Yes, Manhattan School of Music accepts donations of stock or wire transfer. To make a stock or wire transfer donation, please e-mail MSM at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-493-4490, for bank routing numbers and transfer details.
Donations to the Annual Fund provide the broadest impact and support general operating activities, student scholarships, and faculty support. We highly encourage donors to support the program they feel most passionate about. MSM provides opportunities to give by department, program, directly to scholarships, or a number of capital campaign initiatives for facilty upgrades.
To learn more please contact:
Assistant Vice President for Advancement
Manhattan School of Music provides both need and merit scholarships through a carefully orchestrated process that includes committees of faculty and staff. Donors may restrict giving to scholarships for students of a particular instrument, discipline, or geography (I.E. a Musical Theatre Student, Trombone player, Graduating Senior, or International Student), but may not restrict funds based on religion, race, or sexual orientation.
No scholarship donor may have a say in who is chosen as scholarship recipients as it is unlawful to do so.
Yes. In our online giving form you may select the department(s) in the ‘area of support’ field you wish to support. If you do not see what you are looking for you select ‘other’ and write in your designated support area. To find out more please email email@example.com for more info.
Yes, we accept pianos and all other instruments subject to an inspection by the corresponding faculty of the instrument in question. Instruments must be of very high quality to be considered. If you think this applies to you please contact Brian Dailey, Assistant Vice President for Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-493-4469.
For all instrumental donations – once the donor and MSM have agreed to accept the instrument, the donor must acquire an independent appraisal of the instrument to find the Fair Market Value. Once the instrument has been donated to MSM, we will provide a gift receipt for your donation in-kind. You will then be able to write it off as a charitable tax deduction.
We are currently not accepting donations of sheet music or recordings at this time due.
If you think you may have items of interest such as old photographs, yearbooks, programs, etc., please contact John Blanchard, Institutional Historian and Director of Archives, by e-mail email@example.com.
Planned gifts/bequest gifts include everything from naming MSM in your will to contributing charitable gifts annuities and securities. For more detailed information visit MSM’s Planned Giving page, or contact Brian Dailey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 917-493-4469.
An annual gift goes toward supporting costs incurred in the current fiscal year.
Endowment gifts provide permanent support for Manhattan School of Music. Gifts to the endowment are invested and only a percentage of the income generated from the principal is spent. The percentage of the principal is determined according to a spending rate established by the School’s Board of Trustees (which is currently a 36 month rolling average of 5 percent). Any difference between the amount spent and the amount earned is reinvested in order to help the endowment keep pace with inflation.
For example, a gift of $5,000 for a current scholarship would provide one-time support to a student towards the current academic year’s tuition costs. From a gift of $50,000 or more to a permanently endowed scholarship fund, Manhattan School of Music will award approximately 5 percent from the fund for a scholarship every year permanently.
Manhattan School of Music
Office of Advancement
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027-4698
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, New York 10027