Giving FAQ

There are several ways to make a donation to Juilliard:

  • Make a gift online using your credit card, Venmo, PayPal, or Apple Pay.
  • Call us at (212) 799-5000, ext. 278 Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm ET.
  • Mail a contribution, with checks payable to The Juilliard School. Our mailing address is:

    The Juilliard School
    Office of Development
    60 Lincoln Center Plaza
    New York, NY 10023

  • Donate by stock or wire transfer; contact us at [email protected] or (212) 799-5000, ext. 278, for bank routing numbers and transfer details.

Gifts from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)

Juilliard accepts gifts from Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) subject to the legal restrictions applicable to such gifts. Federal tax laws limit the use of funds from a DAF to make gifts that provide more than an incidental personal benefit to the donor-advisor. Juilliard will not provide individuals with tickets or similar personal benefits in return for gifts from DAFs if such gifts would not be fully deductible by an individual donor. Donors giving from a DAF may waive their membership benefits to ensure no benefits of fair market value are received; the donor-advisor can receive benefits that have insubstantial or no fair market value.

Donors are encouraged to use their individual retirement accounts, 401(k) plans or similar retirement assets to fund a gift to Juilliard. IRAs can be used to make direct cash contributions to Juilliard without the donor incurring taxable income, while satisfying the donor’s required minimum distribution. Contact your financial advisor with questions about how these policies may affect your giving through a DAF or IRA.

Gifts in memory or in tribute to someone

The Juilliard School welcomes gifts that commemorate a special individual. In the memo line of your check or in the memory/tribute section of our online form, please note the name of the individual for whom the gift is in memory or tribute of. If you have questions about a donation of this nature, please contact Lori Padua at [email protected], or (212) 799-5000, ext. 7152.

Creating a Scholarship at Juilliard

Juilliard invites you to join the generous individuals, foundations, and corporations that contribute to Juilliard's scholarship program. To find out more or make a donation, please visit our Scholarship Giving page, or contact Irene Elias, Stewardship Manager, at [email protected] or 212-799-5000, ext. 309.


Membership at Juilliard provides a unique opportunity to have personalized access to this acclaimed performing arts institution that is developing the next generation of artists. Please visit the Membership page or contact Juilliard's membership office at [email protected] or (212) 769-7409.

Matching Gifts

Juilliard accepts matching gifts from companies. Your gift to Juilliard could be doubled—or even tripled! Use our online tool to see if your company has a matching gift program and learn how to submit the required paperwork.

Donating musical instruments, books, scores, and other materials

The Juilliard School welcomes the donation of certain types of grand pianos, musical instruments, books, scores, manuscripts, and other materials as in-kind gifts.

Juilliard's many practice rooms, concert halls, and faculty studios are equipped with grand pianos, all of which receive constant use and expert care. The School also maintains an important collection of other instruments, including more than one hundred rare and fine stringed instruments. The opportunity to play a quality instrument can make an important difference in a young musician's artistic development. If you have questions about a donation of this nature, please contact Lori Padua at [email protected], or (212) 799-5000, ext. 7152.

We are pleased to consider contributions of certain types of books, scores, manuscripts, and recorded material, particularly rare items and special collections, should the items be useful educational tools for our young artists. Unfortunately, space limitations prevent the School from accepting all gifts that are offered. To inquire about making such a donation, please contact Jane Gottlieb at (212) 799-5000, ext. 265 or email [email protected].

Last Updated Wednesday, Jan. 03, 2024, 03:45PM