Ways to Give


Questions? Contact Molly Abbattista at 312-267-4480 or mabbattista@meritmusic.org


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Donate! Support music education and the life transformation it makes possible!


Matching gifts are an important source of funding for Merit. Find out if your employer matches charitable contributions.


Cambridge Audio will share 50% of proceeds from sales of their SE1 headphones to Merit and other U.S. music charities. Get yours today!


Did you know? You can help support Merit students with a gift of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. It’s a great way to potentially avoid capital gains taxes and/or make a larger gift while the market is hot.


Hosting an event? Add Merit as your charity of choice and encourage your evite guests to support Merit students.


Honor a Merit student’s accomplishments or express thanks for the impact a teacher has made in your child’s life — all while supporting Merit’s intensive and deep music education experience.


Support Merit students when you shop AmazonSmile! A percentage of your purchases will be donated back to Merit.

To donate by check:

Make check(s) payable to Merit School of Music

Send to:
Attn: Development Office
Merit School of Music
Joy Faith Knapp Music Center
38 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607


Merit’s EIN # 36-3028768

Merit School of Music is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit. If you require proof of legal status, please call 312-267-4480 or mabbattista@meritmusic.org



Merit boasts GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency and a 4-star rating (the highest possible) on CharityNavigator, demonstrating ongoing fiscal excellence.