The Power of Your Gift

Philanthropic support empowers our students to harness their creative abilities to make a difference in the world. Through a broad range of funding opportunities, you may support Boston Conservatory at Berklee students in ways that are meaningful to you.

We invite you to review some of our featured funds below, or contact Dana Grider to explore areas that may align with your interests. 

Executive Director’s Momentum Fund

The Executive Director’s Momentum Fund provides transformational, current-use funding to support the highest priorities at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, including new programs, curricular developments, and academic and performance opportunities for students. Invested in the three core areas of our strategic direction—innovation, elevation, and diversity—gifts to the Momentum Fund are catalysts for creativity, artistic collaboration, and student success. 

The Richard Ortner Fund for Excellence

Richard Ortner, Boston Conservatory president from 1998 to 2017, was driven by a vision that the performing arts could transform lives and better the world. The ideals and standard of excellence that he brought to the community are ingrained in the Conservatory’s culture and identity, and are at the core of our work every day: to educate artists who will change the world with agency, compassion, and purpose. Everything Richard did was to support students and help them reach their highest potential. He passed away on October 10, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, but his spirit and impact live on at the Conservatory for all who knew him and for future generations of students. A gift to the Richard Ortner Fund for Excellence honors his legacy and supports what Richard loved most and devoted his life to: the Conservatory and our students. Support the Richard Ortner Fund for Excellence.

General Scholarship Fund

Making a gift to support scholarships is one of the most profound ways you can support Boston Conservatory students. Currently, more than two-thirds of Conservatory students receive some form of institutional grants and/or scholarship aid—however, this only makes up a small percentage of tuition costs. In order to make our leading programs truly accessible to all the talented artists who deserve to study here, it is our goal to be able to offer robust scholarship support to 100 percent of our students.