Philanthropic support from the School’s generous and caring community of parents, students, alumni, trustees, and individuals enables Hoff-Barthelson to deliver music education of the highest caliber, advance faculty development and teaching excellence, offer financial aid and scholarships, and provide dynamic music programming in the community. All gifts are gratefully recognized in the School’s annual program guide.

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Please consider the following ways to give.

Annual Support: Contributions to our holiday appeal, faculty appreciation campaign, and spring benefit help the School fulfill its mission while maintaining a warm and welcoming community. Employer matching gifts can multiply your philanthropic support.

Give Appreciated Securities: Giving appreciated securities can be highly advantageous from a tax-perspective.

Named Financial Aid Funds: Named Financial Aid Awards can be established to honor a loved one while supporting K-12 students across ages and backgrounds.

Planned Gifts: Planned gifts to the School through an estate and or bequest help sustain the School into the future.

Special Initiatives/Designated Gifts: Designated gifts can help sustain cornerstone programs such as our Festival Orchestra, Chamber Music Program or Jazz Program; support Faculty Development; or underwrite capital projects, such as our recent Piano Lab Campaign, to enhance the student experience and programmatic capacity.

To make gift of stock, arrange a planned gift, establish a named financial aid fund, support a special initiative, or inquire about other ways to give, please contact the Development Office at or 914-723-1169.