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Giving Options

Opportunities | Development Staff | Giving Options | Donor Spotlight

Direct your gift to a Fund that matches your interests:
      Friends of Music or Friends of Dance
      75th Anniversary Scholarship or Other Scholarships/Funds
      Planned Giving


Consider moving up to another giving level by increasing your gift. We welcome multi-year pledges. Thank you!

For credit card gifts, please use one of the secure UMass Online Gift forms.
Online Gifts to Friends of Music
Online Gifts to Friends of Dance
Online Gifts to other funds
: Enter the amount, then go to Designation 1, scroll to the bottom and select Other, enter below. Type in the Fund name: Friends of Music, Friends of Dance, or a Scholarship of your choice. Or, contact Marilyn Kushick at (413) 545-0018,

To send a check, please write the specific fund or purpose 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.

Your gifts are tax deductible, and much appreciated!


Friends of Music or Friends of Dance

Contribute to the Friends of Music Fund (Online Gift form) that provides the Department with unrestricted monies in support of the overall Music Program. The Friends of Dance Fund (Online Gift form) provides the Dance Area with similar unrestricted funds. Or send a check to the above address with the Fund name on the memo line.

However you choose to donate, we thank you!


Scholarships & Other Funds

75th Anniversary Music Scholarship Fund
 (clicking will take you to the UMass online gift form with this as the Gift Designation)

Or choose another Scholarship, Award or Masterclass Fund that is right for you. It's easy to make a secure online gift: Go to the UMass Online gift form, fill out the requested information. For the Designation, scroll to the bottom, select Other, enter below 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 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
Ornest Alumni Visiting Artist Endowment
Ornest Undergraduate Award in Voice
George N. Parks Memorial Award Fund
Power & Class Scholarship/Recruitment Fund
UMass Band Alumni Scholarship Fund
C. Lynn Vendien Minuteman Marching Band Scholarship
Stark Vocal Enhancement Fund for Workshops by Visiting Artists
Undergraduate Accompanying Award in Piano



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 to discuss your gift.

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