Annual Giving

Perpetual renewal of the world’s leading music conservatory

Annual gifts are essential to Curtis's continued success, making a world-class education possible for our talented students. Approximately one-quarter of our annual budget is sustained through recurring annual gifts—primarily from individuals, and also from corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Annual gifts support educational programs, performances, student wellness, and other initiatives.

Curtis Society

Support for the annual fund helps to advance the school's mission and support the talented musicians who study here. With a gift of $100 or more to the annual fund, you will officially join the Curtis Society, whose members enjoy an array of attractive benefits that allow them to delve deeper into the unique Curtis community.

The Leopold Stokowski Society

Annual gifts of $1,500 or more bring recognition and benefits through the Leopold Stokowski Society, including the exclusive opportunity to mix and mingle with artists and alumni while supporting the high standard that a Curtis education represents. 

Crescendo Club

The Curtis Crescendo Club brings donors between the ages of 21 and 45 together for special networking events and other opportunities to get more involved at Curtis and in classical music in Philadelphia. Through their annual gifts of $100 or more, these donors enjoy all the benefits of giving to Curtis, in addition to invitations to gatherings exclusively for Crescendo Club members. 

The Summerfest Special Access Fund

Summerfest is a comprehensive summer program held on the Curtis campus, with five distinctive program tracks for young musicians ages 11 to 22. Since Summerfest's inception in 2012, admission has quickly become highly competitive, and the Summerfest experience is now sought by some of the most talented young musicians in the country and the world. With tuition and room and board costs ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 (depending on the program track), almost every Summerfest applicant requests some sort of financial assistance, whether need-based, merit-based, or both. With your gift to the Summerfest Special Access Fund, you can play a part in addressing this growing need, and help to make the dreams of more than 200 young musicians come true this summer.

Corporate Giving

By supporting the unmatched excellence of Curtis, world-class businesses sustain the next generation of extraordinary artists while making a powerful investment in the arts. With more than 200 annual performances in venues across Philadelphia, the U.S., and around the globe, Curtis offers a distinctive platform to achieve your business goals.

All corporate sponsors enjoy the benefits of being a Curtis Corporate Partner. Exclusive benefits are available in association with specific program or performance sponsorship packages that are tailored to meet your specific needs. 


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