There are many ways you can support Boston Conservatory at Berklee—by check, credit card, gifts of securities and stocks, real estate, matching gifts, or bequests. Your tax-deductible donations fund everything from world-class faculty to performance opportunities that prepare our students for their careers after college.
Give by Check or Credit Card
Gifts may be sent to the Development Office, The Boston Conservatory, PO Box 970009, Boston, MA 02297-0009. As of June 1, 2016, please make your check payable to “Boston Conservatory at Berklee.” And remember, you can increase your gift by including a Matching Gift form from your employer.
Give by Phone or Online
Gifts may also be called in by phone or made online. Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-912-9267.
Giving online is fast, easy, and safe on our secure online giving site. If you have any problems with our online donation system, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at email@example.com or 617-912-9267.
Alternative Ways to Give Online:
Do you love Boston Conservatory at Berklee? Can't donate right now, but you do your shopping on the internet? What if every purchase you made online went to support our cause and contribute to making the conservatory a great place to be? Well, now it can!
Search the web just as you normally would. When you use this search engine and select Boston Conservatory at Berklee as your cause, each search earns funds for Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
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Just go to www.goodsearch.com and be sure to enter Boston Conservatory at Berklee as the charity you want to support. And be sure to spread the word!
Join the Monthly Gift Program
Sustain the core mission of Boston Conservatory at Berklee and your personal connection to our students with recurring monthly gifts to the Annual Fund. It's easy, convenient, and the best way to ensure that the conservatory remains a vibrant and rigorous institution.
- Choose the amount that you want to contribute every month.
- Decide if you want to use a credit card, checking, or savings account.
Please contact the office to establish an electronic fund transfer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-912-9267.
Benefits to You
- Eliminates the cost of writing checks and stamping envelopes
- Is a convenient way to give
- Allows you to build up your total annual gift with specified, periodic withdrawals from your bank account or credit card charges
- Provides easy proof of donation for tax purposes
Benefits to the Conservatory
- Provides a consistent and predictable cash flow
- Reduces mailing and postage expenses for the conservatory
- Reduces administrative and processing costs—allowing more of each dollar to go directly to our institution and students
Remember: You may increase, decrease, or suspend your monthly gift at any time by contacting the Advancement Office. For further information on the Recurring Gift Program, contact advancement at 617-912-9267 or email@example.com.
Make a Gift of Stock
If you are giving a gift of securities, bonds, mutual funds or commodities, and your broker is executing the transfer, the securities must be transferred from your account to the conservatory no later than December 31 in order to qualify for a tax deduction.
To make a gift of stock, please contact the Advancement Office at 617-912-9267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are several opportunities to name buildings, facilities, programs, and more at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Are you interested in having your name, the name of a loved one, or the name of a beloved teacher or conservatory member commemorated on the conservatory campus? Please contact the Advancement Office at 617-912-9267 or email@example.com.
Plan Your Gift - Become a Member of The Churchill Society
Boston Conservatory at Berklee is grateful for your loyal support of its mission to prepare and inspire students to perform at the highest level in the performing arts. Through a planned gift, you can ensure Boston Conservatory at Berklee continues to train exceptional young performing artists for generations to come. The Churchill Society celebrates those who have established a legacy gift to the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. It is named to honor H. Wilfred Churchill '38, alumnus and devoted faculty member, who gave his estate to the conservatory through a gift in his will.
Create a legacy to support the Boston Conservatory at Berklee by:
- Giving your assets when you no longer need them
- Supplementing your income through a gift that returns payments to you for your lifetime
- Taking advantage of multiple tax benefits
- Planning for your children's and grandchildren's future
To become a member of the Churchill Society or to learn more about the possibilities for creating your own legacy, contact the Advancement Office at 617-912-9267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Gift Directly from Your IRA
Are you at least 70.5 years of age?
You can donate up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to the conservatory and gain financial benefits.
Any amount you contribute is considered as part of your minimum required distribution.
Your contribution is not included as taxable income in the year you donate, so you avoid taxes on the distribution. *
It’s a simple gift to make:
Call your IRA plan administrator and clarify your intention to make a charitable distribution to Boston Conservatory at Berklee, a nonprofit organization.
To expedite your request, give the administrator our name, address and tax identification number:
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston, MA 02215
Tax ID: 042126597
For further information, call Lori Ashline, director of planned giving, at 617-912-9225 or email email@example.com.
*This information is intended for educational purposes only. Please consult your personal financial advisor to learn how this gift specifically affects your financial situation.
- Your primary residence
- A vacation or second home
Selling such assets may incur heavy tax consequences. You may minimize or eliminate your tax burden by donating your real estate to Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Contact the Advancement Office at 617-912-9267 or firstname.lastname@example.org to begin a conversation about making a gift of real estate.