A charitable gift to Crescendo allows us to further our mission of providing individualized music instruction, in a positive and supportive setting to all persons regardless of age, ability, or income.
Two Ways to Donate:
Annual Fund – We work hard creating exceptional music programs and each year our student enrollment grows, but the price of music instruction covers only a portion of our expenses. Our annual fund campaign raises those important dollars that we need to support our operations.
Levels of Giving:
Benefactor $1,000 to $4,999
Patron $500 to $999
Sustaining $100 to 499
Friend up to $99
Your gift of:
$990.00 = 45 half-hour lessons annually
$1980.00 = 45 one-hour lessons annually
A Piano in Every Studio – It is imperative that we have a piano in each of our 19 instructor studios and our ensemble rooms. The campaign goal of one piano in every music room is designed to help us to improve our quality of instruction and to replace our old worn out pianos with new ones.
Your gift of:
$5,500 = one acoustic piano
$1,935 = one electric piano
Special Funds and Gifts - In addition to our annual campaigns our friends may establish a designated fund. We welcome you to establish a fund of your choosing or create one for a loved one as a special gift:
•The Takeda/Thorne Memorial Fund
•Levine Instrument Fund
•Dezzie & Aughtery Lipsey Memorial Scholarship Fund
•Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra Fund
•Ehrnstrom/Daniels Memorial Musician’s Fund:
Newly created in 2011 to “honor Robert Ehrnstrom who was an outstanding guitar player and also Gerry Daniels, who was a hot harmonica player with a passion for acting. These two gentleman left us much too soon. The Funds main priority is to provide needs-based financial assistance to a child or teenager with a passion for guitar.”
Musical Instruments & Scores – Please call our office if you have an instrument or music that you would like to donate 269.345.6664.
Planned Giving - Please let us know if you have named Crescendo in your estate plan, charitable trust, or will. These types of gifts ensure that your love of music will live on at Crescendo.
Donate your time and expertise – Crescendo is always looking for volunteers to help out with special events and projects and to serve on our Board of Directors. Contact the office to learn more about sharing your skills and time with us!
Option 1: Credit Card via Paypal
Option 2: Check or Money Order
Print this form and send it along with your donation to:
Crescendo Academy of Music
Epic Center, Suite 12
359 South Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007