Giving Opportunities


Annual Giving to the Dean's Fund

When you give to the Jacobs School's Annual Fund (the Dean's Fund), you create a world of possibilities. Each year, the school encounters new and unforeseen opportunities that can profoundly affect students, audiences, and the larger musical world. Whether it's a chance for students to perform at Carnegie Hall, a shot at hiring the nation's foremost string quartet, or a world-class pipe organ for sale on eBay, these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities can make a transformative difference in the life of the school.

Because no one can anticipate what these exciting possibilities will be, the Dean's Fund provides the Jacobs School with the flexibility to respond at a moment's notice. Donors to the Dean's Fund give the school the extraordinary power to seize breakthrough opportunities as they emerge, delivering support precisely when it is most needed.

Join the Dean's Circle

The efforts of partners in the Dean's Circle are essential to the sustained excellence and unsurpassed growth of the Jacobs School. Gifts to the Dean's Circle have an enormous impact on our students, enabling them to further shape the cultural life of our nation. Join the Dean's Circle with an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

Dean's Circle Membership Levels

  • Visionary Member: $10,000+
  • Strategic Member: $5,000 - $9,999
  • Supporting Member: $2,500 - $4,999
  • Contributing Member: $1,000 - $2,499

Contact the Jacobs School development office to learn more about making an annual gift, or make your annual gift online now.