Ways to Give


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


Support music education and the life transformation it makes possible while you enjoy a variety of benefits through Merit’s new giving program that gives back. Become a Friend of Merit today!


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