Giving a Gift of Assets

Gifts to Boston Conservatory at Berklee through your will, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or at the dissolution of your donor-advised fund are easy to make and provide significant support to your favorite Boston Conservatory program.

Benefits to you:

  • Create an endowed scholarship fund for a student, program support, outreach support or name a portion of the campus.
  • Retain control of your assets during your lifetime and give them to the Boston Conservatory when you no longer need them.
  • Decide where to direct your support. Or you can ask the Boston Conservatory to use your gift for general support.
  • Receive a charitable estate tax deduction, leaving more for your heirs.

Contact Dana Grider, senior director, Institutional Advancement, at or 617-747-2439 if you are interested in giving a gift of assets.

The Churchill Society

H. Wilfred Churchill '38, alumnus and devoted piano faculty member, was the first person to give a gift of his estate to the Conservatory. He directed his gift be used for student scholarships. Since 1994, The Churchill Piano Prize has provided financial support for talented piano students.

We are grateful for the leadership gifts of the following Churchill Society members:

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Lily Afshar '81
  • Howard Bengele and James Henderson
  • Faith Clark
  • Mark Cooley, MD
  • William Curtis
  • Diana Dohrmann '71
  • David Evans
  • Miles Fish '63
  • Mimi and Roger Hewlett
  • Franklin and Marjorie Hobbs
  • Alfred and Patricia Houston
  • Leslie Jacobson Kaye and Richard Kaye
  • Pam Kunkemueller
  • Sharan Leventhal
  • Richard A. Lombardi
  • Frederick Miller and Kathryn E. Cade
  • Charlotte Newton
  • Richard Ortner
  • Carmen Puopolo
  • Diana B. Roberts and Robert C. Bray
  • Robert C. Volante
  • Stanley Wallace '76
  • Peter Wender
  • Marillyn Zacharis

To join the Churchill Society or to learn more about the opportunities for creating your own legacy, contact Dana Grider, senior director, Institutional Advancement, at or 617-747-2439. All conversations are strictly confidential.