Your Gift Makes a Difference
Since 1912 The Music Settlement has brought the arts into the lives of thousands. People of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have benefited from the dedication of our faculty and the excellence of our services. The Music Settlement provides financial assistance, enabling those who otherwise might not be able to afford it, access to quality arts instruction, music therapy services and early childhood programs.
To continue this legacy and to maintain its unique position as a major community resource, The Music Settlement depends upon the generosity and financial support of current students, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations. Your tax-deductible gift can and does make a difference.
Thank You to our
The Music Settlement Annual Fund
On the threshold of its second century, The Music Settlement continues to serve and grow community through Music Therapy, Music Instruction, and Early Childhood Education. Each year we enrich the lives of thousands of all ages seeking personal growth, healing, and learning through the arts. Gifts to the Annual Fund help to make that possible by providing support for operating costs, scholarships, and financial aid. All donors who give at least $100 this year will be invited to a donor appreciation picnic in the fall of 2013.
The Whittaker Society
This program is designed to help students, clients and families honor the teachers and therapists who have made a difference in their lives. Make your donation of $25 or more to The Music Settlement's Annual Fund - which supports all general operating expenses for The Music Settlement, including teacher and therapist salaries - and include your words of thanks to your teacher or therapist. We will send a recognition card with your note to your teacher or therapist and list their names on The Music Settlement's Teacher/Therapist Honor Wall on our website.
Howard Whittaker was Director of The Music Settlement from 1948 through 1984. Named in his honor, the Whittaker Society recognizes those individuals who support The Music Settlement with a minimum annual gift of $1,000. Members of the Whittaker Society will receive recognition on The Music Settlement Donor Wall, in Music Settlement publications, and through an invitation to the Chairman's Reception in the fall of 2013. Whittaker Society members who provide annual support at higher levels will enjoy additional recognition as a sponsor of an ensemble, classroom, space or event at The Music Settlement for one year. To join, please click here to complete the form. Please send the completed form to The Music Settlement, or contact Jim Kozel at 216-231-5039 or email@example.com.
Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that can substantially increase the amount of your contribution. Your human resources office can supply you with specific instructions regarding its process for matching gifts.
Gifts of Stock
The Music Settlement accepts all gifts of stock. For more information and stock transfer instructions, please click here or contact Theresa Schneider at 216-421-5806, ext. 124.
Almeda Adams Society
2012 marks the Centennial inauguration of the Almeda Adams Society. Named for Music Settlement founder Almeda Adams, the Society has been created to honor those individuals who have remembered The Music Settlement in their will or estate plan with a bequest or other form of planned gift. Through their gifts, Society members will help to secure a promising second century for The Music Settlement by building the endowment. There will be a special annual celebration to honor Almeda Adams Society members, and to remember those no longer with us. To join the Almeda Adams Society, simply click here to complete the form. Please send the completed form to The Music Settlement. For more information, please contact Jim Kozel, Director of Development, at 216-231-5039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These gifts provide permanent support for the unique programming that makes The Music Settlement a cultural treasure in the community. A named endowment fund may be established with a minimum gift of $10,000. Creating a named endowed fund is a wonderful way to honor a family member or friend. For more information, please contact Jim Kozel, Director of Development, at 216-231-5039 or email@example.com.
Donation of Goods
The Music Settlement accepts donations of instruments, sheet music, and other goods. If you are interested in donating an instrument or other item, please call Elena Manoli at 216-421-5806, ext. 123 for more details.
Thank Your Teacher / Therapist Program
For more information on how your tax-deductible gift can support The Music Settlement, contact the Office of Development at 216-421-5806, ext. 124, or e-mail Theresa Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.