Financial Donations : Support
For the past 52 years, EMF has relied on the support and generosity of our friends to continue providing the enriching experiences our students and audiences enjoy year after year.
Student tuition and ticket sales provide only a portion of what is needed to ensure EMF's continued success.
Your investment in the Eastern Music Festival helps us attract the best and brightest faculty and young musicians to the school and invite Grammy Award-winning and critically acclaimed guest artists to perform at the festival.
Your support is our foundation and we thank you for helping EMF realize its vision for an artistically significant, vibrant, innovative and financially robust organization.
If you have questions, or if you wish to learn more about how to make a gift of securities, endowments, planned giving, or matching gifts please email Stephanie Cordick, Executive Director, or call 336-333-7450, ext. 24.
To maintain a high caliber of artistic excellence, we rely on the generosity of donors and patrons alike. Ticket sales, even for sold-out events like 2011's Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, do not cover the costs to bring these outstanding guest artists and talented students and faculty from around the world to Greensboro. Music Students from across the globe compete for one of 200 spots each summer. These students are gifted and committed to their instruments.
Typically, more than 800 students apply for these seats – making the program highly competitive. This year, we are already eagerly anticipating the arrival of these talented young artists – ages 14-22 – on the Guilford College campus this summer.
We anticipate that, as in years past, more than 90% of these students will be in need of full or partial scholarships. Donations to the EMF Scholarship Fund directly benefit these amazing young musicians.
Here is an opportunity for you to make a difference. Please consider pledging or donating a gift of any size to EMF. You may donate an unrestricted gift or designate it to support the EMF Scholarship Fund. If you have already contributed to EMF this year, we greatly appreciate it. Perhaps you would be able to make an additional gift.
All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
How you can help
Types of gifts
Unrestricted gifts enable EMF to use your contribution in the manner that best serves its mission and programs. Your unrestricted gift supports salaries for our teaching faculty, music purchases, guest artist fees, facility rental, and much more.
Or, you may choose to designate your gift to our Scholarship Fund. Each year, EMF needs to raise $250,000 for scholarships to enable gifted students from across the country and world to attend our pre-professional training program, many of whom would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience EMF.
Making a gift is easy
- Donate online Use your credit card to make a secure online donation to EMF.
- Mail your gift
You may mail your gift to:
Eastern Music Festival
P.O. Box 22026
Greensboro, NC 27420
- Direct payment plan
You can also have your donation deducted automatically from your checking or savings account - our Direct Payment Plan is simple, convenient, and flexible. There are no checks to write, no stamps to buy, and you decide the payment schedule that is most convenient for you. Just download the Direct Payment Plan form and return it to the address above!
EMF gladly accepts and appreciates matching gifts. If your employer or organization provides matching gifts you could double or triple your gift by just sending in a matching gift form.
It's easy – all you do is ask your Human Resources office for a matching gift form (many of these are now on organization websites), fill out your portion of the form, and mail it to us at the above address along with your donation. We'll do the rest and you'll get the credit!