1. Giving

President's Challenge

Join the Challenge

In honor of SFCM's 99th year, President David H. Stull and his family will match all gifts dollar-for-dollar to inspire 99 people to make their first gift to SFCM, rejoin our donor community, or increase their giving to the next membership level now through June 30

“I am proud to be part of a community that understands the importance of scholarships, and to announce the 2017 President’s Challenge."

 

In my first year on the SFCM faculty, I’ve learned that SFCM students are even more talented, enthusiastic, and dedicated to the pursuit of musical excellence than I’d imagined.

 

I’ve also become increasingly aware that not every gifted young musician can afford to attend a conservatory. When I speak with prospective students about attending SFCM, the cost of conservatory education comes up early on in our conversation. For many, their scholarship is the sole reason they are able to study music. What an incredible shame it is to lose the great artistic voices of our next generation because of financial need.

 

That's why I am proud to be part of a community that understands the importance of scholarships, and to announce the 2017 President's Challenge. In honor of SFCM's 99th year, President David H. Stull and his family will match all gifts dollar-for-dollar until we reach our goal of inspiring 99 donors to make their first gift to SFCM, rejoin our donor community, or increase their giving to the next membership level in support of scholarships, now through the end of June.

 

I hope you will join us in the President’s Challenge to support SFCM’s remarkable, hard-working students.

 

Sincerely,

Deborah Voigt, Professor of Voice

By the Numbers

Student Scholarships

97%
Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships
$19,854
Average Scholarship Amount
$7,368,790
Total Scholarships Awarded in 2015-16 Academic Year

What if every gifted young musician could afford a musical education and graduate debt free?

 

You’ve heard how daunting the cost of higher education is for many young people and their families—especially for talented youth who are inspired to go on to careers in education and the arts.

 

SFCM is committed to creating a future in which financial need never prevents talented and deserving young musicians from pursuing an education. With your help, SFCM awarded more than $7 million in scholarships to 97% of our collegiate students in 2015-16.

 

But we can do more. We can make SFCM a school that students attend to get the best education possible—without taking on years of student loan debt after graduation. Just imagine what the next generation of bright young artists can accomplish if they are able to devote themselves fully and whole-heartedly to pursuing their dreams.

 

That is why my family and I have put forth the President's Challenge. From now through June 30, we will match all gifts dollar-for-dollar for new donors, rejoining donors, and donors who increase their giving to the next membership level in support of scholarships. Our goal is to inspire 99 people to step up to the Challenge in honor of SFCM's 99th year.

 

I hope you will join us in this movement to make conservatory education accessible to gifted young musicians by contributing to SFCM’s Scholarship Fund today.

Thank you for your inspiring support of SFCM.

 

Sincerely,

David H. Stull, President