Giving Opportunities

Gifts to the Interlochen Annual Fund help in building a multifaceted community of artists, musicians, actors, dancers, creative writers and filmmakers. Your tax-deductible donation will help ensure that the arts continue to matter, in deep and meaningful ways, to future generations. You can make a one-time or monthly donation through our simple, secure online gift form:

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If you would prefer to call in your gift or pledge, please contact us at 231.276.7623. If you would prefer to mail or fax your contribution, please download our gift form (Adobe PDF).

What to give

You can support the mission of Interlochen by making current or future gifts. Current gifts include donations of cash, securities, gifts-in-kind, or similar assets. Current gifts also can be made in the form of a pledge commitment payable over a three- to five-year period. Future gifts are typically made in conjunction with your estate plan, such as including Interlochen in your will or establishing a trust or similar tax-advantaged life-income gift.

Check the list below for other ways to give to Interlochen.

The Interlochen Annual Fund

The Interlochen Annual Fund fuels the very heart of Interlochen. Every year, gifts to Interlochen help pay for guest artists and master classes, art materials, costumes and music scores. They support outstanding performances. They help shape a one-of-a-kind gathering place for the arts, a space dedicated to creativity and inspiration. Most importantly, gifts to the Interlochen Annual Fund help ensure that an extraordinary education is available to promising students from all economic backgrounds and walks of life. Your gift to the Interlochen Annual Fund is a gift that will change a life. 


Endowment funds are invested, and only the earnings from these investments are expended towards endowed scholarships and other important initiatives. Each year a portion of these earnings are reinvested, ensuring that the fund retains its buying power over time. Since an endowment’s principal is never spent, a gift to our endowment is a permanent investment in Interlochen’s enduring mission.

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Planned giving

A "planned gift" refers to a charitable donation strategy that is designed to help everyone involved - a nonprofit organization, donors, and donors' heirs. A planned gift can take many forms, including a bequest in a will, charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, life insurance, and retirement/IRA gift. Each form of planned giving has unique benefits. For more information on Interlochen's Heritage Society and how Planned Giving might work for you, please contact our Director of Planned Giving, Kathleen Kasdorf, at 231.276.7637 or

Honor and Memorial Gifts

You can make a gift in honor or memory of an individual or organization. It's a great way to support Interlochen while honoring someone special. We'll send a message to the person you designate, notifying them about your tribute gift (without specifying the gift amount). 

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Becoming an Interlochen Presentssponsor is one of many ways businesses can support Interlochen Center for the Arts. With hundreds of presentations each year by students, faculty and world-renowned guest artists, Interlochen's power to inspire and entertain audiences is woven into the fabric of life in the Grand Traverse region.

If you'd like to learn more about becoming an Interlochen Arts Festival sponsor, please contact:

John Roddy: 231.276.4421,

Employer Matching Gifts

Your employer may match your contribution to Interlochen. Use the Employer Match Lookup to see if yours has a matching gift policy. If your employer is eligible, please mail or fax your completed form (obtained from your employer) to Interlochen. Some employers also match gifts made by retirees or spouses.

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Underwriting Interlochen Public Radio

Successful businesses throughout our region know that Interlochen Public Radio program underwriting is an affordable and effective way to reach an important group of people, the IPR audience. Local underwriting is charitable giving paired with the organized on-air acknowledgement of a sponsor.

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Canadian Friends of Interlochen

Canadian Friends of Interlochen offers alumni, parents and friends in Canada the tax benefits of making a gift to Interlochen through a registered Canadian charity (BN 84104 4811RR0001). All gifts made to Canadian Friends of Interlochen support student scholarships at Interlochen Center for the Arts.