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Giving Options - Music

Give Now, Options | Donor Spotlight | Chair's Message

      On this page:
      Secure Online Giving
      Give by Check

      Give by Phone
      Planned Giving
      Development Staff

Direct your gift to a Fund that matches your interests. Consider increasing your gift. We welcome multi-year pledges. Your gifts are tax deductible. Thank you for your generosity!

Secure Online Giving

Give online to general funds:
Friends of Music    Friends of Dance
    Minuteman Marching Band

Give online to any of the following Music Funds (click on the name):
75th Anniversary Music Scholarship
Alviani Voice Masterclass
Anne Elder Bestor Memorial Scholarship
Klock Campbell Horn Studio Award
Klock Classical Sax
Minority Scholarships in Music
Music Scholarships
New Instrument
Ornest Alumni Visiting Artist Endowment
Ornest Voice Award
Piano Restoration and Acquisition

Give online to any of the following Dance Funds (click on the name):
Dance - Artistic Endeavors
MVP Dance Fund (in honor of Marilyn V. Patton)

Give online to any of the following Marching Band Funds:
Band Alumni Scholarship
Band Uniform Fund (new!)
George N. Parks Memorial Award
Minuteman Marching Band Percussion Program
Power & Class Scholarship/Recruitment

For online gifts to the Funds below:

Go to UMass Giving page. Scroll down to Special Gift Instructions or Comments box (below Gift Options), and type or copy/paste the name of your chosen fund. Questions? Please contact Lucia Miller, or 413-577-4421. Thank you for your gift!

Philip Bezanson Graduate Voice or Composition Award
Horace Boyer Gospel Music Fund
Susan Cunningham Campbell Scholarship
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
Jeffrey Morgan Memorial Scholarship
Julian Olevsky Memorial Scholarship in Violin
Oratorio Performance Endowment Fund
Geraldine Shank Collaborative Piano Award
C. Lynn Vendien Minuteman Marching Band Scholarship
Stark Vocal Enhancement Fund for Workshops by Visiting Artists



Give by Check

Please write the specific fund or purpose (e.g. Friends of Music, Olevsky Scholarship, etc.) on the memo line, make it out to UMass Amherst and send it to UMass Amherst, Development Office, Memorial Hall, 134 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003.


Give by Phone

Please call the Gifts Processing office at UMass at 413-545-4721. Be sure to have your credit card ready and have selected a Fund or Funds to which to direct your gift. Please also mention that it is a Music & Dance Dept. Fund.


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 Pamela Acheson, (413) 577-1402 or to discuss your gift.


Development Staff

General Questions:
Lucia N. Miller, Director of Development, College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Planned Giving: Pamela Acheson, Director of Planned Giving

Scholarships: Janet Muzzy, Director of Stewardship


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