1. Giving

Support music students with a gift today.

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Your gift changes lives.

No matter how you choose to support SFCM, your gift opens up a world of opportunities for the next generation of musicians. Our exceptionally talented students study with SFCM’s dedicated faculty in order to achieve their best as artists, intellectuals, professionals, and individuals. At SFCM, we prepare our students to become successful in any endeavor through the study of music at the highest level. With a nearly year-round schedule of performances and outreach programming, all at low or no cost, we engage and enrich the lives of thousands of people every year. And all of this is made possible by your support.

Ways to Give

  • Annual Giving

    Make your support go where it’s needed most, from attracting the best faculty and student talent to providing access to the highest-quality instruments and facilities. Join us behind the scenes at SFCM.

  • Monthly Giving

    Join the Sustaining Friends, a community that provides SFCM with a dependable base of support for students, faculty, and outreach programs throughout the year. Your monthly contribution will continue for as long as you wish. Give Monthly

  • Matched Giving

  • Designated Giving

    Designate your gift of $2,500 or more to support performances, master classes, national and international events, community engagement, and more. Contact William Quillen, Legacy & Major Gifts Officer, at 415-503-6201 or wquillen@sfcm.eduKathleen Nicely, Vice President of Advancement, at 415-503-6303 or knicely@sfcm.eduWilliam Quillen, Legacy & Major Gifts Officer, at 415-503-6201 or wquillen@sfcm.edu.

  • Alumni Giving

    Stay in touch, get involved, and give back as part of the alumni community. Join your SFCM peers. Contact Maria Shaw, Alumni Relations Officer, at 415-503-6307 or mshaw@sfcm.edu.

  • Legacy Giving

    Consider your SFCM legacy and discover the Ada Clement Legacy Society. Contact William Quillen, Legacy & Major Gifts Officer, at 415-503-6201 or wquillen@sfcm.eduPatrick Hosfield, Director of Legacy Gifts, at 415-503-6201 or phosfield@sfcm.edu.

  • Endowment Giving

    Provide financial support to SFCM in perpetuity. Opportunities begin at $50,000. Contact Kathleen Nicely, Vice President of Advancement, at 415-503-6303 or knicely@sfcm.eduWilliam Quillen, Legacy & Major Gifts Officer, at 415-503-6201 or wquillen@sfcm.edu.

  • Corporate Giving

    Connect your business to SFCM and receive specially tailored benefits and recognition. Contact Christian Mills, Associate Director of Major Gifts, at 415-503-6291 or cmills@sfcm.eduRhiannon Lewis, Institutional Gifts Manager, at 415-503-6289 or rlewis@sfcm.edu.

  • In-Kind Giving

    Make an in-kind gift of sheet music, books, CDs, or instruments. Find more detail in our library donation policy. Please start the process online, and a staff member will contact you with more information.

Opportunities to Engage

Experience the impact of your generosity.

When you make a donation, we thank you by inviting you to insightful lectures and intimate gatherings with students and faculty. Through these unique experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to explore and discover all that SFCM has to offer and see the impact of your giving firsthand.

Testimonials

Looking toward the future

Help from donors like you turns young musicians' dreams into reality.