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Interlochen Annual Fund

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The Interlochen Annual Fund is the key that helps young artists unlock their potential at Interlochen. Most importantly, the Annual Fund supports the very heart of Interlochen: our students. Annual Fund scholarships enable hundreds of students to attend Interlochen Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy each year—and ensure that this transformational experience is available to promising young artists from all backgrounds.

Annual Fund gifts also help bring world-class visiting artists to campus and create incredible moments through student tours and performances off campus. These gifts pay for professional-quality materials like art equipment, costumes for dance and theatre, and music scores. They empower us to sustain a one-of-a-kind community where creativity is celebrated, discovery is encouraged, and barriers are broken.

You can maintain Interlochen as an unparalleled space for creative focus and experimentation. Your gifts each year will advance the development of the next generation of artists and creative leaders. This is the power of giving through the Interlochen Annual Fund.

We are deeply grateful for every gift we receive, and for all donors who make the gifts that they can. Together, you and fellow passionate supporters have an immediate and a lasting impact on Interlochen.

Interlochen Evergreens

Interlochen Evergreens is the recurring giving program of the Interlochen Annual Fund. Your ongoing gift provides sustainable, dependable revenue for scholarships and experiences that ensure an extraordinary arts education is available to promising young artists from all economic backgrounds. You choose the amount that’s right for you, and each month when your automatic payment is made, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped a young artist flourish!

To learn more or ask any questions, please contact our director of annual giving, Stephanie Pierce, at 231.276.7622.

You can also set your recurring gift up quickly and easily at interlochen.org/evergreens.

Making a Leadership Gift

Your leadership gift to Interlochen through the W. Clement Stone Society or the President's Club provides transformative experiences for young artists through scholarships, touring opportunities, visiting artist residencies, and outstanding teaching.

Your giving club level is determined by your cumulative giving to all Interlochen Center for the Arts programs within the calendar year. You can also receive early ticketing access to Interlochen events, so that you can experience firsthand all that your generosity makes possible. Learn more about leadership annual giving club levels.

Silver: $1,000 - $2,499

Gold: $2,500 - $4,999

$84 - $416 per month as an Interlochen Evergreen sustaining donor

No one person single-handedly could build such an institution, an arts center that has become a citadel of freedom and beacon of hope for creative, gifted young people all over the world. Joe Maddy was the first to admit that he needed help, and he had many helpers along the way. I feel privileged and proud that I was one of them. It has been one of the truest riches of my life. 

—W. Clement Stone

For decades, visionary philanthropist W. Clement Stone supported Interlochen financially and as chair of the Board of Trustees. As a member of the W. Clement Stone Society, you continue his legacy as one of Interlochen's many "helpers." Your gift enables Interlochen to continue to shine as a beacon of hope for young artists.

Thank you for honoring Interlochen’s past by paving the way for its future.

$5,000 and above

Silver Members ($10,000 – $24,999)

Gold Members ($25,000 – $49,999)

Platinum Members ($50,000 – $99,999)

Diamond Members ($100,000 and above)

$417+ per month as an Interlochen Evergreen sustaining donor

The potential for personal, artistic, and societal transformation exists here in greater measure than anywhere else. This is our gift to treasure and our responsibility to share.

—President Trey Devey

As a member of Interlochen's distinguished President's Club, your gift of $5,000 and above to any purpose—including the Interlochen Annual Fund—helps thousands of young artists transform their passion into purpose. You sustain the world's premiere destination for young artists, a global community united by a love of the arts.

You make awe-inspiring achievements possible.

To learn more about leadership annual giving or to make a gift, please contact our director of leadership giving, Emily Culler, at 231.276.7624. You can also mail your gift to:

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on our most frequently asked questions to learn more about Interlochen's Annual Fund.

The Interlochen Annual Fund is our annual giving program, which provides unrestricted support to the institution. Our new year starts June 1, each year. The Interlochen Annual Fund supports scholarships and a variety of programs, including guest artists, master classes, and classroom materials. When you give to the Annual Fund—through an outright gift or as an Evergreen monthly donor—you ensure that every moment at Interlochen is extraordinary.

Just like our household expenses, Interlochen's annual operating costs increase over time. So does the financial need of  our students--which means that more scholarship support is needed every year. 

We are grateful for every gift—no matter the size. How much you can or should give will vary from household to household. We would love to receive one of the top three charitable gifts you make this year, but what matters most to us is that you choose to make a difference for Interlochen Center for the Arts. 

No. Many of our donors choose to make gifts of securities. You can take a charitable deduction for the full market value of your securities while avoiding the capital gains tax that you would incur if you sold them. Please contact the Philanthropy Office at 231.276.7623 or philanthropy@interlochen.org for details on the best way to make a gift of stock. 

You can give at any time. However, if you would like to qualify for a deduction in this tax year, you must submit or mail your gift by Dec. 31. 

Only this: Our students, faculty, staff, and trustees are grateful for your support of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Your gift ensures that the arts continue to flourish—both at Interlochen and around the globe.

If you're ready to make a gift, you can make a gift online, or contact Philanthropy staff at 231.276.7623 or email philanthropy@interlochen.org. You can also mail a check to:

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