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Planned Giving

All students accepted at Curtis receive full-tuition scholarships, a policy made possibly by an endowment that generates fifty-six percent of the school's operating income. "Planned gifts," which are deferred giving arrangements such as bequests, assure the continuation of the school's great musical traditions by helping to build a stronger endowment. With a "life income" gift to Curtis, donors can receive financial benefits, including regular income payments, tax deductions, and estate cost savings, along with the satisfaction of supporting Curtis. With any planned gift, you'll be making a major contribution to the education and training of the next generation of exceptionally gifted young musicians at Curtis.

Those who include Curtis as a beneficiary under their wills, trusts, life insurance policies, retirement plans, and other estate-planning arrangements are recognized as members of Curtis’s Founder's Society.

Learn more about ways to create a "Legacy of Music" at Curtis:

Planned giving arrangements call for careful consideration and a complete assessment of your financial situation. Curtis encourages you to consult with your attorney, tax advisor, or financial advisor about the application of planned gifts to your particular situation. Please contact Curtis’s director of principal gifts and planned giving who can work with you and your professional advisors to identify options to achieve your charitable and financial goals.


Charles Sterne III, director of principal gifts and planned giving, (215) 717-3126