Ways to Help


Gifts in any amount are needed and appreciated. Annual contributions to the School of the Arts Foundation are vital to cultivate our next generation of artists and cultural leaders. The Foundation ensures that gifts and contributions are utilized to benefit the institution as requested by the donor.

Outright Gifts can be made using cash, checks or money orders made payable to the School of the Arts Foundation, Inc. Or, you may make a gift using a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) by calling the Foundation Office at 561-805-6298 or by clicking Donate Today which will direct you to the Foundation’s secure online giving page.

Recurring Gifts are an opportunity to schedule ongoing gifts to the School via the Foundation.  Simply click on the “Make a Recurring Gift” button on our Donate Today page.

Pledges: Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation welcomes your gift through a pledge – a formal statement of intention to make a gift to Dreyfoos. With a pledge, you may complete your gift by making regular payments over time, allowing you to give more generously than you originally may have considered.   If you are interested in making a pledge, please contact the Foundation office at 561-805-6298 or via email.

Matching Gift Programs are an easy way to double or even triple your contribution to Dreyfoos. Often overlooked as a method of giving, matching gifts are offered by many corporations to encourage employees to make charitable contributions to eligible institutions, like the School of the Arts Foundation.   Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations. Check with your Human Resources department to find out if your employer has a matching gift program.  

Endowment Gifts  As the Foundation’s endowment grows, so does its capacity to transform bold ideas into life-changing realities, for the Dreyfoos School of the Arts and everyone it serves. By contributing to the School of the Arts Foundation’s endowment, supporters are able to provide enduring sources of funding for the people, programs, and activities they care about and wish to nurture. Because the principal is not spent and a portion of the income is reinvested, an endowment lasts in perpetuity. Every gift to endowment, no matter the size, will allow the Foundation to achieve our greatest goals in the coming decades and have an impact for generations to come. For more information on ways to support our endowment funds, click here.

Gifts of appreciated securities are a popular alternative to cash gifts. In addition to receiving a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of your gift, you may also bypass capital gains tax on the appreciation. If you are interested in transferring securities, please contact the Foundation office at 561-805-6298 or via email.

Planned gifts including bequests, beneficiary designations and life-income plans are another available gift option. For information, please contact the Foundation office at 561-805-6298 or via email.

Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable to Dreyfoos, because they allow the Foundation to direct resources where they are most necessary. Your unrestricted contribution will allow the Foundation to allocate funds to student scholarships, campus enhancement programs, technology, art and academic programs.

If you prefer, you may choose to designate your contribution to support a specific art area, a named scholarship, or various school programs. When you make a gift to Dreyfoos, you have tremendous flexibility in determining how the funds will be used. To explore some of the ways you can help, go to the Funds page and read about the various initiatives and how they enhance the students at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts.

Dreyfoos’ ability to educate generations of artists and leaders is possible because of the financial support of its alumni and friends. We designed this site to assist you in planning a gift that best meets your financial and philanthropic goals. This site describes various gift strategies to help you decide which planned gift is right for you.  If you are considering which gift option is right for your personal situation, feel free to contact the Foundation office at 561-805-6298 or via email.