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Hey everyone!  

Are you ready for some great news?  

First off, we've received a tremendous response already to our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign to make it possible for YU Member Jayson Daniel to attend the Berklee College of Music's prestigious Five Week Summer Performance Program in Boston.  

Watch Jayson's video update
Now for the amazing part: We received word yesterday that an anonymous donor from the San Francisco Foundation has posed a dollar for dollar challenge to drive donations.

The challenge: If we raise $5,000 by June 11, the donor will match that figure bringing our total money raised to $10,000!
Because every dollar you donate will be doubled, we now have a chance to reach our goal in half the time. This individual stepped up, now it's your turn!  

As committed YU supporters, take a moment to share this exciting update with your friends and family and consider donating to meet this challenge. Every dollar donated gets us one step closer to sending Jayson off to Boston this summer to join musicians from more than 70 countries for the summer of a lifetime.

To learn more about Jayson & this amazing opportunity, here's a link to the campaign: 



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