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.
SPECIAL! BETWEEN SEPT 15 & DEC 15: TAKE THE ARTSWESTCHESTER CHALLENGE AND TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT ...
Every new or increased dollar* contributed to Copland House (up to a total of $5,000) will be matched dollar-for-dollar by ArtsWestchester, with the support of the Westchester County government, until all available funds have been allocated. And because our Board of Trustees has agreed to "match the match," each qualifying dollar you donate will generate a total of three dollars for Copland House! These funds will help support our coveted, all-expenses-paid composer residencies and award-winning in-school educational activities. (* Increased dollars are those above your highest contribution over the last 3 years.)
ONLINE: To securely make a gift with your CREDIT CARD click below. Once it is processed, you will receive an email confirmation.
CHECK: Please make check payable to Copland House and mail to P.O. Box 2177, Peekskill, NY 10566
MONTHLY DONATION: Set up a recurring contribution through your PayPal, automated checking, or credit card accounts
SECURITIES: You may take a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of appreciated securities held longer than one year, and avoid paying capital gains tax if they were sold. Please call Copland House to receive specific transferring instructions (914-788-4659)
MATCHING GIFT: Increase the impact of your gift if you and/or your spouse or partner work for a company that matches donations to cultural or educational institutions. Please obtain a matching gift form from your employer’s human resources office and mail it with your gift to Copland House
IRA ROLLOVER: If you are over 70-1/2, you may qualify to transfer a tax-free distribution from your IRA to Copland House
BEQUESTS: Ensure that your legacy of support continues in the future by including Copland House in your estate plan through a will, trust, retirement, or life insurance policy. Your participation will set an important example for others and help strengthen our long-range planning
ASSETS: Gifts of pianos and other tangible assets can greatly aid Copland House while providing you with a generous tax deduction. Please contact us to discuss your gift
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 opportunties, please call us at (914) 788-4659.
Click HERE for information about our annual galas .... this year, LATE NIGHT WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN on October 23rd at the Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center.