The Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS) Foundation was established in 2009 to serve as the fundraising vehicle for AYWS, providing for both current needs and cultivating an endowment in perpetuity. Through the founding leadership of Larry Sykora, the Foundation is engaged in development work through family and corporate sponsors, grants, and private donors.
The AYWS Foundation has provided music commission funding, supplies, reception goods, instruments, personnel fees, printing and publishing, and student scholarships in its tenure. The AYWS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The AYWS Foundation exists to support the work of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony through direct funding, in-kind giving, gifts of service, fundraising and operational support.