Giving to Interlochen

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A gift to Interlochen is more than a donation: it's an investment in the life of an emerging artist. By sustaining a community in which talents are nurtured and cross-cultural bonds are forged, you cultivate the next generation of performers, audiences, and creative changemakers. 

Here are ways you can support our mission. 

The Interlochen Annual Fund fuels the very heart of Interlochen's mission: our students. Your gift to the Annual Fund provides scholarships, ensuring that students from all backgrounds have access to unparalleled educational experiences.

The Annual Fund also sustains the people and resources that make the Interlochen experience transformational: guest artists, student tours and performances, costumes, musical scores, art equipment, and more.

Learn more about the Interlochen Annual Fund in the link below or make an online gift now.

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Interlochen Annual Fund

When you support Interlochen Public Radio (IPR), you connect the people of northern Michigan to each other—and the world—by supporting our broadcast of music, news, and culture. Your gift to the Interlochen Public Radio Annual Fund powers original programming on issues of importance to our region and introduces new audiences to the wonder of classical music. Your gift will continue an innovative legacy of public broadcasting that began with our founder Joe Maddy. Click the IPR Giving Opportunities button to learn more or make an online gift now.

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IPR Giving Opportunities

Named Annual Scholarships

Named annual scholarships are created and renewed annually to support and unlock young artists' potential. Donors establish these scholarships with a $10,000 or more annual recurring gift, or a $5,000 recurring gift that is also supported through the donor's estate. Learn more about named annual scholarships in the link below.

Named Annual Scholarships


Endowed Scholarships

In 2021, Interlochen awarded over $16 million in financial aid to 1,419 Camp and Academy students. Endowed scholarships ensure that current and future generations will have the opportunity to find their passion and purpose at Interlochen. Each year, about 300 of our Academy and Camp students have the opportunity to experience Interlochen because a generous donor supported their potential through an endowed scholarship. Learn more about endowed scholarships in the link below.

Endowed Scholarships

A gift to our endowment is a permanent investment in Interlochen. When you make an endowment gift, we invest the funds and use the earnings to support endowed scholarships, faculty positions, visiting artist opportunities, programs, and arts areas. A portion of these earnings is reinvested, ensuring that the endowed fund will retain its buying power for years to come. Endowed funds can be named after the donor or their designee. Learn more about endowment gifts.

Endowment Gifts

You can make a special gift to help Interlochen meet current, strategic priorities with an immediate and long-lasting impact. Learn more about our Strategic Initiatives for meeting students’ full demonstrated financial need; supporting our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund; increasing visiting artists; and expanding regional and national student touring opportunities.

Strategic Initiatives

You can make a planned gift now that will provide opportunities for the creative change-makers of tomorrow. There is a range of planned giving options you could consider for your estate planning. Learn more about planning giving options.

Planned Giving

Our online donation form enables you to make gifts to the Interlochen Annual Fund and the Interlochen Public Radio Annual Fund.

If you prefer to make a gift by phone, please contact us at 231-276-7623. If you prefer to mail a check, please send it to:

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

If you are interested in exploring a special gift or priority, please contact Philanthropy staff at or 231-276-7623.

Envision Interlochen at 100

As we approach our centennial, we celebrate Interlochen's leadership in arts education, drawing upon our remarkable success to envision an even brighter future. The resulting plan, Vision 2028, is supported by four fundamental pillars: The Young Artist Destination, The Formative Experience, One Interlochen, and Student Value Investments. LEARN MORE

Impact of Giving

Each gift to Interlochen impacts the lives of young artists. Some gifts help create new faculty positions. Others expand our ability to bring in visiting artists and visiting faculty. Many support scholarships for students in specific disciplines or academic programs, or from specific regions. The opportunities to help turn Interlochen students' passion and potential into purpose abound. Your philanthropy unlocks the excellence of Interlochen.

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