DONATING TO MCW HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER.Ways to Donate
Gifts to the Music Conservatory of Westchester may be made in a number of ways:
Make your gift by check or credit card
Your employer may have a Matching Gifts program
Make a bequest or planned gift
You may make your gift in honor or in memory of someone special
THANK YOU for making a difference, we truly appreciate your support!
The Music Conservatory of Westchester is committed to maintaining the privacy of our donors. We do not share donors’ names or any personal information received either online or offline with any other organization or third-party entity, for any purpose. This includes donors’ names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and any other personal information provided in connection with contributions to the Conservatory.
$100,000 AND ABOVE
Phelps Community Corporation
$50,000 – $99,999
Jennifer and Steven Weiss
Mary Lynn Bianco
$25,000 – $49,999
Charles A. Frueauff Foundation
$15,000 – $24,999
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
Jeanette Poillon and Bonnie Brescia
Joan and Robert Arnow Foundation
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation
UJA Federation of New York
$10,000 – $14,999
Laurence Keiser and Susan Accetta
$5,000 – $9,999
Joel and Cheryl Breitkopf
Kilroy Architectural Windows, Inc.
Leeding Builders Group
Mayrich Construction Corp
Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
Pal Environmental Safety Corporation
Pritzker Bergman Family Foundation
Quinn McCabe, LLP
RC Structures Inc.
Rosemount Interiors, Inc
Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP
Sentinel Builders LLC
St. Faith’s House Foundation
St. Vincent De Paul Foundation
$2,500 – $4,999
Belkin Burden Goldman, LLP
D & D Electrical Construction Company Inc.
Direct Flooring Inc.
Duval & Stachenfeld LLP
Friends of Music Concerts Inc.
Interior Marketing Group Inc.
Mulligan Security LLC
Norman and Rona Senior
Square Mile Capital Management LLC
Sylvia and Tom Rogers
The Charles Schwartz Foundation for Music
The Frances & Benjamin Benenson Foundation Inc.
$1,000 – $2,499
Countrywide Stone and Marble Inc.
First American Title Insurance Company
FJM Ferro, Inc.
Gold Group Fireproofing
Jamie and Hannah Lissette
JLL America Inc
KONE Elevators & Escalators
Robert J. and Rosa Gellert
The CASA Group, Inc
The Columbus Foundation
Williams New York LLC
$500 – $999
Alchemy Properties, Inc.
Andrea and Jacob Meranda
Anthony and Karen Gallinari
Bob and Faith Sterling
Capossela, Cohen, LLC Certified Public Accountants
Edward and Mary DePaola
Fillmore Agency Inc
Georgia and William Pollak
Jason and Laura Haim
Jean and Henry Pollak
Jean and Michael Newton
Jose & Jennifer Reynoso
Laura and Tom Lulgjuraj
Marjorie and Kenneth Horn
Michael and Dana Hokin
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Duell
Robert and Rachel Ranieri
Ronald and Ann Kaplan
Safety & Quality Plus, Inc.
Sandi and Joseph Mahfouz
Sharon Des Jarlais
Signature NY Bank
Steven and Cindy Goldstein
The Music Building
The Villani Group
Westech Solutions, LLC
Ways To Donate
EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFT
Many employers offer corporate gift matching which can DOUBLE your contribution and your impact! Check with your employer (human resources office) or use our tool below to see if you can get your gift matched. Your employer should provide you with a matching gift form for you to complete and send along with your donation to the Music Conservatory (ATTN: Aishling Quinn).
Aishling Quinn, Development Officer
Consult your personal tax advisors regarding the tax benefits of donating appreciated securities. Conservatory staff cannot legally provide tax or estate planning advice.
Instructions Donating Securities:
- Donating Securities:
Instruct your broker to transfer the stocks or securities to the Music Conservatory’s account at Morgan Stanley. Account information may be obtained by contacting the Conservatory’s Finance Director Bevin Lemere: (914) 761-3900 ext. 108 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, the name of the securities, number of shares, and expected date of transfer. Gift is at the mean price (high/low average) on the day the stock is received in our account.
- To donate unendorsed stock certificate(s), mail the certificates, registered in your name, to Bevin Lemere, Director of Finance, Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606. In a separate envelope, mail a signed stock power, available from your broker. Gift is valued at the mean price on the date the later of the two envelopes (stock certificates and signed stock power) is postmarked.
- It is possible to endorse a security and deliver it to the Conservatory; however, it may be some time before the stock transfer can be finalized. Therefore, this method is not recommended.
- When giving other types of securities, such as mutual funds, bonds or notes, please obtain specific advice from your broker or advisor.
BEQUESTS AND PLANNED GIFTS
The Michael Pollon Society
Create your musical legacy by remembering the Music Conservatory of Westchester in your will or estate plan. We will work with you to customize your gift to support the program of your choice.
Your bequest may also offer tax benefits to help you meet your financial and estate-planning goals:
- Eliminate long-term capital gains tax
- Receive a current income tax deduction
- Reduce possible estate and gift taxes
- Increase income and effective rate of return
Michael Pollon (1913-1996) joined the Conservatory faculty in 1938 and served as its Executive Director from 1964 to 1985. Under his leadership the school earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music and grew to become the region’s premiere place for high quality community music education. Mr. Pollon mentored students like concert pianist Garrick Ohlsson and New York Philharmonic flutist Mindy Kaufman who would go on to major careers. Born in Vienna, he studied piano and musicology in Berlin and Prague, where his teachers included renowned conductor George Szell. His legacy of excellence, leadership and musicianship continues to this day. The Conservatory is proud to accept planned gifts in his memory.
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