Ways to Give

Thank you for your consideration of a gift to Rockport Music’s In Concert With You campaign. All gifts are welcome and important! The following are giving options that we hope donors will find helpful:


You may pledge your support now and take up to five tax years to fulfill it. Multi-year gifts allow most donors to make larger gifts, often from their assets. All pledges must be made in writing and have a defined payment schedule. Rockport Music will be glad to send pledge reminders, as you wish.


Gifts of appreciated stock are a tax-efficient way to maximize your gifts. You can claim a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock on the date of transfer and avoid paying a capital gain on the shares. Please contact the Director of Development Susan K. Coffin at 978-546-7391 x.113 for stock transfer instructions.


You may write a check payable to Rockport Music or direct a gift from a Donor Advised Fund. Please note on your check or supporting correspondence that the gift should be applied to the In Concert with You campaign.


Many companies and organizations will match your gift to Rockport Music, so please check your company’s policy on matching gifts. If your company does match gifts, please enclose the Matching Gift Form with your check. All gifts to Rockport Music are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Rockport Music encourages all donors to consult with their financial/legal advisors when making gifts.

If you have a question about the above, or would like to discuss a different gift option than those listed, please contact Susan K. Coffin, Director of Development at 978.546.7391 x. 113 or via email.

Named Giving Opportunities

Rockport Music is pleased to offer the following gift recognition opportunities. You may name a fund, honor a family member or other person, or make a memorial gift. All such inquiries will be kept in confidence.


Classical Music Fund, $2,500,000
Provides principal support for the Rockport Chamber Music Festival and other year-round classical programming

Jazz Fund, $1,500,000
Supports the Rockport Jazz Festival and our burgeoning jazz program

Musical Genres Fund, $1,000,000
Supports musical programming beyond classical and jazz

Education Fund, $1,000,000
Supports musician residencies and programs in area schools

New Initiatives Fund, $1,000,000
Supports live music streaming, competitions, and ensembles in residence

Outreach Fund, $500,000
Support HARP (Healing Arts Rockport), community outreach, and free community concerts

Adult Education Fund, $500,000
Provides assistance for pre-concert lectures and the educational series


Building Preservation Fund, Permanently names the Third Floor Reception Hall, $2,500,000
Supports major building and equipment renewal in the Shalin Liu Performance Center including the building structure, HVAC, concert hall seating, and related improvements

Instrument/Equipment Fund, $500,000
Provides funds to repair and maintain our pianos and related musical equipment

Technology Fund, $500,000
Supports audiovisual systems, stage lighting, and an electronic marquee


Artistic Director’s Fund in Honor of David Deveau, $1,500,000
To support the Artistic Director’s position

Executive Leadership Fund, $1,500,000
To support the Executive Director’s and senior administrators’ positions

Special Recognition

Rockport Music will also provide special recognition to donors at the following levels:

$250,000  |  $100,000  |  $50,000  |  $25,000

You may make an unrestricted commitment or direct your support to one of our Program, Building, or Leadership initiatives.  To discuss your gift intentions, please contact Executive Director Tony Beadle or Director of Development Susan K. Coffin at 978.546.7391 ext. 113.

Photo Credits
Shalin Liu Performance Center (credit Robert Benson)
Yo-Yo Ma (credit Michael Lutch)
Borromeo Quartet and other musicians (credit Michael Lutch)