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Check out our extensive Donor Benefits and consider moving up to another giving level by increasing your gift. We welcome multi-year pledges. To send a check, please write the specific fund or purpose on the memo line, make the check out to UMass Amherst and send it to UMass Amherst, Development Office, Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003. For credit card gifts, please use the secure UMass Online Gift form or contact Marilyn Kushick at (413) 545-0018, mkushick@music.umass.edu.
Your gifts are tax deductible.

 

Pops Gala Sponsorship

Scholarships/Other Funds

Friends of Dance or Music

New Instrument Fund

Planned Giving

Be a Pops Gala Sponsor

Get priority seating and great benefits. See the chart below for benefits at different sponsorship levels.
Join us for the 7th Annual Pops Gala, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 7:30pm in the Campus Center Auditorium at UMass Amherst.
Featuring light classics, jazz, and the UMass Dancers.
Patrons are seated at tables where, for an additional charge, food and beverages are served.
Contact the Box Office (413-545-2511) or Marilyn Kushick (413-545-0018, mkushick@music.umass.edu) to purchase your sponsorship or ask questions.


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Scholarship & Other Funds

Choose an existing Scholarship, Award or Masterclass Fund that is right for you. It is easy to make a secure online gift: Go to the UMass Online gift form, fill out the requested information, select "Other, enter below" for the Allocation and type in the name of the Fund. Or send a check to the above address with the Fund name on the memo line.

Alviani Masterclass Fund in Voice
Ann Elder Bestor Scholarship for an Incoming Student
Bezanson Graduate Voice Award
Walter Chesnut Scholarship in Trumpet
Russell E. and Janet R. Falvey Scholarship for Careers in Public School Music Education
Fletcher Henderson/Max Roach Endowed Award in Jazz
Richard Jones Scholarship in Dance
Howard Lebow Memorial Scholarship in Piano
Eugenie M. May Award in Piano
Julian Olevsky Memorial Scholarship in Violin
Ornest Undergraduate Award in Voice
David D. Sporny Trombone Scholarship
Stark Vocal Enhancement Fund for Workshops by Visiting Artists
Undergraduate Accompanying Award in Piano

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Friends of Dance or Music

Contribute to the Friends of Dance Fund (Online Gift form, type in Friends of Dance for allocation) that provides the Dance Program with unrestricted monies used for projects that may/will present themselves during the year. Some examples: providing staffing support for special projects, updating publicity materials, providing support for special events, etc. The Friends of Music Fund (Online Gift form, type in Friends of Music for allocation) provides the Music Department with similar unrestricted funds.


New Instrument Fund


This year our goal is to purchase new instruments and sound equipment. It is easy to make a secure online gift: Go to the UMass Online Giving form, fill out the information requested and select New Instrument Fund in the Allocation drop-down menu. Or send a check to the above address with New Instrument Fund on the memo line.

If you would like to help us purchase a specific instrument, please contact Marilyn Kushick at (413) 545-0018 or mkushick@music.umass.edu. Here is our list of needed instruments:

Digital Piano Lab: Replacing 14 obsolete units $18,200
Digital Piano Lab: Control Modules & Installation $6,080
Bass Clarinets (3) @ $8,230
Eb Clarinets (2) @ $5,395
Bassett Horns (2) @ $12,020
Bass Amplifier-Polytone $500
Microphones-Shure (4) $490
Speakers-Peavey (2) $400
Violas-Gabriel Kuntzler (2) @$3,800
Violas-Eastman (5) @625
Single Horn-Holton $1,200
Natural Horn $3,500
Double Horns-Yamaha (3) @ $3,100
Soprano Saxophone-Selmer $3,800
Tenor Saxophone-Selmer $4,050
Baritone Saxophones-Selmer (2) @ $6,800
Piccolo-Yamaha $1,200
Harpsichord-Bennett $14,160
Pianos-Vertical-Yamaha (2) @ $7,180
Percussion Instruments-click to see a list (pdf file)

If you are able to donate the entire cost, you may choose the instrument you want to "purchase." Donations of less than the full cost (or if no instrument is specified) will go into a general fund for the instruments.

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Planned Giving

Make a gift while taking care of your own financial needs. A planned gift will benefit the Department and provide income and security for you and your family. It can be structured to reflect your personal financial goals and your interests in Music & Dance. Making a bequest is simple and straightforward; there are various options such as naming the campus a beneficiary of your will or using retirement plans to make the most tax-efficient bequest. Contact Marilyn Kushick, (413) 545-0018 or mkushick.umass.edu to discuss your gift.

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