Giving Opportunities

  • Thanks to annual fund donors, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and Dance Company had the opportunity to perform at the 2016 New York Philharmonic Biennial. Our students received rave reviews, and Arts Academy was the only high school invited.

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Your gifts to Interlochen help CREATE AMAZING People, Place, Programs and Opportunity. Your tax-deductible donation will help set the stage for Interlochen's second century as a beacon of arts and culture and a leader in arts education.

If you would prefer to call in your gift or pledge, please contact us at 231.276.7623. If you would prefer to mail your contribution, please send to:

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Attn: Advancement
P.O. Box 199
Interlochen, MI 49643

What to give

You can support CREATE AMAZING: The Campaign for 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 (Campaign Priority)

CREATE AMAZING Opportunity every day with your support every year. 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. Learn more >>

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Endowment (Campaign Priority)

Endowment funds are invested, and only the earnings from these investments are expended towards endowed scholarships. 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 helping Interlochen give everyone a place to unite through the power of the arts. Learn more >>

Planned Giving (Campaign Priority)

CREATE AMAZING Opportunity with a "planned gift," which is a charitable donation strategy designed to help everyone involved—Interlochen, you, and your 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 during CREATE AMAZING: The Campaign for Interlochen, please visit our Planned Giving pages, or contact our Director of Planned Giving, Kathleen Kasdorf, at 231.276.7637 or

Interlochen Public Radio (Campaign Priority)

CREATE AMAZING Programs when you support IPR and bring Interlochen and northern Michigan to the world. Gifts you make today include donations of cash, monthly sustaining gifts, securities, real estate or other assets. Future gifts are typically made in conjunction with your estate plan, such as including IPR in your will, naming IPR as a beneficiary on a life insurance or retirement plan, or establishing a trust or similar tax-advantaged life-income gift. Learn more >>

Underwriting: 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. Learn more >>

Honor or Memorial Gifts

Whether celebrating, honoring, or memorializing, donors can make recognition gifts to the Interlochen Annual Fund. All provide giving options that personalize a donor's desire to support Interlochen's mission. Learn more >>


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. Learn more >>

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

John Roddy: 231.276.4421, 

Gifts of Securities

Investing in Interlochen can take many forms—including gifts of securities. We are equipped to accept stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Learn more >>

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. Employer Match Lookup >> 

Giving Clubs

Interlochen’s giving clubs recognize generous alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff who demonstrate strong commitment to Interlochen and the arts with annual gifts of $1,000 or more, or by remembering Interlochen in their wills. Learn more >>


Gifts of real estate, art, musical instruments, equipment, furnishings and other tangible property may be given outright or as pledges to Interlochen. Learn more >>

Canadian Friends of Interlochen

Canadian Friends of Interlochen was established by a group of Canadian alumni with a desire to network with other alumni and friends in Canada and generate support for Interlochen and its mission. Learn more >>