Private funds are generously donated from individuals, foundations and community business leaders. The past 30 years of unconditional support, collaboration, and kindness of our partners has enabled us to yield unimaginable social returns for Dreyfoos School of the Arts and the greater Palm Beach County community.
Advanced diversity, equity & inclusion in all of its forms
Campus renovations to department-specific equipment
Bring world-class leaders into the classroom to share talents
Grant access to education, arts & opportunities beyond graduation
Share learnings, talents & gifts with the world
Dreyfoos School of the Arts is a local internationally recognized public magnet high school. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation enhances curriculum, scholarships, material and critical student support which the School District cannot fund.
Speech & Debate / Print & Broadcast Journalism / Creative Writing / Film & TV Production
Modern / Jazz /
Photography / Animation / Graphic Design / Film
Band / Piano / Orchestra / Vocal
Musical Theatre / Design /
Painting / Drawing / Printmaking / Sculpture / Architecture / Photography
Music, Class of 2020, Berklee College of Music
Liz Sinn, a Dreyfoos 2020 graduate and Pathfinder winner, knew that she wanted to pursue music from a very young age. She began playing the piano 14 years ago and began playing jazz her sophomore year in 2018. Sinn said, “I ended up by chance getting into jazz, which I didn’t actually intend to do. For most of my life, I thought that I was going to do classical piano. I knew I… wanted to do music, but I felt like I was either playing the wrong instrument, or the wrong style. So, when I ended up getting into jazz band, it was really just more my thing.”
Music, Class of 2014, Berklee College of Music
Dreyfoos alumnus Manuel Alex Ramírez is a saxophonist and composer who graduated from music – band with the class of 2014. Born in Colombia, Ramírez has since graduated from the Berklee College of Music and is now based in New York City. While he was a student at Dreyfoos, he was frequently invited to perform at Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation (SOAFI) events and met with many of the attendees, an experience that he says introduced the importance of creating and fostering musical communities in artistic spheres. He received a college scholarship from SOAFI in his senior year, as well as full tuition from Berklee’s Presidential Scholarship.
Music, Class of 2006
Since graduating from Dreyfoos in 2006, Phyllisia has risen to stardom due to her signature technique of blending genres and languages to create multicultural musical masterpieces. She was recently featured on the United Nations’ list of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent in Media and Culture, Under 40. She performs in shows not only in South Florida, but also in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Réunion Island, Africa, and Europe. She has recently released a beauty product and clothing line on her website. Phyllisia attributes much of her success to her formative years at Dreyfoos, as well as the early experiences she had in the music industry.
Music, Class of 2020Berklee College of Music
Music, Class of 2014Berklee College of Music
Contributions to Dreams Beyond the Stars are vital to cultivate our future innovators, artists, and leaders. The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation ensures that gifts and donations are utilized to benefit the school as requested by the donor. Gifts in any amount are needed and appreciated.