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Giving Options

Opportunities | Development Staff | Giving Options | Donor Spotlight

Direct your gift to a Fund that matches your interests.
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      Secure Online Giving
      Giving by Check

      Giving by Phone
      List of Music & Dance Scholarship, Award & Masterclass Funds
      Planned Giving

Secure Online 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   (Music Program, unrestricted)
Online Gifts to Friends of Dance  
(Dance Program, unrestricted)

Online Gifts to other funds.
Choose from the full list of Music/Dance funds below.

Go to the UMass Giving page, click on Click here for more options! next to Selected Designations. When the selection box appears, type the first word of your chosen fund into the Search Window at the top right. If the Fund name appears below the search window, just check the box next to it, and uncheck the box next to Music (unless you'd like to split the gift between your chosen fund and Friends of Music). If no match is found, close the box, go down on the form to the Special Gift Instructions or Comments box (below Gift Options), and type or copy/paste the name of your chosen fund into that box. Then complete the rest of the form. Thank you for your patience and generosity!

To send a 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.

To donate 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.

If you have any questions about this process, or about the Funds themselves, please contact Marilyn Kushick, 413-545-0018 or Your gifts are tax deductible, and much appreciated!


Scholarships & Other Funds

Choose a Scholarship, Award or Masterclass Fund that is right for you. Then give online, by check, or by phone. Thank you!

75th Anniversary Music Scholarship Fund
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
Klock Classical Sax Fund
Howard Lebow Memorial Scholarship in Piano
Eugenie M. May Award in Piano
Jeffrey Morgan Memorial Scholarship
Music Scholarships
New Instrument Fund
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
Piano Restoration and Acquisition 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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