a transformative gift

We are proud to announce that the La Bruyère family has made a $1 million donation to the YONA program! 

This transformative gift will be put to good use - a portion of it will be used to establish an endowment for the program, which will grow continually in the future as more donations are made, and the rest will be put towards operating costs for the 2016-2017 program year. 

Marc de La Bruyère hopes that his family's gift will inspire others to believe in the YONA program and to become involved in the future.  He has supported the program since its first year, and always enjoys visiting the students and witnessing their growth.

In honour of the La Bruyère family's support, we have named our most advanced orchestra the "La Bruyère Orchestra of YONA-Sistema".  Our students are proud to carry this name, and look forward to performing as the La Bruyère Orchestra of YONA-Sistema into the future.

Stay tuned for photos from the end of the year, but in the meantime, join us in celebrating this fantastic news!  For more information, see the official media release.

Marc de La Bruyère visited YONA in March of this year and hung out with Nancy, Teamir, Ezra, and Tatiana.

Marc de La Bruyère visited YONA in March of this year and hung out with Nancy, Teamir, Ezra, and Tatiana.

post by Alyssa Paterson, YONA Manager
photo by Carmyn Joy Effa

 

Click here to receive YONA-Sistema blog updates by email! You can unsubscribe at any time.