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Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support The Boston Conservatory—by check, credit cards, gifts of securities and stocks, real estate, matching gifts or bequests.

Your tax-deductible donations fund everything from world-class faculty to performance opportunities that prepare our students for their careers after college.

Give By Check or Credit Card

Gifts may be sent to the Development Office, The Boston Conservatory, PO Box 970009, Boston, MA 02297-0009. Please make your check payable to The Boston Conservatory. And remember, you can increase your gift by including a Matching Gift form from your employer.

Gifts may also be called in, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at or (617) 912-9267.

Or you may visit on secure online giving site.

If you have any problems with our online donation system, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement immediately at or (617) 912-9267.

Recurring Gift Program

Join the Recurring Gift Program

Sustain the core mission of The Boston Conservatory and your personal connection to our students with recurring monthly gifts. It's easy, convenient, and the best way to ensure that the Conservatory remains a vibrant and rigorous institution.

  1. Choose the amount that you want to contribute every month.
  2. Decide if you want to use a credit card, checking, or savings account.
  3. Please contact the office to establish an electronic fund transfer at or (617) 912-9267.

Benefits to you

  • Eliminates the cost of writing checks and stamping envelopes
  • Is a convenient way to give 
  • Allows you to build up your total annual gift with specified, periodic withdrawals from your bank account or credit card charges
  • Provides easy proof of donation for tax purposes

Benefits to The Boston Conservatory

  • Provides a consistent and predictable cash flow
  • Reduces mailing and postage expenses for the Conservatory 
  • Reduces administrative and processing costs—allowing more of each dollar to go directly to our institution and students

Remember: You may increase, decrease, or suspend your monthly gift at any time.

For further information on the Recurring Gift Program, contact development at (617) 912-9267 or


If you are giving a gift of securities, bonds, mutual funds or commodities and your broker is executing the transfer the securities must be transferred from your account to the Conservatory no later than December 31 to qualify for a deduction.

To make a gift of stock, please contact the Development Office at (617) 912-9267 or

Naming Opportunities

There are several naming opportunities at The Boston Conservatory. Are you interested in having your name, or the name of a loved one, associated with the exceptional young performing artists of tomorrow? Please contact Leslie Jacobson Kaye at (617) 912-9237 or

Plan Your Gift - Become a Member of The Churchill Society

The Boston Conservatory is grateful for your loyal support of its mission to prepare and inspire students to perform at the highest level in the performing arts. Through a planned gift you can ensure The Boston Conservatory continues to train exceptional young performing artists for generations to come.

Create a legacy to support The Boston Conservatory by:

  • Giving your assets when you no longer need them
  • Supplementing your income through a gift that returns payments to you for your lifetime 
  • Take advantage of multiple tax benefits
  • Planning for your children's and grandchildren's future

The Churchill Society celebrates those who have established a legacy gift to The Boston Conservatory.  It is named to honor H. Wilfred Churchill ’38, alumnus and devoted faculty member, who gave his estate to The Boston Conservatory through a gift in his will.

To become a member of the Churchill Society or to learn more about the possibilities for creating your own legacy, contact Lori Ashline, J.D. at (617) 912-9225 or


Make a Gift Directly from Your IRA

Are you at least 70.5 years of age?

You can donate up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to The Boston Conservatory and gain financial benefits.

  • Any amount you contribute is considered as part of your minimum required distribution.
  • Your contribution is not included as taxable income in the year you donate, so you avoid taxes on the distribution. *

It’s a simple gift to make:

  • Call your IRA plan administrator and clarify your intention to make a charitable distribution to The Boston Conservatory, a nonprofit organization.
  • To expedite your request, give the administrator our name, address and tax identification number:

The Boston Conservatory
8 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02215
Tax ID: 042126597

For further information call Lori Ashline, Director of Planned Giving at (617) 912-9225 or email

*This information is intended for educational purposes only.  Please consult your personal financial advisor to learn how this gift specifically affects your financial situation.

Real Estate

You can make a gift of real estate to endow a fund or name a portion of the campus. Common real estate gifts may include:

  1. Your primary residence
  2. A vacation or second home
  3. Land

Selling such assets may incur heavily tax consequences. You may minimize or eliminate your tax burden by donating your real estate to The Boston Conservatory.
Contact Lori Ashline, Director of Planned Giving at (617) 912-9225 or to begin a conversation about making a gift of real estate. 


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