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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: Friends of Music    Friends of Dance

Give online to other funds:    
(click for Dance Fund options)

For gifts to these Funds:
75th Anniversary Music Scholarship
Alviani Voice Masterclass
Klock Classical Sax
Music Scholarships
New Instrument
Ornest Voice Award
Piano Restoration and Acquisition

Go to UMass Giving page; next to Selected Designations, click on Click here for more options! In the selection box, type the first word of your chosen fund into the Search Window at the top right. When the Fund name appears below the search window, check the box next to it, and uncheck the box next to Music (unless you are splitting the gift between your chosen fund and Friends of Music). Then click on Continue (not Close) and fill out the rest of the form. Thank you for your gift and your patience.

For gifts to these Funds:

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
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

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. Thank you for your gift and your patience.


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

OR: Marilyn Kushick, Director of Publicity & Fundraising, Department of Music & Dance

Planned Giving: Pamela Acheson, Director of Planned Giving

Scholarships: Janet Muzzy, Director of Stewardship


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