Jen Goade

Jen Goade's Fundraiser

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Donate to NOTES 2023 today!

By supporting the NOTES campaign, YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$531 towards $600

Dear Friends and Family,

My name is Allison Goade. This is my 6th year playing the viola with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestras (EYSO). The EYSO is collecting donations as part of our annual fundraising campaign called NOTES. We even have a cool saying, we write notes, so that we can make notes, so we can play notes! This campaign runs from January 22 to March 26. With a goal of $54,500, the purpose of the campaign is to help keep EYSO tuition affordable for all aspiring young musicians such as myself. NOTES encourages EYSO families to collect donations from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors--and you! All contributions to the EYSO are tax deductible, as allowable by law.

Would you, or someone you know, be willing to donate to EYSO?

This year, we are celebrating our 47th season with the theme Design. Today, EYSO serves nearly 400 students in 4th grade through college from 70 different communities via five orchestras, as well as percussion ensembles, Brass Choir and Flute Choir. The mission of EYSO is to create a community of young musicians, enriching their lives and the lives of their families, schools, communities, and beyond, through the study and performance of excellent music. By supporting the NOTES campaign, you are impacting the lives of so many, including myself.

EYSO has become an amazing community to me and so many others over the last half of my life. I can vividly remember sitting in the audience of a Youth Symphony performance during my first year playing. I was amazed with how they performed. I wanted to be them. Well, now that I am in Youth Symphony, I am proud of all EYSO has helped me accomplish. I wouldn’t be the musician I am today without EYSO.

Tuition covers only one-third of the total cost of each member’s participation in EYSO. Our NOTES campaign helps keep tuition reasonable and offsets program costs. Donations of any size can make a real impact!

In addition to offsetting the cost of tuition, the generosity of people like you also helps to:

• Provide a more diverse repertoire of music.

• Support guest coaches and conductors who are leaders in the field of music education.

• Allows EYSO to have a broader reach by offering innovative community programs and initiatives.

You can donate online by credit card via my campaign page (visit, select Youth Symphony, and scroll to find my name, Allison Goade) or mail a check to me directly. Once the NOTES campaign is completed, you will receive a donation acknowledgement from EYSO for tax purposes.

Thanks very much for your support!

-Allison Goade