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Ways to Support

Ways to Support

Ways to Support

Your support makes a powerful difference by providing educational and performance opportunities, developing audiences, and recognizing professional achievement.

Support options


The simplest and easiest gift you can make, cash gifts can be made by credit card online as one-time gifts or as recurring monthly or annual gifts, which help sustain your impact on early music through regular and consistent contributions.

You can also send a personal check made payable to Early Music America to:

Early Music America
801 Vinial Street, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Gift pledges are formal statements of intention to make a gift. With a pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time. Each payment on your pledge is eligible for an income-tax deduction.


Early Music America has teamed up with Donate for Charity to make donating your vehicle easy. It’s a win for all: you get a minimum $500 tax deduction (or higher, depending on what your car sells for), and Early Music America receives the net proceeds to support our programs. Whether the vehicle is running or not, Donate For Charity can help process the donation. You can go online and fill out a simple form, or call Donate For Charity directly at 866.392.4483.


Endowed gifts are invested by Early Music America to generate income in perpetuity, providing you with an opportunity to make a lasting impact. An endowed gift can be established with a minimum contribution of $25,000. It can be directed toward one of Early Music America’s existing programs, toward supporting ongoing operating needs, or toward establishing a new named scholarship or grant.

Gifts of Securities, Stocks & Bonds

Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to Early Music America before they are sold.

  • You transfer appreciated stocks, mutual funds, or bonds you have owned for more than one year to Early Music America.
  • Early Music America sells your securities and uses the proceeds for its programs.
  • You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer, no matter what you originally paid for them.
  • You pay no capital gains tax when the stock is sold, so a gift of appreciated stock could be more advantageous to you than a gift of cash.

Fidelity Investments processes stock contributions as our broker.

Details are as follows:

DTC # 0226
Account Title: Early Music America
Account Number: Z71-519146
Phone: 800-544-6666

Early Music America's EIN#: 13-3318348

If your stock is held by your broker, it may simply be transferred by your broker to Fidelity Investments electronically. In order for us to be able to identify you as the donor, you must instruct your broker to specify your name in the transfer.

Giving through a Will or Trust

Giving through your will or trust offers a way to support Early Music America’s mission while costing you nothing during your lifetime, allowing you to meet your own financial needs.

  • Include a bequest to Early Music America in your will or trust.
  • Make your bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific program of Early Music America.
  • Indicate a specific amount or a percentage of the balance in your estate or trust.
  • Your assets remain in your control during your lifetime.
  • You can modify your gift to address changing circumstances.
  • You can direct your gift to a particular program.
  • Under current tax law, the entire amount of your charitable bequest is deductible from your estate for tax purposes.
  • Because every donor's circumstances are unique, discuss the advantages of giving through a will or a trust with your estate planning professional.

Giving through an Insurance Plan

Giving through an insurance plan is an easy option for making a gift to Early Music America.

  • You transfer ownership of a paid-up life insurance policy to Early Music America.
  • Early Music America elects to cash in the policy now or hold it.
  • Make a gift using an asset that you and your family no longer need.
  • Receive an income tax deduction.
  • In some cases, you can use the cash value in your policy to fund a life-income gift, such as a deferred gift annuity.

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Your support helps us continue to produce impactful programs and activities for the field.




For more information about any of these giving options, please contact us.


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