We help music programs
fundraise smarter.

At Fundraise Genius, we set out to give performing arts groups a smarter way to raise money for what matters to them. So we designed an all-in-one fundraising platform without charging big fees or making program directors do all the work.

Music programs should keep more of the money they raise.

It was a simple mantra that started it all. Because we've been there — eating the costs of ineffective fundraisers — or paying big, sly fees to online platforms. We set our fee low because we’re in business to serve music programs, not ourselves.

Music programs should spend more time practicing, performing and making memories.

Online fundraising should reduce manual grunt work — not reimagine it. We designed our platform to do the heavy lifting from start to finish, all within a two-week sprint that makes it easy for supporters to back your students.

Built on gratitude. Driven by research.

On top of ultra-low fees, we donate 10% of our own profits to a music education charity on your behalf. And every part of our fundraising experience is inspired by research — from fundraising methodologies to the neuroscience of giving, impactful design, and so much more. The result? More intentional fundraisers that reduce effort, celebrate happiness and maximize success for program directors, students and supporters alike.

Meet our team.

We’re music education advocates with more than 70 years of collective experience. Our lean team is making a big impact in the fundraising space because the performing arts changes lives, and we pay it forward.

Andrew leads the business.

Andrew founded Fundraise Genius in 2018 as a way to provide music programs big and small with an accessible, stress-free, and low-fee way to fundraise. Andrew also helps support various music education advocacy organizations throughout the country, co-leads Be Part of the Music with Scott Lang, and serves as a board member for the Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts in Tempe, Arizona.

Andrew Hrynyshyn Saxophone / Drum Major

Scott connects with music programs.

Scott is a veteran band director of 16 years and a nationally-renowned music education student leadership expert. Scott conducts over 120 student and teacher workshops annually and works with some of the country’s finest educational groups and performing ensembles. In addition to co-founding Fundaise Genius, Scott created Be Part of the Music and is the author of more than 10 publications.

Scott Lang Percussion / Drum Major / Band Director

Claudia tells our story.

Claudia is a marketing, technology and brand building expert with 21 years in the performing arts space. She applies in-depth research on fundraising, tech and music ed advocacy to make sure the Fundraise Genius experience can consistently speak to the needs of music programs. Claudia and Andrew met in high school band and are married with children.

Claudia Hrynyshyn Flute / Low Brass / Percussion / Choir

Preston codes the app.

Preston is a world-class database designer and programmer. In addition to being the lead developer for Fundraise Genius, Preston is the Data Chief at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics within the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Additionally, he's co-authored several scientific papers on programming and biology. Preston lives in sunny Arizona.

Preston Hunter Flute

Let's champion your
cause, together.