Gifts to the Interlochen 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:
Your gift may qualify you for membership in one or more of our giving clubs.
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.
The Interlochen Fund
The Interlochen Fund fuels the very heart of Interlochen. This pooled fund provides critical support for the Interlochen experience. We make the Interlochen dream possible for our students through scholarships and financial aid. The Camp and Academy are not collections of students from wealthy families, which is why half of our students receive some form of financial aid. Your gift will go directly toward student support - not to administrative overhead. It is a gift that will change a life.
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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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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.
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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).
Make a Gift in Honor or Memory.
The Interlochen Buy-a-Brick program is a very special way to assist Interlochen students while securing a lasting place of honor in the heart of the campus. Your tax-deductible gift will allow us to install a personalized stone paver in the location of your choice.
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Becoming an Interlochen Presents sponsor 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:
Sandy Wangen: 231.276.4421, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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Naming opportunities / capital projects
You may use your donation to memorialize a loved one, honor friends or put your family name in a permanent spot on campus.
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.