Notice of Data Breach

Boston Conservatory at Berklee was notified in July 2020 of a data breach at Blackbaud, a third-party vendor whose fundraising and donor engagement software is used by Boston Conservatory and many educational institutions and nonprofit organizations worldwide.

The Blackbaud data breach, discovered in May 2020, may have included demographic data for community members, such as names, addresses, employment information, and birthdates, along with philanthropic engagement data. Per our policies, Boston Conservatory has never stored nor provided credit card numbers, bank account information, or similar high-risk data to Blackbaud, thus this data was not exposed.

Our team is working with Blackbaud to address relevant questions and next steps Blackbaud is taking to remediate the breach. For more information directly from Blackbaud, please go to

We sincerely apologize for this incident and regret any inconvenience it may cause. Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Dana Grider, senior director of institutional advancement, at 617-747-2439 or