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.

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

Monthly Donation Amount

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.

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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