Ways to Give

Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the future of chamber music. There are two important ways to support Music@Menlo’s mission:

  1. Become a Member by making a gift to the Annual Fund.
  2. Support the Music@Menlo Fund: Initially funded by the Tenth-Anniversary Campaign, the Music@Menlo Fund holds board-designated funds to support Music@Menlo’s long-term financial health and for board-designated special projects. Please contact us to learn more about making a special gift or pledge to the Music@Menlo Fund and to learn about special recognition opportunities.

Make a Gift Today

  • Phone: Please call 650-330-2141. Music@Menlo accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
  • Mail: Send a check made payable to “Menlo School: Music@Menlo” to Music@Menlo, 50 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027.

Gifts to Music@Menlo are 100 percent tax deductible as allowed by law. Music@Menlo is a self-supporting program of Menlo School, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization.

Other Ways to Give

Employer Matching Gifts
Many local companies (including Google, IBM, Yahoo, Adobe, Oracle, and more) will match the charitable donations of their employees (and sometimes retirees), allowing you to double or triple the impact of your gift. Contact your employer’s human resources department to find out more. Music@Menlo is an eligible 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization.

Corporate Partnerships
The festival will have major expenses in the areas of wine, catering, air travel, lodging, and transportation. While significantly reducing our operating costs, partnerships can also offer promotional opportunities for your business. Learn more about the benefits of joining Music@Menlo as a Corporate Sponsor.»

In-Kind Gifts
Music@Menlo appreciates in-kind gifts of wine, catering, party decorations, Apple iPads and iPhones, and other items that help offset operations expenses. Please contact the development team to learn more about donating in-kind gifts.

A strong team of friendly, enthusiastic, and hardworking volunteers is always needed to help the festival run smoothly. Learn more.»

Host an Artist
This season, approximately sixty musicians will teach and perform at Music@Menlo, each staying anywhere from three days to four weeks. The festival is committed to housing musicians in private homes. This arrangement is a wonderful way for the local community to connect with world-class artists. If you can offer comfortable, semiprivate quarters with a private bath, you not only will be helping the festival but also will be forming new friendships. Get more information about hosting an artist in your home.»

Planned Gifts
Join the Isaac Stern Circle by including Music@Menlo in your estate plans. Planned commitments of support help champion the future of chamber music education and performance. Please speak with us about your specific interests and wishes. Music@Menlo offers many planned-giving options through Menlo School. Please visit the school’s website to learn more, contact Edward Sweeney at 650-330-2030, and talk to your estate planning advisor.

Gifts of Securities
A gift of appreciated stock may offer valuable tax benefits. Please contact your financial advisor for more information.

To learn more, please call 650-330-2030 or email edward@musicatmenlo.org.


Music@Menlo is made possible by a leadership grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additional support is provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Koret Foundation Funds, and the many individuals and organizations that share the festival’s vision.