Friends of Copland House

Ways of Giving

Help shape the future of American music by contributing to Copland House! All our programs - composer residencies and commissions, live and recorded performances, educational and community outreach, and much more - depend on your support. There are many ways to give, and all of your contributions are tax-deductible, as permitted by law.

With a gift of any amount, you are welcomed as a Friend of Copland House. As a Friend, you are entitled to discounts on tickets to our mainstage concerts, priority announcements and invitations to selected other Copland House performances and events around the U.S., and discounts on our merchandise sold here. You may also enjoy a free tour of Rock Hill, Copland's home (by appointment).

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 credit card or PayPal account. Enter the amount, then click RECURRING DONATION, and follow the on-screen prompts.

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 business, along with your donation.

IRA: If you are over 72, 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: Donate 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 support our ongoing programs. These gifts fund costs of composer residencies; fees for our performers, teaching artists, recordings, broadcasts, and composer commissions; 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 contact our office at (914) 788-4659 or


Click HERE for information about our annual galas.

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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