Help us raise $10,000!

With your support, we can increase access to high-quality musical instruction for the next generation of artists, citizens and leaders.

This season, the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association (VYOA) has awarded over $30,000 in need-based scholarship with more to be granted toward summer camp tuition. The $10,000 we hope to raise with this auction will go toward our generous financial aid program so all interested student musicians can participate in our programs.

At this time, we are accepting gifts of products, services and experiences to feature in our auction. Please consider donating  items to our 2019 Online Auction.

Auction Facts:

  • Auction promotions will be sent to our 4,000+ email subscribers, 1,500+ social media followers and mailed to thousands of local households
  • Displays will be set up at our spring concerts reaching hundreds of concert-goers
  • In 2018 we created nearly 40 posts reaching 13,625 people resulting in 888 engagements on Facebook alone with similar trends on Instagram and Twitter
  • Last year’s online auction had 10,000 visitors


Q: How can I help the VYOA reach their auction fundraising goal besides participating in the auction?
A: The biggest thing you can do to help is to tell your friends, family, and coworkers!  Forward an email, share on Facebook and Twitter, or pick up the phone and tell them.  The more people we have participating, the more likely we are to reach our goal.  You can also make a donation via the “Donate Now” button on our auction site to boost us toward our goal.  Thank you!

Q: Are proxy bids allowed?
A: Yes.  A proxy bid is when you place a bid for the maximum amount you are willing to spend, then let the system bid for you up to that amount.

Q: Can items be shipped to me?
A: Most items are available for shipping for an additional charge.  Some larger items and baskets cannot be shipped, and that will be stated in the item description.

Q: What payment methods are accepted?
A: The VYOA receives the largest percentage of funds if you choose to pay by check, but your your convenience, we can also accept all major credit cards via Paypal.  You do NOT need a Paypal account in order to pay by credit card. 

More questions?  Contact Rachel Hershy by email at or phone at (802) 655-5030.