Friends of Copland House

Ways of Giving

Help shape the future of American music by contributing to Copland House! All of our programs you read about on this site - composer residencies and commissions, public performances, educational outreach, and much more - depend on your support. There are many ways to give, and your contributions are tax-deductible.

CLICK: Contribute here via credit card or PayPal.

MAIL: Make a check payable to Copland House, P.O. Box 2177, Peekskill, NY 10566.

AUTO: Set up a recurring contribution through your checking, PayPal, or credit card account.

Monthly Donation Amount

STOCKS: Donate shares directly to Copland House, and reduce or eliminate capital gains tax on selling appreciated securities.

MATCH: Increase your donation's impact with a matching contribution from your employer. Send us a matching gift form from your place of business, along with your donation.

IRA: If you are over 70-1/2, you may be able to transfer a tax-free distribution from your IRA to Copland House, a qualified charitable organization.

PLAN: Include Copland House in your estate plan through a will, trust, or retirement or life insurance policy, to continue your tradition of support into the future.

ASSETS: Donat a piano, car, furnishings, or other tangible assets that can help Copland House and provide you with a generous tax deduction.

Designating Your Gift

FRIENDS OF COPLAND HOUSE: Unrestricted donations to the Friends of Copland House annual appeal help support our ongoing programs. These gifts are used to fund costs of composer residencies; fees for our concert performers, teaching artists, recordings, and broadcasts; preservation and maintenance of Copland’s home and our pianos, archives, and facilities; and salaries, overhead, and general operations. Friends receive priority announcements to special events and concerts throughout the year.

THE JOYCE AND GRANT BEGLARIAN ENDOWMENT FUND: Gifts to the Endowment Fund ensure the long-term health and stability of Copland House and all its activities. The Fund honors educator-composer-arts visionary Grant Beglarian and his wife Joyce, early champions of Copland House’s mission.

NAMED GIFTS: Gifts or bequests at an appropriate level will be recognized by naming a specific composer residency or commission, CULTIVATE Fellowship, concert, recording, performer's chair, or educational or other program in tribute to you, a family member, or friend.

Have you considered leaving a gift to Copland House in your will? If you would like more information about this or other giving opportunities, please call us at (914) 788-4659.


Click HERE for information about our annual galas. (Our most recent one, LES ANNÉES FOLLES took place in October 2018 at Le Bernardin Privé, New York City.) CHECK BACK SOON FOR OUR 2019 GALA!

Give Generously

All Copland House programs depend on the annual tax-deductible contributions of individual, institutional, and corporate supporters around the country and the world. Become one of our Friends of Copland House. Donations at all levels are welcome, and we hope you will give as generously as you can.

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