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In-kind Instrument Donations

The Los Angeles Philharmonic welcomes in-kind donations of new or gently used musical instruments. 

Please click the link below to fill out our instrument donation form. We will respond to let you know if we are able to accept your donation.

Donate Your Instrument

YOLA student playing their violin

Donated Instruments as Tax Deduction

Occasionally, our donors choose to receive a tax deduction for their instrument donation. Should you require a receipt for tax purposes, you are responsible for providing documentation of the instrument’s appraisal. Instrument donations may be 100% tax deductible at the value estimated by a qualified appraiser. If you do not have an appraiser, contact USPAP Appraisers at:

The following IRS links may be useful to you: 


Non-Instrument In-Kind Donations

For more information on non-instrument in-kind donations, contact us at


Cello Donation: Igniting a Lifelong Passion for Music

Zenia M. Stept with her donated cello
Zenia M. Stept

"Giving to YOLA has allowed me to return the good I have derived from my 20 years of enjoying the Los Angeles Philharmonic. During those years of enjoying exceptional music, I have designed my philanthropic legacy to contribute back to the wonderful experience I have had by helping our youth become future musicians with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. I am so fortunate to have contributed to support the amazingly talented young people of YOLA. My adult grandson, who was in junior high when I purchased the cello for him, feels great pride that his former instrument is going to great use, which is the ultimate satisfaction one gets from giving to a child in need.

I am profoundly grateful to Judith Beckmen, whose guidance was pivotal in helping me fulfill my commitment. Thanks to her, my grandson’s cello has found a new life and purpose with a young, aspiring musician. This is the magic of YOLA – it transforms a child’s dreams into reality, igniting a lifelong passion for music."

-Zenia M. Stept
LA Phil Patron & Member of the Philharmonic Council

To learn more about Zenia's story, and how you can help support the LA Phil, watch her Hollywood Bowl Story.

Contact Us

For further information about Instrument or In-Kind donations, or for further information on planned giving, please contact:

Genevieve Goetz
Director, Gift Planning
213 500 6574 (mobile)

To Make A Gift of Stock:
Please download this form and return to us by mail.

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