In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CDC’s current recommendations, Merit School of Music has closed the Joy Faith Knapp Music Center and suspended all in-person activities. Virtual options are now available for summer camps, private lessons, Early Childhood classes, and small group classes. We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this unprecedented situation.

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Ways to Give

MERIT MAKES MUSIC. MUSIC MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Each year, Merit helps:

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Here’s how you can help:

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We make it easy to donate a one-time or recurring gift online.

If you prefer to donate by check, simply make it out to Merit School of Music and mail it to us at 38 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL 60607.

 + Employer Matching gifts

Visit our online tool or contact Meredith Richard at 312.267.4480 or marichard@meritmusic.org to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.

+ Gifts of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds

Your donation of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds is a great way to make an impact. Fill out our securities transfer form or contact us at 312.267.4480 or development@meritmusic.org.

+ Instruments, music supplies, & other in-kind gifts

You can help our students develop as musicians by making a tax-deductible gift of property. Learn more about what types of in-kind donations we are in need of and how the process works.

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MERIT IS A SOUND INVESTMENT

 

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