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AYWS Foundation


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AYWS Foundation


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 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.

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Board of Directors


Board of Directors


Board of Directors

 

 

The AYWS Foundation is comprised of volunteer board members who serve terms of two years. Profiles of the members, many of whom are AYWS alumni, are listed below.

 
  Lindsay Aleshire  is an alumna of AYWS (saxophone, 2005-2006) and a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in music (with a concentration in oboe) and a degree in public relations. Most recently, Lindsay worked as the Marketing & Operations Manager for the Atlanta Music Project, a tuition-free after-school music education program for underserved students.  Currently, Lindsay is pursuing her Master's in Business Administration degree from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

Lindsay Aleshire is an alumna of AYWS (saxophone, 2005-2006) and a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in music (with a concentration in oboe) and a degree in public relations. Most recently, Lindsay worked as the Marketing & Operations Manager for the Atlanta Music Project, a tuition-free after-school music education program for underserved students.

Currently, Lindsay is pursuing her Master's in Business Administration degree from Emory University's Goizueta Business School.

  Bill Germany  has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Memphis, and has 30 years’ experience in Financial Accounting and Commercial Banking.  He is a Senior Vice President for Fidelity Bank in Atlanta, and his son is a Woodruff Music Scholar at Emory University, who played trumpet in AYWS from 2014-2016.  

Bill Germany has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Memphis, and has 30 years’ experience in Financial Accounting and Commercial Banking.  He is a Senior Vice President for Fidelity Bank in Atlanta, and his son is a Woodruff Music Scholar at Emory University, who played trumpet in AYWS from 2014-2016.  

  John Larkin  has a BA from Reed College, MSIE from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and MBA from SMU. He is currently a Staff QA Engineer for ARRIS International, Ltd. and has a son who played trumpet in AYWS from 2009-2013.

John Larkin has a BA from Reed College, MSIE from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and MBA from SMU. He is currently a Staff QA Engineer for ARRIS International, Ltd. and has a son who played trumpet in AYWS from 2009-2013.


  Lauren Mayo  played French Horn in AYWS from 2009-2012, and performed in the Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra for two years. She now works as a Graphic Designer at World Financial Group, Inc. She remains active in her community through Toastmasters International and U.S. Masters Swimming. She is the little sister of Preston Mayo who serves on the board with her.

Lauren Mayo played French Horn in AYWS from 2009-2012, and performed in the Kennesaw State University Wind Ensemble and Orchestra for two years. She now works as a Graphic Designer at World Financial Group, Inc. She remains active in her community through Toastmasters International and U.S. Masters Swimming. She is the little sister of Preston Mayo who serves on the board with her.

  Preston Mayo  is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He currently serves as an Associate Account Manager at InComm, and was a member of AYWS from 2009-2010 playing trumpet. He is the older brother of Lauren Mayo who serves on the board with him.

Preston Mayo is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. He currently serves as an Associate Account Manager at InComm, and was a member of AYWS from 2009-2010 playing trumpet. He is the older brother of Lauren Mayo who serves on the board with him.

  Kim Nogi  provides strategic guidance and marketing and communications support for a variety of clients through her work at Jackson Spalding. She holds bachelor's degrees in public relations and music performance from the University of Georgia. An AYWS alumna, Kim performed at Carnegie Hall and on NPR's "From the Top" during her three seasons as a bass clarinetist.

Kim Nogi provides strategic guidance and marketing and communications support for a variety of clients through her work at Jackson Spalding. She holds bachelor's degrees in public relations and music performance from the University of Georgia. An AYWS alumna, Kim performed at Carnegie Hall and on NPR's "From the Top" during her three seasons as a bass clarinetist.


  William Pitts  has a BA from Emory University and an MM from the University of Michigan. He works as a composer, conductor, and educator, previously serving on the faculty of Pace Academy. He served as the AYWS Manager from 2004-2006.

William Pitts has a BA from Emory University and an MM from the University of Michigan. He works as a composer, conductor, and educator, previously serving on the faculty of Pace Academy. He served as the AYWS Manager from 2004-2006.

  Lisa Vollbracht  has an Electrical Engineering degree from Clarkson University and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. She has experience building and executing brand, marketing, and business strategies for large and small companies. Her son plays French horn in AYWS, 2015 - present.

Lisa Vollbracht has an Electrical Engineering degree from Clarkson University and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. She has experience building and executing brand, marketing, and business strategies for large and small companies. Her son plays French horn in AYWS, 2015 - present.

  Cole Wheeler  has a BBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School and a MBA from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management. He is a manager at Deloitte Consulting where he delivers strategy and operations projects across the health care industry. He was a member of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony from 2002 to 2004.

Cole Wheeler has a BBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School and a MBA from Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management. He is a manager at Deloitte Consulting where he delivers strategy and operations projects across the health care industry. He was a member of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony from 2002 to 2004.

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Audit


Audit


ATLANTA YOUTH WIND SYMPHONY, INC. AND
ATLANTA YOUTH WIND SYMPHONY FOUNDATION, INC.

COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEARS ENDED JULY 31, 2015 AND 2014