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 gift supports everything from scholarships to world-class faculty and performance opportunities that prepare our students for their careers after college.
Give by Check
Gifts may be sent to:
Office of Institutional Advancement
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
1140 Boylston Street, MS-161 IA
Boston, MA 02215
Please make checks payable to Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Our federal tax identification number is 04-2300472.
Give by Phone
To make a gift over the phone, please contact Cinda Lavely at 617-747-8659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also give online through our secure online giving site.
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 Marissa Finer, director of annual giving, to establish an electronic fund transfer at email@example.com or 617-747-2450.
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 more information on the Recurring Gift Program, contact Marissa Finer, director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-747-2450.
Double Your Impact! Matching Gifts
You can increase the impact of your gift through a matching gift from your employer. Use the tool below to see if they will match your contribution:
If you have questions about matching gifts, please contact Dana Grider, senior director, institutional advancement, at 617-747-2439 or email@example.com.
Make a Gift of Stock
To give a gift of securities, bonds, mutual funds, or commodities (stocks), please contact Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith. Our broker, Nikolas A. Totaro, will be happy to assist you, and can be reached at 212-415-7714 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Account Number: 39G02007
DTC Number: 0671
- Please direct gifts to Berklee College of Music, and use the Memo field to specify that the gift is intended for Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
- Unless you specifically intend to make an anonymous donation, please give the broker permission to identify you as the donor.
- In order to qualify for a tax deduction for any given calendar year, the securities must be transferred from your account to the Conservatory no later than December 31.
For questions, please contact Dana Grider, senior director, institutional advancement, at email@example.com or 617-747-2439.
View instructions for making gifts of stock to the Conservatory.
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: 04-2300472
For further information, contact Dina Roberts, senior major gifts officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-912-9280.
*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.
For more information, contact Eileen Meny, senior stewardship officer, at email@example.com or 617-912-9128.
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 Eileen Meny, senior stewardship officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-912-9128.
'Save Your Seat' at Boston Conservatory at Berklee
"We recognize that Boston Conservatory is a special place–there are not many places like it in the country. We said to ourselves 'let's [buy a seat] so we will never forget this place.' We bought a seat for each of us and one for our son Arturo. We went to a show and sat right behind our seats. It made us feel so good." —Toni and Ana Fernandez P'12
If you are interested in naming a seat at Boston Conservatory Theater in honor of your student, friend, or loved one, visit the Save Your Seat online giving page.
Please contact Dana Grider, senior director, institutional advancement at email@example.com or 617-912-9276, if you have any questions.
Your Legacy - 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 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 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 Dina Roberts, senior major gifts officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-912-9280.