The Fellowship Program at Curtis offers meaningful connections between donors and students. It also provides vital resources for the Curtis endowment and Annual Fund. This helps Curtis maintain the superior quality of its programs and enables the students to dedicate their time principally to musical training and education.
A fellowship can be established in perpetuity with a gift at one of the following levels and may be paid over a period of up to five years or through bequests or other planned gifts.
Types of endowed fellowships
|An endowed education and training fellowship supports curriculum-based costs||$250,000 or more|
|An endowed student assistance fellowship supports living expenses||$250,000 or more|
|An endowed comprehensive fellowship supports education and training costs and financial aid||$350,000 or more|
Curtis can consider stated preferences when awarding endowed fellowships, such as students with a particular major or from a specific geographic region.
Most donors enjoy meaningful, lasting relationships with fellows long after the students graduate. In addition:
- Donors receive prominent recognition in perpetuity in concert programs and on a plaque within the school.
- The school encourages students to list their fellowship whenever they provide biographical information.
- For a minimum of twenty-five years from the time of the gift, Curtis will designate a student each year to hold the donor’s named fellowship.
- An invitation to an annual fellowship luncheon and information about their fellow’s recitals and activities.
Student fellowships may also be supported and named on a yearly basis with a membership gift to the Curtis Annual Fund of $10,000 or more.
Named annual fellowships help cover training and educational costs and student financial aid in Curtis’s annual operating budget.
- the opportunity to name a one-year fellowship
- recognition in concert programs
- an invitation to the annual fellowship luncheon
- all the regular benefits associated with Fellowship Circle membership in Curtis’s Leopold Stokowski Society
Charles Sterne III, director of principal gifts and planned giving, (215) 717-3126