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Hawaii Youth Symphony, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization organized under the laws of the State of Hawaii, encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to HYS for purposes that will help HYS to further and fulfill its mission. Our Federal Tax ID is 99-0119771. Thank you for your support of Hawaii Youth Symphony!

Easy Ways to Give:


  • Donate now to the Annual Fund
  • Shop at Amazon via AmazonSmile – a percentage of all sales will be directed to HYS!

By mail:

Send a check, payable to “HYS” or “Hawaii Youth Symphony” to 1110 University Ave. Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96826-1598

By phone:

Call HYS at (808) 941-9706 with your credit card information. We accept MasterCard, Visa, AmEx, and Discover!

Thank you for your support!    

Annual Giving Milestones


September: The NOTEworthy Challenge

During the month of September, the George Mason Fund provides a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $15,000! Send a check to HYS or donate online, and we’ll make sure your gift is counted towards the match.
Additionally, “GiveAloha” donations (up to $249) made at Foodland or SackNSave registers can also be matched by the Western Union Foundation! At Foodland, use code #77060 so that your donation will make its way to HYS. (If you donate via GiveAloha, please send HYS a copy of your receipt so we can properly acknowledge you!)



November: He Makana O Na Mele: The Gift of Music Gala Fundraiser

Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom

Na Mele will celebrate its 53rd season, honor Maestro Henry Miyamura, and perform with guest artist KEOLA & MOANALANI BEAMER! The ballroom will be filled with heart-pumping classic island songs and the awesome backing of our top orchestra, Youth Symphony I. The fundraiser’s proceeds support programs across our whole organization.
Table sponsorships and Silent Auction donations begin in July/August. 



DecemberYear End Gifts to the HYS Annual Fund

HYS appreciates gifts made at the end of the calendar year. The year in which a deduction can be taken depends upon the date of the gift, which the IRS defines as the date when the donor irrevocably surrenders control of the gift. In order to comply with IRS guidelines, HYS must adhere to the following:

  • Gifts Made By Mail: Postmark date on/before Dec. 31
  • Gifts Delivered: Date delivered
  • Gifts Made by Credit Card: Date charge authorized
  • Gifts Made by Electronic Transfer: Date completed by bank
  • Physical Securities: Date delivered in negotiable form
  • Brokerage Accounts: Date entered into charity’s account