No matter how you choose to give, your gift supports the experience of each and every Berklee student. Thank you for your support!
Make a one-time or monthly gift via our secure online donation form to support the area of Berklee that matters most to you.
Mail delivery and check processing is delayed while staff continue to work remotely, so we invite you to consider making your donation by a means other than a check. If you do prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Berklee College of Music and mail it to:
Berklee College of Music
Attn: Gifts Processor
1140 Boylston Street, MS-161 IA
Boston, MA 02215
Berklee's federal tax identification number is 04-2300472.
To make your gift by phone or to speak with a staff member, please contact Edie Germano at 617-747-2127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, phone number, and reason for contacting Berklee. A member of our staff will call you in response to your message, so including the reason for your inquiry will help us direct your message to the appropriate person.
Please direct all fax messages to 617-247-8788.
Gifts of Stock
To give a gift of securities, bonds, mutual funds, or commodities (stocks), please contact your broker to begin the process. If you or your broker have questions, Christopher Faggioni of Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith will be happy to assist you, and can be reached at 631-361-3233 or email@example.com.
Account Number: 39G02007
DTC Number: 8862
Please direct gifts to Berklee College of Music.
Unless you specifically intend to make an anonymous donation, please give the broker permission to identify you as the donor.
In order to qualify for a tax deduction for any given calendar year, the securities must be transferred from your account to Berklee no later than December 31.
For questions, please contact Edie Germano, gift processing and stewardship coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the company that administers your donor-advised fund for guidance on making charitable gifts using your fund. If you have questions, please contact Edie Germano, assistant director of advancement services, at email@example.com.
In addition to cash donations, Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee gladly accept gifts-in-kind. A gift-in-kind is a nonmonetary contribution of goods or services. Examples of accepted tangible goods include musical instruments, equipment, auction items, and various materials related to performing arts and music education. Examples of services include donated transportation, meeting space, and professional support. Berklee will make a determination regarding acceptance of an intended gift based on the quality of the instrument or equipment, demand, and preservation required.
Berklee is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore, all contributions to Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee are tax deductible. Berklee is not allowed to make a determination as to the value of gifts-in-kind and must leave this responsibility to the individual donors. Please consult with your tax advisor in order to fill out the IRS 8283 form.
To speak with someone about donating a gift-in-kind, please contact Lindsey Chinni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to direct funds via wire transfer from your U.S. or international bank, please contact Edie Germano, assistant director of advancement services, at email@example.com or 617-747-2127, for wiring instructions.
A planned gift offers a unique opportunity to make a difference now and in the future. Anyone can participate—there are options for all income levels, age brackets, and areas of interest. By doing so, you affirm the importance of creating an enduring legacy for future generations of students.
The Student Phonathon program, led by Berklee students, brings our community of alumni, parents, and friends together around a common goal: helping students succeed by raising funds to support the greatest needs on campus.
Students make outgoing calls to alumni, parents, and friends in the evenings during the fall and spring semesters. They share updates about new programs and opportunities at Berklee, ask for advice, and share ways for members of our community to stay connected to the college.
Phonathon provides students with real-world, professional experience that strengthens their entrepreneurial skills and introduces them to the world of philanthropy and the impact our donors make on campus.
Don't miss our call: Berklee students will be calling from 617-747-6354. If you get a call from that number, please pick up; our students would love to say hello. You may also make a gift to support the Berklee Fund and opt to receive a thank-you call from a student instead.
For more information about the Student Phonathon program, please contact Jean Connaughton, director of Annual Giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many employers will match gifts to charitable organizations. Use the tool on our Matching Gifts page to search for your employer to see if they will match your contribution. You may also contact your employer's human resources department to inquire about matching gifts.
Corporate and Foundation Support
Berklee’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) cultivates and maintains relationships with grant-making organizations that have funding interests aligned with our mission, vision, and goals. CFR works with academic leadership on proposal submissions and stewardship for awarded grants.
Foundations, corporations, and government agencies support a wide range of College and Conservatory initiatives and programs, including:
scholarships for students;
education outreach initiatives, such as Berklee City Music, a tuition-free music education program that engages over 2,000 underserved students locally and more than 55,000 students nationally through partnerships with school districts in New York City, Los Angeles, and other cities across the country;
funded fellowships, through the Berklee Career Center, which close opportunity gaps for high-need students by offsetting travel, housing, and other costs so they can participate in high-quality internships in the music industry;
Berklee Institutes, such as the Institute for Jazz and Gender Justice, Music and Health Institute, and Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, which aim to advance, coordinate, and catalyze innovation and affect change across the college and in the wider community;
public performances by Berklee students, faculty, and visiting artists at the Berklee Performance Center, Cafe 939, and other performance venues on campus that enrich the cultural life of Boston; and
capital projects that improve Berklee's physical campus.
The CFR office welcomes inquiries and contact from foundations and corporations as well as suggestions from faculty, alumni and friends on potential partnership opportunities. For inquiries, please contact Danielle Parillo, senior director of corporate and foundation relations, at email@example.com.
Faculty and Staff Payroll Deduction
Current faculty and staff can automatically support the area at Berklee that matters most to them each pay period through payroll deduction. Set up or edit your payroll deduction today (login required).
Can't find what you're looking for? Contact Alissa Minot, executive assistant to the senior vice president of Institutional Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.