FAYM was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Nevada in November 2007 and was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in March 2008
(EIN # 26-1472871).
FAYM FACTS - Our Mission
The Mission of the Foundation to Assist Young Musicians (FAYM) is to encourage and support gifted young musicians in (1) early training, (2) advanced study, and (3) professional career development, specifically those who are in need of financial and/or mentoring support up to the age of 26. In addition, an important part of the FAYM mission is to develop programs for the support of needy children in receiving music education.
FAYM FACTS - Costs
FAYM keeps administrative overhead low. Administrative functions are performed by highly qualified volunteers. Legal, accounting, and other services are generously donated ‘pro bono’ by experts in their fields. Contributions, therefore, go directly for scholarship assistance, program support, and teacher wages.
FAYM FACTS - Careers
Apart from funding scholarships and programs, the Foundation plays an active role in promoting the careers of exceptional talents through mentoring, public recitals, and solo guest appearances with symphony orchestras.
FAYM FACTS - Scholarships
To date FAYM has raised over $1,000,000 for scholarships and programs and has helped to secure over $500,000 in scholarship assistance for talented high school and university age musicians from such fine institutions as the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY), the Interlochen Arts Academy (Interlochen, MI), the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Carnegie-Mellon School of Music (Pittsburgh, PA), and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
FAYM FACTS - Our Reach
Since its founding in December 2007, FAYM has received contributions from donors in 31 States & the District of Columbia as well as in Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, East Java, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, Puerto Rico, Sardinia, Sweden, Switzerland, & the UK.
FAYM FACTS - Violins For Kids
In the fall of 2009 FAYM established its “Violins for Kids” project by offering music instruction to inner city children beginning in third grade. Utilizing concepts drawn from the El Sistema program and the Suzuki Violin Method, FAYM’s “Violins for Kids” is in its eleventh year and provides 200+ youngsters with instruments, materials, two class lessons per week, field trips to concerts, and a week-long Summer Day Camp experience in June. Parents and siblings are encouraged to attend each lesson and have become enthusiastically committed to making music a valued family activity. Lessons are currently held at three sites in Las Vegas: the East LV Community Center, the East Las Vegas Library and, on the west side, the Pearson Community Center.