaine Baldwin
  • Georgia Bernheim
  • Thomas and Cheryl Delawder
  • Aime Dominguez
  • Doug “Fini” Finical
  • Rachel Fletcher
  • Gail Helen Gurney
  • Harrison Trust
  • Julia Martinez
  • Corinne Milton
  • Network for Good
  • Joy-Carol Page
  • Paula Palotay
  • Pampered Chef
  • Katrina Pappas
  • Carole Rhodes
  • Nancy Roberson
  • Timothy F. Ryan
  • Sandra Saufley
  • George Stewart and Spectrum Printing
  • Jan Sturges


Gifts of instruments, equipment, and service with values up to $999 and community partnerships.

  • Wayne Swan, Intertech Architectural Interiors
  • Assistance League of Tucson
  • Bank of America
  • Zita Bidleman-Owens
  • Beth Bradley
  • Ira Chute
  • Laura Danker and Shaffer & Danker CPA
  • Bob Davis and Tengo Realty
  • Donna Davis and Next Level Accounting
  • Renee Davis and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona
  • Susan Denis and Tierra Antigua Realty
  • Nancy Down
  • Pilar Fabula
  • Carla Fabris
  • Iris Flores
  • Isaac Flores
  • Israel Flores
  • Rick Gregson
  • Roxanna Hinton
  • Sandy Roberson
  • Cecelia Ruiz-Cuevas
  • Isabella Ruiz-Cuevas
  • Melissa Ruiz-Cuevas
  • John Wesley Miller
  • Coralie Nicol
  • Adan Rico
  • Phyllis Stevens
  • Maria Stewart
  • The Chicago Store
  • Rosie Walker
  • David Whitman
  • Lydia Wier
  • Daniel Worms