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HELP US SHARE THE GIFT OF MUSIC
As a nonprofit charitable organization, Community Music School relies on the generous support of our philanthropic community, our dedicated volunteers, and local arts patrons. Scroll down to learn how you can get involved and use your time, talent, or treasure to help our students realize their full potential through music.
MAKE A DONATION TODAY
Click HERE to make a secure online donation and get involved. All donations are tax-deductible. Our financial statements are available and our advancement team is always happy to answer your questions. If you would like to discuss studio naming opportunities, how to include CMS in your estate planning, or how your gift can make the most impact, please contact Director, Jeff Reed at email@example.com or 610-435-7725 x 403.
Giving By Check
Make a check payable to “CMS” and mail your donation to 1544 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102. All donations are tax-deductible. Our financial statements are available and our advancement team is always happy to answer your questions. If you would like to discuss studio naming opportunities, how to include CMS in your estate planning, or how your gift can make the most impact, please contact Director, Jeff Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-435-7725 x 403.
How Donations Are Used
At Community Music School, as at many arts organizations, program income such as tuition covers less than 40% of our operating costs. Each year, we need to raise about 55% of our operating budget through gifts from generous individuals, businesses, and foundations. Thus, donations are a crucial part of our budget, and we could not operate the School without these annual gifts. Donations help keep the cost of music lessons affordable for all families, and designated gifts for scholarships and financial aid allow CMS to help students from low-income families attend the School and pay what they can afford for lessons. We promise to be good stewards of your gift, and we all appreciate your generosity to Community Music School. View our IRS Form 990.
Another way to get involved is by donating instruments. Current instrument donation needs:
- Tuba – 3/4-size or full-size
- Keyboards – at least 66 weighted/touch sensitive keys
- Saxophones – baritone
- Violins – 1/4 size
- Flutes – alto or bass
Donated instruments are rented or given to students in need at little or no cost to the student.
Donations of sheet music in good, unmarked condition are also accepted. Please no used/marked up lesson books or binders of photocopied music.
Due to moving/storage cost and space restrictions, donations of high-quality select grand, baby grand, and upright pianos are carefully evaluated by the School Director on a case-by-case basis. Please email photo and details to email@example.com for review. Available pianos are shared with students via our weekly e-newsletter.
Annual Brunch Committee
Looking to get involved? Help plan our big fundraising event of the year, collect sponsors and auction items, and help with set-up and clean-up at the event.
Photo & Video Recording
Capture our talented students and faculty as they perform at recitals, the annual brunch, and other community performances.
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo
Demonstrate and help children (and adults) try out a variety of instruments at community events. You do not need to know how to play every instrument, but you’ll need an outgoing personality & a desire to spread the joy of music to the community!
Join the Board of Directors
As a non-profit, CMS is governed by a board of diverse local professionals and community leaders.While not necessarily musicians themselves, CMS board members are passionate about helping others access the transformative power of music education.
Office Special Projects
A variety of as-needed behind-the-scene tasks, including mailings, instrument inventory, music library catalog, and marketing.
Get involved by helping prepare refreshments for recital receptions and assist with clean-up.
The following clearances may be required: