Support Us

Your generous support keeps the Colorado Music Festival growing artistically and as a regional leader in classical music performance. Your gift to Colorado Music Festival is an investment in your community and in our vision of a world-class destination festival. See how your donation impacts our community:

Ways to Support Us

Monthly Giving

When you sign up for monthly giving, you provide our organization with valuable resources and financial stability. A monthly, recurring gift of any amount — one that is meaningful to you — will enable us to share the power of music. You can sign up for your monthly donation by visiting our online donation portal and selecting “Show my support by making this a monthly gift.”

Legacy Giving

Joining the Legacy Club is an investment in our future. It assures that everything you value about the Colorado Music Festival & Center of Musical Arts will remain a vital cultural touchstone for generations to come.

Most Legacy Club members have included us in their estate plans by simply adding a codicil to their existing will or living trust. Alternatively, adding us as a beneficiary to your life insurance policy or IRA is another simple and low-cost way to include us in your estate.

Please let us know when you have made plans for such a gift from your estate and join Legacy Club members who have committed to our future and enjoy exclusive invites to special celebrations today for your planned gift tomorrow.

Tax-Wise Giving

Donor Advised Funds
Donor Advised Funds (DAF) are an easy and tax-savvy way for you to manage your charitable donations. Once you set up your DAF, you can contribute cash, stocks, or other assets into the DAF and receive an immediate tax deduction You can then simply recommend a grant be distributed to the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts. Examples of DAF companies are Schwab Charitable Fund, Fidelity Charitable, Bank of America Charitable Giving, Boulder Community Foundation, and Vanguard Charitable.

Appreciated Securities
Giving appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares can be a tax-advantageous way to provide immediate support to Colorado Music Festival & Center for the Musical Arts. When you transfer ownership of long-term holdings, you receive a charitable deduction for their full market value and incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits). Please contact us for instructions.

Charitable IRA Distributions
If you are 70 ½ or older, you and your spouse can each direct charitable gifts of up to $100,000 from your IRA to the Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, without paying federal income on the withdrawal. This gift option provides tax savings to donors even if they do not itemize deductions. This can reduce your annual taxable income level. For further information, please contact your tax advisor.

Make a One-Time Donation

Please reach out to Laurie Friedeman, Director of Individual Giving, if you have any questions or would like more information:, (303) 665-0599 x110. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for your support! Gifts to our general fund support Orchestra musicians, guest artists, concert operations, and more. You may also make a gift over the phone by calling (303) 665-0599 x107, or you may mail your donation to:

EIN: 84-0735716
Colorado Music Festival
Administrative Office
200 E Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026

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The Festival performs in beautiful Boulder, Colorado — a breathtaking location full of nature, culture, cuisine, art, and more.

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Festival Fellows

Meet the Festival Fellows: eight aspiring professional musicians who receive coaching and performance opportunities through the Festival and its guest artists.

Center for Musical Arts

This excellent community music school is also the educational arm of our organization.

Your Gift Makes the Difference

Thank you for helping us to keep the music playing.