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The TŌN Fund

We’ve brought music to more than 88,000 live & virtual concertgoers in over 250 concerts thanks to support from donors like you!

Inspire Greatness! Support TŌN’s innovative training program for classical musicians.

Photo by Jito Lee

What your gift supports

Your generosity will sustain the next generation of great performers—more than 60 players from 13 countries around the globe—as they learn to communicate the transformative power of music to 21st-century audiences.

Your gift will support TŌN Student Fellowship Stipends,  free chamber performances around the Hudson Valley, and virtual events including livestreamed concerts from the Fisher Center at Bard. Your gift will also provide vital resources for our return to live performance at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art when it’s safe again to do so.

Sponsor a TŌN Musician: Named Fellowships

Play a defining role in our success by sponsoring a TŌN musician. Your direct support will have a lasting impact on the education and training of TŌN’s exceptional young players from around the world. TŌN offers  a master’s degree in curatorial, critical, and performance studies and an advanced certificate in orchestra studies. Your generosity will help us meet the challenges of educating a new generation of musicians to become creative ambassadors for classical music.

Named fellowships begin with a gift of $10,000+ (Concertmaster’s Circle). For detailed information on sponsoring a TŌN musician, please contact Director of Development Nicole M. de Jesús at 845.758.7988 or [email protected].

Donor Levels & Benefits

Each category includes benefits from the preceding categories. You may also wish to decline all benefits with a market value to make your gift 100% tax-deductible.

•Advance notice of programming
•Acknowledgement in all TŌN programs  and publications

TŌNor $150+
•Access to guided exhibition tours at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Sight & Sound series

•Invitation for you and a guest to a select dress rehearsal at Carnegie Hall or the Fisher Center

•Invitations to private TŌN events and exclusive offers

FORTE $1,000+ $985 tax deductible
•Complimentary CD from TŌN’s growing list of recordings
•Optional backstage VIP ticket pick-up at Carnegie Hall

ALLEGRO $2,500+ $2,385 tax deductible
•Two guest tickets to a TŌN concert of your choice
•Guest seat locations subject to availability. Please request your guest seats at least one week prior to the concert. Estimated value at $50 per ticket.

CONDUCTOR’S BOX $5,000+ $4,635 tax deductible
•Special recognition in Playbill, concert programs, and on the TŌN website
•Two post-concert invitations to green room
•Opportunity to donate 10 TŌN concert tickets to the community agency of your choice

CONCERTMASTER’S CIRCLE $10,000+ $4,635 tax deductible
•Special recognition in Playbill, concert programs, and on the TŌN website
•Opportunity to be recognized as a Fellowship Sponsor (instrument of choice)
•Opportunity for a TŌN ensemble to perform at your private event

Donate Online

Donate By Mail

Download our donation form and send your check, made payable to Bard College, to:

Bard College
Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Please make sure to designate your donation to TŌN and include any special instructions on how we can contact you to acknowledge your gift.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match philanthropic gifts made by employees, their families, or retirees. See if your employer matches gifts or check with your human resources department, obtain the appropriate form, and send it to:

Bard College
Attn: Gift Recorder
P.O. Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12540-5000.

For detailed information on the many ways to support TŌN, please contact Nicole M. de Jesús, Director of Development, at 845.758.7988 or [email protected].