Comprising nearly 40 percent of the institution's annual budget, the Annual Fund is a critical source of revenue for the AMFS and provides assistance to every aspect of its operations. Your gift directly supports the Festival and School’s dedicated staff, artist-faculty, and students, mission, and long-term stability.
Designate your Annual Fund gift to a specific area that matches your interest.
The AMFS Fund
A gift to The AMFS Fund is among the most valuable types of support, providing unrestricted resources for operating every aspect of our organization annually.
Student Assistance & Support
Provides funding for scholarships and fellowships, student travel and visa expenses, housing, transportation, food and health services, audition and registration costs, and much more.
Supporting our Artist-Faculty
Helps to attract and retain our talented AMFS faculty, including salaries, housing, and travel, as well as classes and coaching.
Education & Community Programming
Builds the next generation of music enthusiasts through high-quality in-, and after-school music education for children in Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley all year round, as well as free local summer programming for families and youth.
Click a tab below, Crescendo Donors or National Council Donors,
to compare benefits and donate at your desired giving level.
* Access to advance seat assignments with a validation fee per ticket.
† Access date to pre-sale depends on giving level.
†† Donor may extend use of passes to family and friends
§ Please contact us at 970 205 5065 for details!
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GIVE
STOCKS AND OTHER SECURITIES
Stock gifts present a great opportunity to eliminate your capital gains tax exposure and take a charitable deduction in the amount of the fair market value of the shares. Contact AMFS here for information on our stock account.
The AMFS has launched a new recurring giving society, Encore. Learn more here.
Increase the impact of your contribution with a corporate matching gift to the AMFS. Find out if your company will match your donation here.
DONOR ADVISED FUNDS AND FAMILY FOUNDATIONS
The AMFS welcomes gifts from Donor Advised Funds and Family Foundations. According to IRS regulations, gifts from these funds cannot result in any personal or material benefit, including tickets or passes.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
The IRA charitable rollover allows donors aged 70.5 and older to make tax-free charitable gifts directly from their Individual Retirement Accounts to eligible charities. This allows the donor to meet their distribution minimum without any tax exposure. According to IRS regulations, gifts from these funds cannot result in any personal or material benefit, including tickets or passes.
For more information on the Annual Fund and how you can contribute, please contact:
Annual Giving and Events Manager
970 205 5065
Have questions about the Annual Fund? Check out our Annual Fund FAQ page here for detailed information about making a gift, donor benefits, other ways to give, and more.