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What Your Gift Supports

Thank you for your interest in CCM. Every contribution provides vital support towards the core educational, performance and research missions of CCM’s students and faculty. To assure CCM retains its distinction as one of the top ranked educational institutions for the performing and media arts, we appreciate your consideration of CCM with your philanthropy.

Philanthropy Highlights

Recent Gifts:

  • CCM Releases 2015-2016 Honor Roll of Donors (View)
  • CCM/CSO awarded $900,000 by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Read)
  • Ariel Quartet and the CCM Opera Department Receive $200,000 Donation (Read)

Past Gifts:

  • Opera Fusion Grant Renewed by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (Read)
  • The Friends of CCM (now CCMpower) Announces New Scholarship for SCPA Students (Read)
  • $1M Gift bequeathed from the late Betty Jean (Seeger) Dannenfesler (Read)
  • Final $1M Gift from The Corbett Foundation (Read)

Where to Give

  • CCMpower consist of fans, advocates and alumni dedicated to empowering students and igniting possibilities through scholarship opportunities and helps attract the best and brightest talent, in turn, enriching our community and fueling the future of the arts. With approximately 600 members and an active board that raises over $300,000 annually, there are several levels of membership along with special benefits depending on your commitment. Click here to learn more about how to become a member today!
  • By Investing in the Dean's Innovation Fund, you will provide the flexible funding for the CCM Dean to implement innovative ideas, fund the highest priority needs, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and devote special funds to areas of greatest potential. Your support will help attract leading student scholars, provide travel opportunities for students and faculty and fund special collaborative projects at CCM.
  • Departmental Funds: To prepare the next generation of professionals to attain the highest artistic level and mastery in their respective fields, CCM invites you to make a gift to one of the seven divisions: Electronic Media, Ensembles and Conducting, Keyboard Studies, Music Education, TAPAA (Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration), Performance Studies or Composition, Musicology and Theory.

How to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. There are a number of ways to make a gift to CCM. The CCM External Relations staff is committed to the mission and vision of CCM and to raising the funds needed to educate our stars of tomorrow and fuel the legacy of artistic excellence in Cincinnati and around the world. Gifts to the University of Cincinnati are directed through the UC Foundation and are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

  • Check: Make checks payable to: UCF/CCM
    Please write the designation of your contribution on the memoradum line.
            Mail to:
                    College-Conservatory of Music
                    University of Cincinnati
                    PO Box 210003
                    Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003
    Be sure to include a note with any special instructions and how we can contact you to acknowledge your gift.
  • Gift Planning: We invite you to consider CCM as part of your long-term estate and financial plans so that future generations of students and faculty can benefit from your legacy of generosity. Those who name CCM in their planning are also invited to join the Herman Schneider Legacy Society through the University of Cincinnati Foundation’s Office of Gift Planning. Contact us if we can be of assistance to you in reaching your goals.
  • Matching Gift: Multiply the impact of your gift by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gift program. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Click here to see if your company has a matching gift program.
  • Stock and Securities Gifts: You can give back by donating appreciated stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares. You will receive an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift. To make a gift of securities or stock, please contact us for further instruction.
  • UC Payroll Gift Deduction: Contact the Office of External Relations to set up an automatic payroll deduction to make your gift to the College-Conservatory of Music.


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