Thanks to the amazing community and foundational support Pacific Youth Choir continues to change lives. Research shows that a strong correlation exists between music education and brain development. In 2009, Chorus America commissioned a study on the explicit role of choral music experience in childhood development. The report indicates that choir participation helps make students better participants in groups, helps develop stronger social skills, leads to better emotional expression and management, improves overall academic performance, and helps instill self-discipline and punctuality.
We would like to thank the following Foundations: The Autzen Foundation, Beneficial State Bank Foundation, Cambria Health Foundation, The Eichholz Fondation, The Hoover Family Foundation, Henry Lea Hillsman Foundation, The Irwin Foundation, Juan Young Trust, James and Marian Miller Foundation, Robert & Marcia Randall Charitable Trust, Margaret Watt Edwards Foundation, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Cultural Trust, RACC-Regional Arts and Culture Council, The Rose C. Tucker Charitable Trust, United Way of Columbia-WIllamette, Schwab Charitable Fund, The Synopsys Foundation, and The Herbert Templeton Foundation.
The following companies are also VERY supportive: Amazon Smile, Apple Ic, Chevron, Fred Meyer, The Garden Noise Preschool, Intel, Christine Millinger Oriental Rugs, Nike, and PGE.
And to all the amazing individuals who support the choir now and over the years - THANK YOU ALL!