AYWS Foundation

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 Foundation:

  • Has provided music commission funding, supplies, reception goods, instruments, personnel fees, printing and publishing, and student scholarships in its tenure

  • Is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

  • Exists to support the work of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony through direct funding, in-kind giving, gifts of service, fundraising and operational support

  • Is comprised of volunteer Board Members who serve terms of two years


The Board of Directors is looking for more hands to support the AYWS. We’d love to put your talents and professional experience to work.

If you are interested, please email the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony Foundation Board.